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Commercial Practitioner in Lancashire

Commercial Practitioner

Contract Length: Until end of Financial Year- possible extension

Location: Blackpool or Manchester – 2 days per week in the office

Pay Rate: up to £440/day (UMB)

Responsibilities:

  • Seamlessly deliver commercial services throughout the department whilst providing the best service and value possible.
  • Leading the development and on-going management of commercial strategies at a departmental level.
  • Working with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external) to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category initiatives.
  • Deliver agreed cost savings objectives
  • Provide commercial advice to a wide range of stakeholders to support colleagues with market engagement, sourcing, tendering and a wide range of procurement activities
  • Build trusted relationships with suppliers to hold professional discussions regarding contract information such as KPI’s/SLA’s, payment models, clause interpretation etc.
  • Reviewing and advising on governance documents and processes such as papers for Commercial Board, Programme Board, gated project submissions etc.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to drive best practice throughout the category

Experience:

  • Experience of working on complex procurement / commercial project(s) including category and contract management, supplier management, managing commercial risk and a track record of delivery
  • You will have good industry knowledge and category insights to provide knowledge-based challenges to senior stakeholders
  • Be able to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships
  • You will be commercially astute with strong communication negotiation and influencing skills.

Qualifications:

  • CIPS/IACCM desirable but not essential

Successful candidates will need to do a DBS.

The standard hours of work are 37 hours per week.

Reference

NL CP

Location

Lancashire

Salary

Daily Rate

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