Commercial Strategy and Operations Manager
G6 - Salary £Competitive
Glasgow or Darlington
We’ll accept applications up to the 23 April 2019 and interviews are scheduled for week commencing 29th April 2019
Do you want to be part of a fast-moving, dynamic organisation? Could you thrive in a customer-focused business environment? Would you like the opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to buying the right thing at the right time in the right way from the right supplier for best value through the supply life?
If you answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, we might have the perfect job for you.
What’s the job?
As Commercial Strategy and Operations Manager you will lead and manage a Category Cluster (consisting of a group of commercial spend categories & commodities) to ensure the development of an integrated approach towards the development of clear and compelling category strategies and the operational delivery of tactical procurement exercises which effectively support SLC’s third party expenditure requirements.
You will be expected to ensure your Category Cluster activity fully aligns with the Directorate/SLC strategies, that all activity is fully compliant with internal & external governance requirements, that commercial risks are fully understood and mitigated, and that value for money throughout the contract lifecycle is maximised for the UK Taxpayer.
You will engage with and influence senior stakeholders to achieve strong commercial planning, assurance and collaborative working, and to develop/implement effective commercial strategies. The role will support the Commercial Director and any delegated SRO’s within each Directorate with the review, assurance and completion of any business cases to support project and commercial governance for their assigned Category Cluster portfolio.
You will also work closely with other members of the Commercial Services Senior Management team, and Finance Business Partners in the company, sharing good practice and ensuring collaborative and customer-focused commercial services are provided to internal and external SLC stakeholders whilst also helping to develop staff within their respective teams to ensure career progression and resilience.
How do I apply?
Critical to this role is the ability to listen, interpret, influence, negotiate, inspire and challenge.
Further more you will bring with you an extensive track record of successfully developing and implementing category management strategies in a complex and changing environment coupled with an extensive track record of implementing and managing significant simultaneous procurement and contract management activity within a large / complex organisation preferably within a Public Sector environment. You will also have good experience of strategic supplier relationship management and extensive stakeholder management and influencing experience at senior levels. You will have the ability to demonstrate experience of innovative approaches to procurement and excellent knowledge of leading procurement category management processes and techniques.
You will be results driven with the ability to ensure your team effectively deliver, have strong written and verbal communication skills, a high level of IT literacy, including MS Office and well-developed analytical, organisational and problem solving skills. Furthermore you will possess significant staff management experience in a challenging environment.
Sound good? If so please apply below and a member of our dedicated Recruitment Team will be in touch!
Please note - As part of the selection process, SLC uses third parties to perform a number of pre-employment checks including reference, criminal record and credit reference. They may supply us with information that will assist us with our recruitment decision.