A local authority based in Herefordshire are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join their team in a permanent position, the salary for the role is starting at £43,857.
- The successful applicant will have experience working at a senior procurement level and must have demonstrable achievements in a public sector procurement and supply environment. You will need to be suitably qualified by having CIPS level 5 working towards full membership, or educated to degree level or equivalent professional development with demonstrable work experience.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, management and coaching styles to drive the development of a small team and advocate and support development of good public sector procurement practice within the organisation.
- You will evidence a strong background in leading on procurement projects that are complex both in terms of the services being procured and the stakeholder dynamics across a range of subject areas including construction and social care.
- Responsible for a small team, the purpose of the role is to support the Commercial Services Manager in the planning, organisation, management and delivery of the procurement service to drive and deliver an efficient, effective and responsive service for the organisation, whilst maximising best value for money and complying with relevant legislation.
ACCOUNTABILITIES SPECIFIC TO THIS ROLE
To provide advice on high value and high risk procurements
To advise and support a range of allotted commercial activities to support the organisation’s strategic commissioning aims.
To lead, research and plan the preferred options and approaches to contract and tender management.
To support with developing appropriate business plans across the organisation for both capital and revenue expenditure in relation to procurement.
To lead on commercial activities to take an appropriate role in the development and management of contracts, agreeing KPIs.
To work with teams comprising of representatives from across the council to produce and determine contract specifications and conditions.
To ensure that procurement is undertaken in accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules (CPR’s), Procurement and Commissioning Strategy as well as relevant legislative requirements.
To develop and implement procurement practices and procedures that lead to continuous improvement and the realisation of efficiency savings
To continually update strategic analysis of markets and supplier trends within the relevant industries, to ensure that procurement is based on best practice ‘intelligence’.
To work with Directorates to seek to develop supply markets that have the capabilities to meet the changing needs of the authority.
To assist the Category Manager in the provision of commercial advice and the preparation of reports to both officers and members in relation to activities undertaken by the Commercial Services Team.
To provide commercial, strategic procurement advice and guidance at a high level in accordance with Strategic Procurement Rules and Strategy, and statutory requirements including legal regulations.
To support a programme of commercial training across the council and its partners to develop commercial awareness, capacity and capability.
To work with appropriate internal and external stakeholders to support local SMEs and the 3rd Sector ability to win council business where suitable.