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Head of Commercial

Location: KILBURN, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 550-650 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 3
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-441077

Role Overview: 

You will play an essential part in managing and/or overseeing the overall commercial life cycle, meaning that the work you do is varied, challenging and exciting. Activities could vary from developing the category strategy, to leading complex procurements, to being accountable for some of the Metropolitan Police Services' (MPS) most complex and high profile contracts, all whilst ensuring activity complies with MPS's legislative framework. 

The responsibility of this role spans the commercial life cycle, as set out in the Government Functional Standard. This includes:

  • Commercial strategy, governance and planning for the Vehicle category
  • Developing Category and Market strategies 
  • Managing and being accountable for the commercial life cycle itself – across define, procure and manage
  • Embedding supplier relationship management principles and activity, working closely with the central SRM team 

Essential Experience:

  • Experience of leading a category with a similar size and spend (£5m+)
  • Achievements centred on cost savings and value for money efficiencies can be demonstrated
  • Experience of delivering and implementing strategic commissioning plans; focused on cost reduction and total cost of ownership models
  • Experience of negotiating large scale contracts (£5m+)
  • Experience of strategic procurement and delivery at senior level
  • Experience of dealing with complex demand challenges in a complex operational environment
  • Experience working and effectively influencing senior stakeholders with or without authority
  • Experience of managing in a diverse workforce including non-direct reports
  • Experience of delivering major/complex procurements
  • Experience of managing a team; demonstrating an ability to empower team members, track their performance, and develop their potential
  • Active CTC or SC Level Clearance 


  • MCIPS/IACCM qualification
  • Vehicle category management experience 

Please Note: This role is deemed INSIDE IR35

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