Commercial Managers (2 Posts)

Andover SP11 8HJ, Catterick, DL9 3LR, Glasgow G2 8EX, Sutton Coldfield B75 7RL, Whittington WS14 9TJ
£33,000 + substantial pension + £1,500 Commercial Market Skills Allowance and many other benefits
27 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial Managers (2 Posts)

Vacancy Reference Number: 114032
Location: Andover SP11 8HJ, Catterick, DL9 3LR, Glasgow G2 8EX, Sutton Coldfield B75 7RL, Whittington WS14 9TJ or Wyton PE28 2EA
Salary: £33,000 + substantial pension + £1,500 Commercial Market Skills Allowance and many other benefits

The Challenge

If you are an amazing Procurement Professional who wants to see the unseen and work for an amazing organisation, then keep reading!

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and supports our mission! Caring for Defence Estate and those that depend on it, enabling Defence to live, work, train and deploy.

We are looking for experienced procurement professionals with a background in Procurement and Contracts Management.

Would you like to be a part of team focused on supporting and delivering capital projects across the defence estate? Are you interested in being part of delivering unique and complex infrastructure for armed forces?

From estate optimisation to building runways for fighter jets; we do it all! Still interested? You should be!

Job description

You will work with a diverse, committed and energetic team of colleagues who all bring different skills and experience to the team, creating an environment of continual learning. You are likely to work with military colleagues, civil servants and consultants - of all grades and ranks.

You will support the strategic relationship with suppliers and senior internal stakeholders while building collaboration within and across organisational boundaries. You will develop and manage key sourcing activities to meet project goals while minimising risk and ensuring Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is considered. You will be the trusted advisor in sourcing and commercial initiatives to both, stakeholders and your team members, ensuring compliance to the appropriate processes and operating procedures.

We currently have vacancies across 2 business area’s

• Defence Estates Optimisation Programme (DEOP)

• Enabling Services

Defence Estates Optimisation Programme (DEOP)


This is an exciting opportunity to become and an integral member of the DEOP team, whose purpose is the development and continued improvement the of the live, work and train experience for service personnel and their families.


We are a small team of hard working, and compassionate people who provide a quality, responsive and relevant procurement for a £multibillion portfolio of collaborative based incentivized contracts across the UK.


The role will be supporting the procurement aspects of a range professional services and construction projects as part of the DEO portfolio, including supplier and contract management activities.


The role provides the opportunity to engage and interact with staff at all ranks and grades across the functions and corporate teams.


C2 Enabling Services


This is a challenging post requiring an individual, who can analyse and understand issues quickly, providing agile solutions.


Enabling Services is a small team, that work together to manage the whole of the Enabling Services portfolio, which covers the corporate teams e.g. Technical Services, Corporate Communications and the People Team.


Therefore, there is a broad spectrum of requirements including consultancy, technical service providers, specialist providers, training providers and media providers. The role offers challenges in developing and managing a variety of commercial solutions. The requirements range in value from a few thousand to tens of millions and will require the ability to support procurement teams through all levels of approval.


Equally our stakeholder community is broad and varied including internal and other TLB stakeholders. This requires excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. The role provides the opportunity to engage with staff at all grades across all functions and corporate teams such as the 1* Chief Information Officer and 2* Chief of Staff.


About DIO

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:

• Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment

• Provide utilities services

• Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)

• Provide a safe place to train

• Allocate Service Families Accommodation

• Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair

• Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning

• Act as steward of the Defence estate

• Provide the unarmed guarding service

We employ over 5,000 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

• Highly competitive Pension Scheme

• Flexi-time scheme

• Alternative working practices such as working from home

• 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service

• In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday

• Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments

• Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year

• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

• Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing

• Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

If you want to know more and apply, see the full version of the advert on Civil Service Jobs

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact:

Applications must be made online on the Civil Service Jobs careers website

Closing date: 18 May 2021