Commercial Strategy and Market Engagement Senior Manager

Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Norwich, York
£70,176 - £96,909
02 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

About the job Summary

Building a strong Commercial Function in Government, and with it the right commercial capability, is at the heart of a far-reaching programme of Civil Service reform.

We are building a cadre of commercial talent in all Government departments; people who can manage our commercial portfolios, who can lead our most complex and novel programmes and projects, people who have the gravitas and depth of experience to work alongside our policy and operational leaders to develop innovative commercial arrangements, whether through joint ventures, outsourcing or best-in-class contracts.

The Government Commercial Organisation is an employer which is truly committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and are able to perform to their potential. We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and strive for a workplace that reflects the communities which we serve. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, candidates with a disability and candidates with gender-diverse identities. Appointments will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

We have already made significant progress through the establishment of the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO), our single employer of senior commercial talent across government. This role will sit within the GCO, but based in our DHSC - T&T commercial team delivering departmental objectives.

Job description

This role sits within the Strategy and Market Engagement Category within Test and Trace Commercial.

The Strategy and Market Engagement team sets the commercial strategy, provides supply market analysis and develops the maturity of spend categories. Commercial Strategy includes leading on the commercial strategy to support the broader business strategy, leading on commercial policy, taking on cross commercial programmes such as commercialisation of Intellectual Property and engagement with the Devolved Administrations. On the maturity of categories, the team provides strategic input to commercial category teams to develop strategies and assesses supply chain risks.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Procurement Process: Evidence of managing complex contracts successfully in a fast-paced, changing environment, keeping ahead of market factors to ensure successful outcomes are delivered.
  • Stakeholder Management: Evidence of developing effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, negotiating challenges to achieve business objectives. Ability to present complex information to multiple invested parties.
  • Commercial Focus: Experience of delivery across the full commercial lifecycle including knowledge and understanding of commercial policies, their practical application as well as the ability to implement the latest commercial methodologies.
  • Coaching Manager: Evidence of leading teams in large-scale complex organisations with a track record of successfully building commercial capability.

Full details on key responsibilities and how to apply can be found in the candidate pack. Please click through to apply via Civil Service Jobs.

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