Commercial Lead - Contracts
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commercial Function are responsible for delivering end-to-end commercial lifecycle management and supporting the wider business in working with third parties.
The MPS spends about £800 million each year on a diverse range of goods and services and we aim to procure them in the most cost effective and compliant way, while satisfying often urgent operational needs. We proactively manage thirty large complex and operationally critical outsourced service contracts, to ensure that we receive the quality services we are paying for and achieve value for money through the entire life of the contract.
This is an exciting time to be working in commercial management for the MPS. The MPS Commercial Function are in the middle of a large-scale transformation, working to deliver the following strategic aims:
- build a world class capability and team
- engage effectively with our markets and suppliers
- improving and simplifying how we work
- delivering outcomes through commercial policy
In addition to large-scale transformation within the Commercial team, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. This means that there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest police service.
We are recruiting a number of commercial lead roles within contract management. In these roles you will be expected to lead on Contract Management for one (or more) of MPS’s most high-profile, complex and strategic contracts. You will be contributing to delivering Commercial Excellence for the Met, providing a customer focused service, understanding the business need and stakeholder drivers, with the aim of becoming a trusted commercial advisor. You will also work closely with colleagues within the commercial function to contribute and feed into the category strategies impacted by the contract, and offer insight and best practice across the wider team.
You will be expected to work autonomously to ensure effective stakeholder management and work within the commercial and wider MPS governance framework processes and procedures. You will drive performance management, risk management, issues resolution, financial management, change control and overall contract and statutory compliance whilst being responsible for in continuous improvement (service and value).
As a leader in the Commercial function, you will support rolling out contract management standards across the organisation.
Commercial lead – digital forensics
Commercial lead – physical forensics
Commercial lead – fleet contracts
If you'd like to find out further details on these roles, please follow the link below for details on how to apply.