Commercial Officer

Location
Bath, Somerset
Salary
Market rates [negotiable]
Posted
23 Nov 2017
Closes
07 Dec 2017
Ref
SCJOB-COMMAN-PM-C
Clearance Level
SC
Job Type
Contract

Commercial Officer

Location: South West England

Duration: 6 Months [initially]

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Sopra Steria is currently recruiting for a Commercial Officer to join a new team, based on site at a key Government client in the South West of England.

The team will be involved in providing a solution to deliver secure access to information services for users across various locations in the UK and overseas, providing a configurable network that has a single sign-on.

This contract is for an initial six months, with the option to extend for at least another six beyond that, and will support the Commercial team in all commercial aspects of the programme and business objectives.

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITY:

To develop cost effective programmes, procurement & support strategies: -

  • To support procurement of Goods and Services in line with business requirements and in accordance with current EU and UK Law, Departmental Regulations, Government Policy and Government Strategies within the limits of your delegated authority and in support of business objectives.
  • To manage contracts & contract documentation in accordance with current EU and UK Law, Departmental Regulations, Government Policy and Government Strategies.
  • To ensure the approvals and assurance processes, both local and departmental, are applied with rigour to all Proposed Procurements.
  • To monitor supplier performance and keep Line Management & Head of Commercial aware of all issues through the Head of Commercial Supplier Management Point of Contact.
  • To engage with Industry as appropriate for the role.
  • To provide commercial advice to stakeholders in pursuit of robust Business Cases and Procurement Strategies.
  • To share knowledge and mentor other commercial staff in order to develop the commercial functional skills base.
  • To ensure compliance with the Government Transparency Agenda ensuring all documentation is published on Contracts Finder in line with Departmental Regulations.
  • To manage resources in an effective way ensuring compliance with all /Policy Rules and Guidance.
  • To provide ad hoc commercial & administrative support to colleagues.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • CIPS Diploma
  • Exercise judgement and have an interpretive capability concerning commercial business practice and legislation with due regards to past practice and precedent.
  • Approach a wide range of problems/decisions and select the appropriate action from the options available.
  • Responsible for aspects of the preparation and monitoring of contracts associated with the business. Displaying good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Provision of commercial advice and guidance to stakeholders and engagement with contractors and subsequent discussions to clarify queries on the actions/processes to be followed.
  • Good drafting skills and when required take and distribute minutes and meeting notes, displaying good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communications and influencing skills in providing commercial advice and guidance to stakeholders and in engaging with contractors to clarify queries.
  • Provide commercial support to contract negotiations including, when required, the taking and subsequent distribution of minutes and meeting notes.
  • Provision of management information (MI), maintaining and monitoring the systems in use including Contracts Finder to ensure robust information in support of all Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Point of contact for any queries or additional information required in support of the Head of Commercial and his/her Team.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

There are no agencies working this requirement, please contact me directly.

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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