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Interim IT Commercial Manager

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£450 to £550 per day
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted15 June 2017

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1st Executive are retained by a large central government organisation, who are undergoing a significant transformation program across their entire commercial function. They require an experienced IT Commercial Manager with a proven track record in managing large, complex IT/Technology based agreements.

Job Purpose:

The role is responsible for managing complex supplier contracts to deliver in accordance with requirements through contractual mechanism during the current phase of program, which included design development and transition to service delivery. This includes dealing with delays (including dealing with commercial consequences) and managing and drafting change notices for changes in requirements and managing the supplier relationship to achieve program success.

Key Responsibilities:

Contract Management
  • Implement best practice approach to contract management, aligned with affiliate organisation principles and Contract Management Manual, in a resilient and consistent manner to monitor and manage supplier performance. Ensure compliance to EU procurement law, Government Accounting and commercial best practice. Apply outcomes from internal audit reviews.
  • Develop strategies for dealing with the supplier contracts to ensure delivery of the service requirements (during the current design build and transition period) at the standards, performance and cost as agreed in the contract, and provide clarity on commercial dependencies and obligations on all parties.
  • Be accountable for all contract changes including drafting and reviewing Change Notices, ensuring that change management processes are followed and that the commercial consequences of change are properly controlled.
  • Identify and mitigate program risk including delay and commercial consequences ensuring that significant risks are escalated senior management.
  • Provide expert commercial advice that draws on supplier contract knowledge commercial experience.
  • Lead on contract management and contract change negotiations with the Supplier.
  • Monitor contractl performance against the implementation plan including initiating corrective action where performance deviates from plan.

Required Experience:
  • Proven track record in managing public sector contracts for supply of large and complex services across IT & Telecoms.
  • Excellent grasp of commercial principles to utilise for good contract management gained through detailed understanding of complex supplier contracts.
  • Commercially astute with strong negotiation skills.

Desirable Criteria:
  • Legal qualifications or excellent ability to understand and use complex supplier contracts.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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