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Commercial Manager - G3

Serious and organised crime is one of the gravest threats to the UK's national security. The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

Commercial is a major corporate function in Government and getting the right commercial capability is at the heart of Civil Service Reform.

The NCA Commercial Department is on an exciting journey undertaking a period of rapid development, including the adoption of Government Commercial Function standards as well as a focus on finding ways to continuously improve.

The National Crime Agency has a national presence but working patterns must support business requirements.

Description

Working closely with internal stakeholders to effectively manage sourcing/competitive tender exercises and inform future requirements.

Managing the lifecycle of large contracts across all relevant categories, and the commercial management of key suppliers.

Engaging and collaborating with other government departments, statutory bodies, private organisations, academia and industry and attend government committees / meetings to achieve commercial outcomes.

Managing service delivery, business and supplier performance. Liaising with business owners and service delivery managers to proactively work with suppliers to improve performance, innovation to optimise strategic outcomes.

Promote the value of the Commercial function across the wider NCA business by providing high quality commercial advice to departmental colleagues, customers and senior managers to improve commercial outcomes.

Profile

Essential requirements:

Must be able to work from either London, Birmingham or Warrington.

Behavioural criteria:

Leadership

Making effective decisions

You will also need to demonstrate the below technical criteria:

An understanding of public procurement regulations.

Ability to develop high quality commercial/ procurement strategies for complex business requirements

Track record in the delivery of cost savings, service improvements and changing and improving processes that maximises commercial outcomes.

You will also need to demonstrate the below experience criteria:

Experience of contract drafting with negotiation & influencing skills in managing strategic contracts/suppliers.

Training & Qualifications:

MCIPS (Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) qualified or equivalent, but a minimum Level 5 MCIPS or significant experience within a commercial role and willing to work towards Level 6.

Desirable at Entry:

Qualification or recognised accreditation in Project management (i.e. Prince 2 /MSP)

To apply for this position please submit your application as a Word document to include your CV as well as a written personal statement. The personal statement should form the first page of your application and MUST include details of your suitability to the post by addressing how you meet the Technical criteria & Experience criteria (max 250 words per criteria) for this role. Please refer to the candidate information pack for further information.

This should be completed and submitted no later than 23:55pm, on the 4th of January 2021.

Applications:

To apply for this position please submit your application as a Word document to include your CV as well as a written personal statement. The personal statement should form the first page of your application and MUST include details of your suitability to the post by addressing how you meet the Technical criteria & Experience criteria (max 250 words per criteria) for this role. Please refer to the candidate information pack for further information.

This should be completed and submitted no later than 23:55pm, on the 4th of January 2021.

**IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ**

Should you be successful post interview you will be required to undergo and pass national security vetting. This can be intrusive and will include but not limited to, a drugs test, checking of personal data, interviews and further questions. You will also be required to disclose any existing business interests including directorships and voluntary work. If you already have SC clearance, you will also be required to disclose the level of clearance and with who. Please contact the lead recruiter before the closing date should you have any concerns about this mandatory part of the process.

Reasonable adjustment:

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, and / or would like to be considered for the guaranteed interview scheme you should:

Contact the lead recruiter as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs and tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Job Offer

£45,480 Roles based in London will also receive an additional London Weighting of £3,424.

As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a large range of benefits to include:

26 days' annual leave on entry, increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service

A competitive contributory pension scheme

Flexible working patterns

Excellent Learning & Development opportunities

Advertiser
Michael Page Finance
Reference
JN -082020-459771
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England
Salary and benefits
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£45500 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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