Procurement Commercial Lead – Technology

Procurement Heads are currently partnering with one of the largest Emergency Services organisations on the South Coast. As the organisation continues it’s mission with making London a safer and more trusted City; their procurement team have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Lead to join their Digital, Data and Technology team.

You will join the Digital, Data, and Technology Commercial team, which manages strategic suppliers and critical contracts, including infrastructure services, cyber security, Command & Control, and more. The team focuses on delivering innovative sourcing solutions to support front-line workers.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Deliver commercial solutions or high-value, complex technology projects.
  • Lead a team of category managers and consultants
  • Provide commercial advice to stakeholders across the organisation
  • Develop category strategies and lead supplier negotiations
  • Manage end-to-end procurement processes and contract management
  • Provide commercial leadership and draft business cases

Candidate experience

  • Experience managing high-value technology programmes and projects
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies, preferably in a regulated or public sector environment
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders and lead negotiations
  • Inspirational leadership skills, with a focus on coaching and mentoring.

Essential Criteria

  • Deep understanding of the technology market and commercial strategy
  • Experience in designing and implementing category strategies
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload and deliver to deadlines.
  • Effective influencer with senior stakeholders
  • Inspirational leader with a track record of developing commercial capabilities
  • CIPS qualification would be desired but is not a deal-breaker.

Benefits of working for our client include

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Financial Wellbeing support services 
  • Location allowance of £1,841 and every year an additional non-pensionable allowance of £1,000
  • Sports and social club and facilities
  • Free travel on London’s buses
  • Interest-free loan to pay for a quarterly or longer London transport season ticket

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