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ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager

The starting salary for this role is £57,868 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

We're on the lookout for a talented individual to fill the pivotal role of ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager within the ICF (Intelligent Client Function) team. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of overseeing and managing contractual and commercial aspects related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. It's a unique chance to take a key role in Surrey County Council's transformational journey.

The team

The ICF is a new team established by the Council to drive meaningful transformation through optimising ERP system use, ensuring it becomes a powerful tool to drive efficiency and collaboration. The ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager will hold a management position, therefore providing a unique opportunity to help shape the direction, strategic goals, and culture of the ICF. The role holder will have ample opportunity to nurture, manage, and develop talent within the ICF to realise the overarching objective of optimising ERP solutions for the Council in the long term.

Why work with us?

  • Catalyst for change: In this newly created position, you will work at the heart of ongoing transformation within Surrey County Council. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Council.
  • Learning and development opportunities: In our dynamic environment, every day is a learning experience. You'll have the chance to grow professionally, acquiring new skills and knowledge to support your professional development.
  • Supportive team: SCC operates in a diverse, dynamic, and exciting environment - the ICF team is at the core of working with business services to transform the organisation.
  • Competitive compensation: You will benefit from a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, excellent training and development opportunities, generous holiday entitlement, the option to buy additional annual leave, and the Local Government Pension Scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Work location

The ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager is a hybrid role, with a requirement to be on site at either Dakota, Weybridge and/or Reigate, Woodhatch Place as and when required.

About the role

  • Contract expertise: You'll utilise your contracts and commercial expertise to ensure ERP vendors and service providers adhere to their contractual commitments, meeting timelines and deliverables.
  • Value optimisation: You'll drive value for money in ERP projects, optimising performance while balancing costs.
  • Risk aversion: Through identifying and mitigating contractual risks, you'll keep ERP projects on track, avoid disruptions, and ensure compliance with regulation and legislation.

About you

As an ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager, you will be comfortable leading and providing guidance within dynamic environments, with a willingness to take a hands-on approach to manage and drive delivery and transformation. You will be a detail orientated professional, with an in depth and detailed understanding of contracts and commercials in relation to ERP systems. As well as this, you will possess the ability to navigate complex procurement landscapes, ensure compliance, and optimise contract performance.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload your CV and answer the following questions:

  • Tell us about a time when you used your leadership skills to manage a project.
  • How do you engage with stakeholders to ensure that contractual and commercial decisions align with organisational goals? Can you provide an example of a challenging stakeholder engagement experience?
  • Tell us about a time when you constructively challenged existing practice to improve ways of working.
  • How do you ensure that ERP vendors adhere to contractual agreements and deliverables? Can you provide an example of a situation where you had to enforce contract compliance?
  • Describe a time where you identified and mitigated a significant risk related to an ERP project. How did your actions impact the project's success?

Answers to these questions will be scored and used for shortlisting purposes. The full role profile can be found on the employer site; please refer to this when writing your answers.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 08/10/2023.

Interviews will take place within 1 month of the job advertisement closing.

A Basic DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Our commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

ERP Contracts and Commercial Manager

Surrey County Council
Reigate, UK

Published on 17 Sep 2023

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