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Principal Commercial Manager

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK's primary competition and consumer authority. The CMA works to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. We have teams based in in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff and are continuing to expand.

As a result of this ongoing expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Commercial Manager to join our small but busy commercial team. The successful candidate will play a key role leading the development, roll-out and management of improved contract and supplier management processes and manage key operational relationships, securing continuous improvement and cost reduction, whilst minimising operational risk.

In this role, you will work across a variety of spend categories, including People Services, Technology, Corporate, Buildings and Market Research, and your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expert advice and support to the business on a wide range of commercial areas
  • Managing strategic supplier relationships
  • Ensuring that low value procurement is undertaken in a compliant way across the business
  • Supporting the management of supplier under performance and taking a leading role in dispute resolution
  • Developing contract management and category managements strategies.

To be successful in this role, you will need extensive knowledge and experience of contract management, strong knowledge and experience of supplier management, commercial contracting and public procurement and highly effective influencing, negotiation and communication skills

If you can play a leading role in the implementation of a challenging programme of transformation that spans all aspects of the commercial function, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return, the CMA is a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work - an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/ paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

To find out more and about working for the CMA, please click on the "Visit website" button.

Closing date for applications: 26 November 2019.

The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities' employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

50043.00 - 58520.00 GBP Annual

Principal Commercial Manager

London, UK
£70,000 - £79,999

Published on 3 Dec 2019