Commercial Officer- Public Sector

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Start date:
120 days
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
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Looking for a Commercial Officer to work with a public sector client.

Job Title: Commercial Officer
The Maximum Daily Pay Rate: £355 UMB (INSIDE IR35)
Location:Porton Down
Contract Length: 120 days

Domain Knowledge:
- Contracting and procurement in the Defence and Security Environment.

- Contracting for research.

- Working knowledge of DSPCR and/or PCR.

- OJEU Experience would be beneficial

- Knowledge of EU Regulations

- Contract management

About you:

- Experience of managing many stakeholders to provide resolutions to contractual issues.

- Experience of successfully delivering effective supply chain management.

- Excellent communication skills.

- The ability to engage in robust negotiations while simultaneously building respect and strong relationships.

- Experience of ensuring consistent and high quality commercial responses to contract and tender enquiries, balanced with meeting situational deadlines.

- A flexible and resourceful approach with experience of identifying and securing win-win situations through effective influencing.

MCIPS accreditation or similar

Key tasks and deliverables:
Providing procurement and commercial service [within delegated authority limits] ensuring contracts and suppliers meet client's requirements for operational and contractual delivery.
Managing procurements through the development and implementation of effective contracts with appropriate suppliers, considering internal needs and supply market characteristics.
Using a range of EU compliant procurement routes and tools as appropriate.
Developing market and commodity intelligence, making use of internal and external data.
Making use of effective procurement approaches and processes.
Providing direct support and advice as appropriate, including acting as the 'advisor' on issues such as commercial approaches, evaluation processes and negotiation strategies.
Developing strong relationships with stakeholders in order to fully understand their needs
Using a range of supplier performance monitoring techniques to ensure business objectives are being achieved.
Developing an understanding of the external supplier base supporting the Divisions.