Commercial Officer in Portsdown West

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
120 days
From:
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Place:
Hampshire
Date:
10/26/2017
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
1441042

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Sopra Steria Recruitment is working in partnership with a major public sector client in the UK. We are currently recruiting Commercial Officer for 120 days contract initially with possible extension.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing procurement and commercial service [within delegated authority limits] ensuring contracts and suppliers meet Dstl'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.

Skills and Experience Required:

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

Experience & Skills:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of EU Regulations
  • Contract management