Commercial Officer in Portsdown West

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12 months
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
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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 12 months contract initially with possible extension.

This role is falling Inside IR35.

Key tasks and deliverables:

We are looking for CTW (Contracted Temporary Worker) procurement professionals to provide procurement support to multiple areas of our business, whilst supporting the development of effective contractual relationships with external supplier base.

The CTW will be required to place Research contracts in line with client's commercial policy. The requirements will be varied and require an understanding of client's procurement policy to ensure a fair and compliant process is followed at al times.

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.

Additional qualifications required for this role:

  • MCIPS accreditation or similar