Commercial Sponsor (Rail Schemes)

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3 months
Parity Resourcing Solutions
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Our key rail client urgently require a Commercial Sponsor to join their team in Central London on a contract basis to lead the external facing development and implementation of a portfolio of schemes.

This role will focus on creating and maintaining relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and maintain relationships with nominated customers and stakeholders, and to monitor whether the organisation is fully responsive for the development of schemes.
  • Develop proposals from customers and stakeholders for enhancements, to establish the nature and scope of their schemes in line with the business planning criteria, including consideration of their viability within the route planning process, timetable, implications, operational arrangements and railway Estates interfaces.
  • Lead negotiations with customers for the commercial and contractual terms on which schemes will be implemented.
  • Sponsor the delivery or facilitation (through asset protection arrangements) by Infrastructure Investment of externally funded schemes to track, monitoring whether customer and stakeholder requirements are fully met on scope, price, quality and programme of works.
  • Monitor progress on customer schemes against agreed budgets, delivery plans and work programmes, challenge and intervene as required
  • Undertake post implementation reviews to close schemes, check the customer is fully billed and pays for the works
  • Contribute to the development of the Route's strategy for enhancements through the Route Utilisation Strategy process and other business planning processes.
  • Work with customers and stakeholders to identify new opportunities for them to investment in the network.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Commercially astute, persuasive, and customer focused
  • Negotiating skills
  • Experience and understanding of the railway industry
  • Experience of dealing with industrial client portfolios and negotiating contracts to finalisation and able to demonstrate commercial success

If you feel your CV demonstrates the skills and experience required for this role then please apply now for immediate consideration!

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