Commercial Advisor - SC

London  ‐ Onsite
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Role: Commercial Advisor- SC

Location: London (2-3 days/week on site)

IR35: Inside

Rate: £540/day (Umbrella) MAX

Duration: Until

Security Clearance: SC Clearance & UK Nationality (UK & Dual Nationality OK)

The Role:

  • Deliver procurements, ensuring high quality commercial arrangements, with robust specifications, Terms and Conditions, management principles, and measures developed in accordance with the selected route to market, taking cognisance of procurement legislation, Government policy, Government guidance such as the sourcing and construction playbooks and departmental policies and guidance.
  • Support development of sub-category strategies through the category management cycle from understanding the organisations starting point in terms of spend, suppliers and IDD strategy through to developing options appraisals and mobilising sourcing projects in collaboration with Key stakeholders.
  • Support delivery of annually agreed savings target for the DDaT category portfolio through performance management of teams, suppliers and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage supplier performance and relationships; advising and supporting Senior Management on key commercial issues and working collaboratively with the existing DDaT Contract Management team.
  • Maintain commercial governance in compliance with spend controls and present to the appropriate governance boards, and external forums as required.
  • Contribute to the development and commercial cases of Concept Notes, Business Cases & Sourcing Strategies (SOBC, OBC & FBC)
  • Support Delivery Model Assessments (DMA) for the DDaT category incorporating capability & maturity vs, external capability at both an overall programmatic and component level.
  • Work with wider stakeholders, such as IDD, Finance, H&S, and other Head of Category to ensure consistency and optimising strategy development and delivery.
  • Travel within UK and Internationally may be required to meet and work with stakeholders and their teams


We are looking for someone with:

  • Strong commercial acumen with experience procuring services in compliance with the Procurement Contracts Regulations with a thorough working knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation.
  • Relevant experience working in the DDaT sector and an understanding of the full commercial life cycle.
  • The resilience to manage multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to research, benchmark, scope, design, implement and evaluate project delivery to tight deadlines;
  • A proactive approach and a focus on continuous improvement of self and service, with an appetite to work with others to simplify processes and improve efficiency.

The following is also desirable:

  • Public sector experience.
  • An MCIPS qualification, but consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate this level of required knowledge through work experience or have a similar professional membership.

Security Clearance: SC & UK nationality

Disability Confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, CLIENT guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Armed Forces Covenant

CLIENT is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us.

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources.

Start date
Until 31/1/2025
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