Service Care Solutions Ltd

Commercial Manager

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Commercial Manager to work with the Metropolitan Police in London.

Please see the job description below and for more information or to apply please contact Lewis on 01772 208962.


Role Description


In this role, you will run procurement's in the fleet category, which has about £75m of spend per year.

This will range from buying vehicles, marine vessels, and cycles to procuring services to keep these assets in service.


You will set commercial strategy, undertake category management, understand business needs and stakeholder drivers, run procurement's, develop relationships with key suppliers, and manage contracts - all to enable the Met to meet operational requirements.


You will report to the Head of Commercial - Fleet and be part of the Vehicles Pillar, which also has responsibility for aviation and drones.


Key Responsibilities


, Strategic delivery and management within the fleet category:


o Understanding MPS commercial strategy and feeding into planning based on commercial approaches that deliver requirements that are in line with business needs, category strategies and market trends
o Feeding into the development of category strategies and delivery of sourcing requirements within Commercial Services, as part of the team supporting business as usual and project activities
o Understanding demand by forecasting and planning requirements with internal stakeholders and suppliers
o Developing and maintaining category plans for key spend areas


, Understands relevant sourcing options and analysis, and delivers positive outcomes through the procurement process:
o Leading on end-to-end strategic sourcing activities for the Met and serving as a subject matter expert
o Working with key stakeholders to develop a clear and agreed view of business requirements, and supporting business units in articulating their commercial requirements
o Advising and providing professional guidance throughout the sourcing process, considering and evaluating a range of sourcing models
o Leading development of commercial input into business cases, demonstrating a project's benefits, value for money and risk
o Influencing and shaping future procurement policy and standards across the Met
o Identifying opportunities to develop collaborative partnerships with suppliers


, Building and maintaining key relationships across the Met and with important external stakeholders:
o Developing effective working relationships with supplier organisations to establish appropriate governance and relationship arrangements, ensuring the effective management of clarifications and change requests
o Provision of commercial advice to stakeholders on all aspects of commercial
o Engaging, where required, with the relevant senior business lead, ensuring that business requirements are supported by category strategies


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications


Essential:
, Extensive commercial experience and procurement knowledge
, Strategic thinking to define the category strategy, set sourcing strategies, and find innovative solutions to problems
, Effective spoken and written communication with a range of stakeholders including at a senior level, strong influencing skills, and the ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments
, The ability to manage your own and others' time and workloads to meet deadlines, including amid changing priorities
, A ‘can do' attitude and the ability to adapt to work effectively in a variety of situations


Desirable:


, Knowledge of the fleet category
, Public procurement experience
, A CIPS, IACCM, or other commercial qualification
, Experience negotiating with buyers or suppliers




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