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Commercial Manager

  • Job reference: JO0000073918
  • Type: Contract
  • Remuneration: £427.98 per day
  • Location: Fareham
  • Sector: Defence
  • Start date: 03/12/2018
  • End date: 02/11/2019
  • Application deadline: 11/11/2018
  • Security Clearance: Security Check (SC)


A Commercial Manager is required to work within a commercial team to deliver programme objective, supporting colleagues , providing advice and contributing to procurement and contract strategies.

Key Tasks and deliverables:

  • Working within a commercial team to deliver programme objective
  • Supporting colleagues to achieve targets in relevant time scales
  • Developing successful working relationships with external suppliers
  • Contributing to procurement and contract strategies
  • Compiling and issuing tenders
  • Administering contract amendments
  • Providing commercial advice and guidance to the wider business
  • Ensuring all procurement activities are within budget
  • Ensuring all activity undertaken is in line with government regulations and best practice.
  • Providing procurement and commercial service [within delegated authority limits] ensuring contracts and suppliers meet Dstl's requirements for operational and contractual delivery
  • Managing procurement 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 'adviser' 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.

Experience required

Must have either MoD or Central Government experience

  • 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 About you
  • Experience of managing many stakeholders to provide resolutions to contractual issues
  • Experience of successfully delivering effective supply chain management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to engage in robust negotiations while simultaneously building respect and strong relationships
  • Experience of ensuring consistent and high quality commercial responses to contract and tender enquiries, balanced with meeting situational deadlines
  • A flexible and resourceful approach with experience of identifying and securing win-win situations through effective influencing.
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