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Commercial Support Officer - 72302

  • Job reference: JO0000072302
  • Type: Contract
  • Remuneration: £350.00 per day
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Government
  • Start date: 09/11/2017
  • End date: 09/05/2018
  • Application deadline: 22/11/2017
  • Security Clearance: Security Check (SC)


Our client based in London is looking for a Security Cleared Commercial Support Officer to, provide the team administrative support to the team to facilitate sourcing and contract management activity. This is a 6 month contract and has a maximum day rate of £350 UMBRELLA.

Role Description and Overall purpose:

  • To work with the Mercury Programme Commercial Lead to delivery commercial support to the Mercury Programme Commercial Team
  • To provide the team administrative support to the team to facilitate sourcing and contract management activity

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing key stakeholder relationships, challenging business demand where required 
  • Working as part of a team, with differing abilities, in order to deliver to set outcome 
  • Managing own workload with competing priorities 
  • Balancing operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to key deadlines 
  • Ensuring that the Mercury Commercial Lead is kept informed of key activities/escalations 
  • Writing BAU reports in order to comply with governance requirements.

Key Relationships:

  • Head of Category - CT Policing
  • Mercury Programme Commercial Lead
  • Head of Integrated PMO
  • Mercury Programme Manager
  • Mercury Programme Team
  • Finance and Legal colleagues, where required.
  • MOPAC officers where required.
  • Senior Police Staff and Police Officer colleagues, where required.
  • Supplier relationships, where required


  • Highly effective communicator who can work with a range of stakeholders and senior managers 
  • A good level of understanding across procurement and contract management activity, and the ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders 
  • Good stakeholder management skills 
  • Able to manage own workload whilst balancing both operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to deadlines 
  • Excellent written & oral communication and interpersonal skill. Open minded and a good listener (to understand differing needs) but also persuasive and influential at a senior level 
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to deal with complaints/escalations and bring to a successful conclusion 


  • An understanding of EU Procurement Legislation (Public Contract Regulations and Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations) and able to gain knowledge to work within MOPAC/MPS/NCTPHQ governance and regulations.
  • Understanding of procurement systems including e-tendering suites and SAP and how these are utilised for reporting purposes 
  • Experience of working at senior levels with internal and external stakeholders 


  • Ideally MCIPS/CIPS qualified or working towards 
  • A successful career in procurement with 3+ years procurement experience where key achievements centered on cost savings and value for money efficiencies can be demonstrated.


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