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Head of Commercial

Up to £58k plus benefits

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a public sector organization to find them a Head of Commercial/Procurement reporting to their Associate Commercial Director based in the South West or other flexible locations.  Leading a team of c. 12 you will manage and deliver sound & effective commercial contracts for a wide range of category areas.

Ideally you will have the following:

  1. Ability to recruit, lead, manage and develop a team – excellent coaching skills. Acts as a role model to support and energise the team
  2. Able to develop an effective commercial pipeline with the identification of timelines, risks, mitigations and deliverables in liaison with key stakeholders.   Implementation of the plan to schedule while maximizing benefits and minimising and mitigating risks. Excellent programme management skills to track delivery.
  3. Can demonstrate management of large, complex commercial negotiations to ensure business requirements are met especially where complex & unusual contracts are being negotiated
  4. Knowledge of the PCR2015 and its use to ensure compliant processes are known and followed.  Public Sector procurement experience is preferred but not essential.
  5. Able to manage the commercial lifecycle including providing adequate and appropriate challenge on contracts and implementing best practice SRM practices.  Evidence of introducing innovation and lateral thinking – not afraid to challenge traditional ways of working.
  6. Provide optimum liaison with other governmental bodies to ensure that best practice is learned and developed
  7. Ideally CIPS qualified (or equivalent) & of graduate calibre.  MBA or equivalent an advantage
  8. Excellent communication and influencing skills – able to build excellent professional relationships with key stakeholders whilst remaining resilient

Do you wish to live & work in the West Country?  If you are considering a move to a different environment to live in the country or by the sea then this may be for you.  Alternatively other offices around the country may be used as a base.   Flexibility on some home working  and flexibility of working pattern is also offered.

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to c. £58k plus benefits is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to quoting 7673/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Public Sector Commercial Managers,  Indirect Procurement Managers, Procurement Managers Commercial Manager, Senrior Procurement Managers, Senior Category Managers in the South West, London & other locations in the UK and internationally.

Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Financial Services, Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.