Head of Commercial and Supply - IT - Polioce

Service Care Solutions
North West London
£550 - £700 per day
24 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Service Care Solutions are looking for an experienced IT professional to work on a long-term, full-time contract as Head of Commercial and Supply with a London-based Police force.

What does the average day look like? Your core duties will include (but are not limited to):
  • Strategic delivery and management of the category:
  • Developing category strategies for all relevant expenditure
  • Coordinating spend data and insight within the category and owns demand management across the category
  • Understands relevant sourcing options, and delivers positive outcomes through the procurement process:
  • Driving and leading sourcing activity, including strategic sourcing processes in support of strategic aims
  • Finalising and approving commercial arrangements, including final negotiation
  • Preparing, developing and commissioning Business Cases, where necessary, to demonstrate the value, benefits and risks of sourcing activity
  • Ensuring effective Commercial Contract and Supplier Management within the category:
  • Ensuring control of spend and specifically critical contracts are continually analysed in order to develop and drive value adding initiatives
  • Responsible for the strategic SRM process within their category to drive supplier performance and ensure commercial rigour, quality of service and continuous improvement and innovation
  • Ensure legal compliance and risk mitigation of MOPAC contracts
  • Building and maintaining key relationships across the force and with important external stakeholders:
  • Developing and owning relationships with the Business Groups, and building detailed knowledge of their needs in order to deliver value through sourcing and procurement activity
  • Working with colleagues within the in Corporate Services, in support of managing the category (e.g. Finance, Legal)
  • Providing procurement leadership and market insight across the force to ensure that it achieves maximum value for its spend
  • Seek collaboration across GLA, other forces and the wider public sector as the default Position. Working with other external stakeholders (including ACPO, MOPAC, Home Office)
  • Enabling and developing the force:
  • Bringing the best of the external market to force through leveraging industry best practice, market insights and knowledge
  • Supporting the Enablement and Performance Team roll out their central support structure (e.g. improved processes, systems deployments etc) and be a key advocate of their work

Essential experience:

Risk Mindset - Demonstrable experience of taking calculated risks to implement sourcing projects enabling the delivery of innovative solutions in line with policy

Manages Complexity - Evidence of the ability to evaluate and present complex contractual issues resulting in sound recommendations to senior managers for solutions OR Evidence of the ability to negotiate large scale contracts, strategic procurement and delivery at senior level with complex demand challenges in a complex operational environment

Coaching Manager - Demonstrable experience of successfully leading a multi-discipline team to deliver objectives across commercial activities

Understanding Needs and Sourcing Options - Experience of engaging stakeholders to develop a clear view of business requirements and target outcomes with an ability to challenge the sourcing strategy to improve outcomes.

If this is something you could be interested in, please just call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.