23327 - Commercial Manager - MOJ Commercial
The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. Responsible for courts, prisons and probation services, we work to ensure sentences are served and offenders are given rehabilitation opportunities to become law-abiding citizens.
The Commercial and Contract Management Directorate manages over 1000 active contracts, spends £3.5bn a year and is crucial to the successful delivery of prison and court reform programmes. It provides procurement and contract management activities across a wide range of categories, ensuring value for money agreements are in place for wider MoJ staff to source goods and services from.
We have an exciting opportunity for two Commercial Managers to join our HMCTS category team. This team is responsible for full end to end category management of a number of service based contracts to support Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service, including Language Services, Legal Publications and Approved Enforcement Agencies. The role available is for a specific piece of work and as such is based on a fixed term contract for 12 – 15 months.
This role is responsible for contract and supplier management across a number of service agreements supporting courts and the Judiciary plus leadership of some sourcing activity of legal publications. This role will report into the Senior Commercial Manager for the category.
As a Commercial Manager you will be proactively managing the contracts in collaboration with the Ministry’s operational contract management teams. This will involve building market knowledge to identify opportunities for savings and innovation, managing commercial risk and exposure and increasing value for money. Working within a fast-paced environment, you will bring excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure contracts are working effectively to meet business needs and stakeholder relationships are managed appropriately.
- Strategy development at contract level (sourcing and contract management), using business acumen and market insight to drive commercial opportunities to deliver continuous improvement, value for money and/or savings
- Embedding Cabinet Office’s Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) approach at contract level
- Analysing market, spend and performance data and presenting this to support commercial activity and reporting requirements
- Leading on collaborative commercial opportunities, working with other government departments both in our region and nationally
- Leading conflict and issue resolution with suppliers and stakeholders, seeking support from the Senior Commercial Manager where appropriate
- A proven track-record working in a similar commercial environment in either a category, sourcing, contract or supplier relationship management role
- Ownership of tasks/projects from initial stages through to completion
- Application of public sector procurement legislation
- Application of public sector procurement legislation in a central government setting
- Working knowledge of Procurement Systems, e.g. Oracle and/or Bravo
- Experience in monitoring supplier financial health, making use of mechanisms such as open-book contract management
- MCIPS or IACCM qualification or relevant industry experience
Working Arrangements & Further Information
Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.
Flexible working hours
The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.
The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year, and rising as your service increases. There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.
The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.
- A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
- Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers, and voluntary benefits such as retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
- Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
- Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.
The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
14/01/2019, 23:55 hours.
Closing Date: 14th January 2019 at 23:55 hours
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If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:
- You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
- You were studying abroad
- You were living overseas with parents
In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.
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In the event of a large number of applications, we reserve the right to undertake the following processes:
- An automated online test where a benchmark must be passed to progress;
- A sift on the lead selection criteria. If this happens, the lead criteria will be the first one listed in the advert.
During the selection process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment (such as written test). If this is applicable you will be notified of this when you are invited to interview.
This Vacancy is closed to applications.