Commercial Director

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  • Sector:

    Project Management & Controls

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  • Salary:

    c£600.0/Day (Umbrella)

  • Contact:

    Mike Baldwin

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months+

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Security Cleared Commercial Director; 6 Months+ Contract; London; Rate c£600.0/day Umbrella
KEY Skills: Strategic Commercial Management, Supplier Management, UK Space Agency, GNSS, Galileo, GPS, EDDP, ITT, Change Control Board, SC clearance, DV clearance

The Role:
Our client, the UK Space Agency, is leading the definition and development of the UK GNSS; an EU Exit contingency option in relation to our current participation in the EU Galileo Programme.
As Commercial Director for the UK GNSS programme you will be accountable to the Senior Responsible Owner for the oversight of the programme’s Commercial strategy and implementing the commercial and procurement plan.
Duties will involve:
You will lead the commercial relationships with Tier 1 suppliers and be responsible for building a robust relationship capable of delivering best for programme solutions across suppliers and their supply chains. You will need to build the UK GNSS programme commercial capability so as the programme matures it can manage the ongoing contractual relationships and performance of our Tier 1 suppliers and their supply chains.
The post will support the development of the long-term procurement strategy drawing together expertise from across Government. In this role the post holder will be expected to brief and advise Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, programme board member on matters arising and progress of contracted deliveries.
Leadership and oversight of the Commercial Strategy and commercial team in the Engineering, Design and Development Phase (EDDP) of the UK-GNSS Programme.  This includes approval of all RFPs, 1st Line Commercial Assurance, contracts placed during this period and oversight of contract management.
Leadership of commercial propriety and standards across functional teams to ensure the Programme critical components are contracted to meet schedule need and forecast spend.
The Candidate:
You MUST have active SC (Security Check) clearance, and be willing to proceed through the DV (Developed Vetting) process as well as;
Extensive experience required as a Commercial Director or another relevant role 
Proven experience in managing supplier relationships
In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
UK wide travel may be required from time to time. Attendance at meetings in London will be required.
To discuss this vacancy please contact:  Mike Baldwin 0161 474 6855

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