Commercial Lead - Professional Services

London Permanent £68,662 - £75,638 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity to join the Metropolitan Police as a Commercial Lead
  • Offers blended/hybrid working approach

About Our Client

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commercial Function are responsible for delivering end-to-end commercial lifecycle management and supporting the wider business in working with third parties.

It spends just over £840m each year on a diverse range of goods and services, from ammunition to complex IT service contracts, from response vehicles to stationery. We proactively manage thirty large complex and operationally critical outsourced service contracts, to ensure that we receive the quality services we are paying for and achieve value for money through the entire life of the contract.

This is an exciting time to be working in commercial management for the MPS. The MPS Commercial Function are in the middle of a large-scale transformation, working to deliver the following strategic aims:

  • Build a world class capability and team;
  • Engage effectively with our markets and suppliers;
  • Improving and simplifying how we work;
  • Delivering outcomes through commercial policy.

In addition to large-scale transformation within the Commercial team, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. As a member of the Commercial Services team you will be directly supporting the MPS mission to make life safer for over 9 million Londoners. This means that there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest Police Service.

Job Description

This role is an integral part of the Professional Services team within the Corporate and Professional Services (CaPS) pillar supporting the Transformation Directorate with their professional Services requirements, to support delivery of the Commissioner's New Met for London plan.

You will be contributing to delivering commercial excellence for the Met, providing a customer focused service, understanding the business need and stakeholder drivers, with the aim of becoming a trusted commercial advisor. Specifically running multiple high profile procurements to support the delivery of a variety transformation mandates and the contract management of the transformation change delivery framework).

You will also work closely with colleagues within the commercial function to contribute and feed into the category strategies and offer insight and best practice across the wider team. You will also develop relationships with MPS' key and strategic suppliers, driving value for money and risk management excellence across the category. In addition you will work alongside the Commercial Business Partner supporting the delivery of the policing strategy - New Met for London.

You will be expected to work autonomously to ensure effective stakeholder management and work within the commercial and wider MPS governance framework processes and procedures. You will drive performance management, risk management, issues resolution, financial management, change control and overall contract and statutory compliance whilst being responsible for continuous improvement (service and value).

As a leader in the Commercial function, you will support rolling out contract management standards across the organisation

The Successful Applicant

Roles in Commercial Services are aligned with the levels of the Government Commercial Organisation, which sits within the Government Commercial Function. This role has been mapped to Commercial Lead level.

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in how the market works and what drives business decisions, innovations and commercial strategy in consumers and suppliers alike.
  • Evidence of having delivered organisational benefits to customers through effective design and/or implementation of procurement / contract management strategies; able to describe value add and savings in a strategic context in a complex commercial environment.
  • Excellent understanding of sourcing and procurement methodologies, ideally within a regulated or 4 public sector environment.
  • Experience of developing, delivering and implementing contract management plans evidencing commercial management and delivery at senior level in complex and high value environments.
  • Evidence of developing effective supplier relationships and the ability to resolve issues in performance or variations in supply without the need for legal or contractual recourse, working in partnership to deliver continuous improvement and innovation for all parties including complex performance management and incentivisation mechanisms.
  • Experience working and effectively influencing senior stakeholders with or without authority projecting personal impact and credibility at all levels (including senior) of the organisation and the external market, demonstrating an ability to influence, persuade and effectively communicate.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a demanding workload whilst balancing both operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to deadlines aligned with strong project management capabilities gained through practical professional experience.
  • Evidence of inspirational and inclusive leadership, developing a professional culture and building commercial capability. Empowers team members through coaching, mentoring and sharing of expertise/knowledge.

What's on Offer

  • Salary between £68,662- £75,638 + £1,841 location allowance
  • 36 hours per week
  • Blended working with a base office at Kilburn, West London. The successful applicant will have a hybrid approach with the ability to work from home but also be required to attend stakeholder meetings when required at separate sites across London.
  • When you start as a member of police staff, you'll have a choice of joining one of the civil service pension schemes
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days after 5 years

The closing date for all applications is 6th December 2023


CTC level clearance is required for this role

Joe Bloor
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+44 114 270 3761

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Joe Bloor
Consultant phone
+44 114 270 3761
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