Senior Commercial Manager

Bristol Permanent £60,204 - £65,858 per year
  • Exciting time to join the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority
  • Fantastic opportunity to impact key projects and investment within the region

About Our Client

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

You will be a key player as we create West of England Sustainable Transport. We are delivering on the big transport improvements people in the region need and deserve, changing how people travel, making journeys affordable, reliable, enjoyable, and safe. 

As a senior member of the Commercial team you will be responsible for developing and implementing commercial and supply chain management strategies to deliver projects worth over £1billion from Government funding. You will be joining the Commercial team at an exciting time. During the next couple of years, the team will be procuring a number of significant infrastructure programmes across rail, road and transport operations in order to deliver its key strategic outcomes. As a key member of the team, you will lead on driving commercial expertise across the Infrastructure directorate.

Job Description

Your key responsibilities in this role would be to ensure a focus on delivering the priorities of the Metro Mayor by:

  • Developing sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives.
  • Developing and executing a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for Procurement Services.
  • Ensuring the execution of procurement strategies across the Combined Authority to ensure consistent and high-quality value delivery.
  • Implementing best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives.
  • Ensuring the execution of standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics to effectively and efficiently manage the acquisition and reporting of third-party spend across the Combined Authority.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Extensive commercial management experience in the delivery of large-scale infrastructure and transport major projects (£multi-billion)
  • Commercial management of significant construction/transport contracts and negotiating contact changes
  • Presenting complex information to a range of key stakeholders to secure buy-in and engagement
  • Experience of establishing and growing both commercial and procurement services, particularly in an infrastructure delivery environment
  • Experience of detailed analysis of data relating to the review of costs and savings
  • Providing coaching and mentoring at a management level to support the embedding of a value for money culture
  • A successful track record of engaging effectively with others at a senior level and building productive partnerships with key stakeholders

What's on Offer

  • Salary £60,204 - £65,858
  • 26/31 days annual Leave (5 extra days after 5 years continuous or reckonable service)
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Reduced fare bus travel across the West of England
  • Flexible and hybrid working options from day one to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals. We follow a hybrid working model with 2 or 3 days in the office a week.
  • To find out more about what is on offer, please see our microsite link:
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0161 829 0354

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Nicola Harper
Consultant phone
0161 829 0354
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