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Commercial Manager – Transport - International - Europe

£700 - £750 Per Day - Frieght Shipping & Logistics - Procurement Specialist
Ref: 85 Date Posted: Thursday 01 Aug 2019
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Commercial Manager – Transport 

Position: Interim (4 Months)   

Day Rate: £700 - £750 Per Day   

Location: London   

The Commercial Manager for Transport deliver on key procurement projects across the category space. You will work in an internal consultancy capacity, leading responsibility for Transportation spend, quality and service.

Supporting the Lead Commercial Manager in delivering strategic commercial direction you will develop key supplier relationships, ensuring that critical suppliers are managed effectively both internally and externally in order to maximise business.

Main Responsibilities for the Role will Include: 

  • Leading on the production of the tender suite of documents, contracts and schedules. 
  • Negotiate, deliver & communicate contract & framework agreements which deliver efficiencies in line with financial reporting and forecasting systems.
  • Lead contracts reviews / negotiations to ensure continued fitness for purpose with respect to scope, budget and performance change. 
  • Assure contract & framework developments meet the business responsible procurement obligations and preferences in addition to corporate health, safety, equality, quality and environmental requirements.
  • Improve the efficiency and reduce costs of the procurement process by participating in the re-engineering of business processes / procedures. 
  • Approving and implementing procurement strategies & advice (tendering, evaluation award & contract management) efficiently using preferred technology-based methods. 
  • Be the focal point for key suppliers, categories and markets for the department in areas of strategy and tactics development, dispute resolution, supplier viability and relationship management. 
  • Participate in technology solutions by implementing, evaluating, or feeding back results that will improve strategic and operational procurement.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of departmental business plans and demand forecasts, and lead or support capacity planning to ensure appropriate allocation of resources to projects and programmes

Required Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of current domestic and EU legislative requirements and proven experience in applying these to day-to-day procurement activities and documentation.
  • Ability to assimilate quickly new business systems such as SAP or other e-procurement and commercial systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to influence others both internally and externally up to Managing Director level through presentations, negotiation and written reports.
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing and agreeing Contract terms and conditions and commercial schedules.
  • Substantial proven experience in a procurement function involved in high risk, high value, complex works, services and supplies covering a range of commodities. 
  • A proven record in establishing contracts of this nature and leading commercial negotiations at a senior level is essential.