Lead Commercial Supplier Transition Manager

Website Crown Prosecution Service

Job Description:

We are seeking an individual who will bring their experience of operating within a project based, complex contracting environment along with their desire to build strong relationships through strategic relationship management.You will be responsible for specified high risk/high value/complex contract Transitions including Exits and Implementations, managing supplier relationships to ensure that we achieve the highest quality goods and services.

You will also work closely with procurement colleagues to ensure that intelligence from contract delivery helps shape future procurement strategies.

Experienced in negotiating with suppliers, you will agree contractual terms and conditions, service levels, performance measures and resolve supplier disputes to manage risk exposure to CPS. You will monitor any areas of risk such as financial stability, to ensure continuity of supply.

Reporting on risks, issues and performance, you will work closely with operational managers to provide a consistent, joined up approach to supplier management, escalating issues where required and ensuring that senior management have the data required to assess performance.

You will also be integral to establishing and updating policies and working practices, working with stakeholders in operational management to embed. You will provide guidance, training and coaching in effective contract management to your team and stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Allocate resources to support delivery across the contract transition function, including allocating stretch projects in support of commercial strategy delivery.
  • Work with procurement colleagues to plan and manage the handover of contracts to operational teams, providing contract management expertise and support according to contract size and risk profile.
  • Pro-actively identify delays and resource issues in managing portfolio, mitigating these to keep contract exit and implementation plans on track.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of the Commercial Supplier Transition strategies and project plans for designated contracts.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for contract change controls associated with commercial contract exit & implementation and manage exit of suppliers to avoid disruption to services.
  • Manage team to deliver effective contract transitions including exits and implementation to deliver savings and continuous improvement through effective commercial and project management, resolving performance issues swiftly, identifying and managing commercial risks & issues and resolving supplier disputes to minimise impact on service delivery.
  • Work with Commercial Contract Managers on the design and delivery of the contracting management and supplier relationship management strategies for designated contract implementations.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of commercial contract transitions including exit and implementation plans, ensuring appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms are in place to effectively manage performance against contractual targets.

Job Requirements:

  • Assisting colleagues with supplier exit and transition management.
  • Experience managing Complex, High value, High profile Commercial Contract Exits and / or Implementation.
  • Project / Programme Management Experience.
  • Experience of complex project management and / or management of multiple smaller projects at the same time.

Job Details:

Company: Crown Prosecution Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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