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Commercial Manager


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Job description

About the Role 

The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. Responsible for courts, prisons and probation services, we work to ensure sentences are served and offenders are given rehabilitation opportunities to become law-abiding citizens. 

The Commercial and Contract Management Directorate manages over 1000 active contracts and spends £3.5bn a year and is crucial to the successful delivery of prison and court reform programmes. It provides procurement and contract management activities across a wide range of categories, ensuring value for money agreements are in place for wider MoJ staff to source goods and services from. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our Corporate Services category team in Leeds. This team manages a range of contracts for services including: travel, post & courier, print and office solutions/supplies. As a Commercial Manager you will lead delivery of procurement and contract management activities to achieve commercial outcomes across the business. Working within a fast-paced environment, you will bring excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure contracts are working effectively, and stakeholder relationships are managed appropriately. 

Key Responsibilities 

Ownership of a small portfolio of critical/high profile contracts throughout the procurement lifecycle: strategy development, procurement, mobilisation, contract management and exit 
Responsibility for contract and performance management, working in collaboration with operational stakeholders to drive commercial opportunities to deliver value for money and savings across the portfolio 
Confident stakeholder engagement and strong relationship building across MoJ, its agencies and wider government to define requirements, develop, implement and manage procurement and contract management strategies 
Supporting the senior commercial manager to develop and deliver a future category strategy and change activity 
Act as a change agent to identify and deliver continuous improvements within contracts 
Complying with governance, legislative and policy requirements as appropriate 
Line management of a small team (1-2 individuals) including a focus on development and talent management


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We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Developing Self and Others