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Commercial Manager - Permanent - Hybrid working

Job Title: Commercial Manager - Permanent - Hybrid working
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: PP/P/CK/CSN/CM_1643881966
Contact Name: Chaitra Katkar
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Commercial Manager
Hybrid working

The Role:

The Telecom Infrastructure company based in Reading, Company's commercial function are seeking a Commercial Manager who will be responsible for the management and supplier relationship for a specified portfolio of suppliers. The Commercial directorate owns the commercial strategy that supports our corporate outcomes including all procurement activity and commercial, supplier and contract management and coordinate overall supplier relationships.

We are actively encouraging applications from industries outside of telecommunications, if you have the ability to oversee the delivery of multiple fast paced projects and have worked in a technical environment, we would love to hear from you.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Responsible for all elements of the Commercial framework associated to the Supplier Base for which you manage. This includes increasing the maturity and evolution of the Supplier Strategy, Supplier Selection, Contracting, Onboarding, In-Life and Exit Management core elements of the framework
  • Responsible for ensuring all commercial activity is governed by Commercial Policy and processes
  • Develop a strong, effective relationship within the Commercial team and all areas of the company, raising the profile of the Commercial team and advocating the importance of sound commercial management to all areas of our business
  • Provision of all commercial deliverables, as necessary e.g. negotiation plan, contract risk analysis, benefits analysis and contract creation and closure
  • Lead tender activities using established commercial processes ensuring the strategic requirements of the company and its shareholders are met
  • Draft, negotiate and award supplier contracts with support from Legal, in accordance with company's Commercial process, governance and Corporate Delegation of Authority.
  • Implement and manage change control process for key contracts
  • Manage resolution of contractual disputes up to Director level
  • Ensure contractual governance / approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
  • Work with relevant business areas to track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs, working with and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to engage with supplier contacts, ensuring agreed performance and pricing are maintained and new costs are agreed under contract as required

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience of negotiating complex framework contracts
  • Good understanding of contract law
  • Significant Supplier & Contract management experience
  • Telecoms experience (Desirable)
  • MCIPS, RICS, LLB or other relevant professional qualifications
  • Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment

If you are interested in discussing about the role, please apply on this link or send your CV to

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