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Commercial Managers - (Estates & Power) and (Network Services)

Job Title: Commercial Managers - (Estates & Power) and (Network Services)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
REF: P/Comm/SARA_1625488891
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Commercial Managers - Permanent - Mobile Telecoms - Berkshire

1 x Estates and Power Commercial Manager

1 x Network Services (RAN/Transmission) Commercial Manager

Estates and Power: This role will be managing in-life contracts as well as getting involved with strategic work and tendering for initiatives like Green Energy, and Market Improvements on current supplier contracts.

Applicants must have experience with power / energy contracts.

Network Services: This role will be managing Transmission and RAN Ops Service providers, on in-life contracts. They will need experience managing large, complex commercial contracts, and excellent stakeholder management experience.

Applicants must have experience of managing RAN/Transmission service contracts.

Main focus of the roles:

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 business, 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 Commercial process, governance and Corporate Delegation of Authority.

Implement and manage change control process for key contracts

Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately

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

Work with technical / project teams and Managed Service Providers to ensure that suppliers / contracts are managed effectively yielding sustained savings

Influence key shareholder stakeholders. Attend Commercial Committee, where required, to present recommendations to both shareholders. Be self-driven and able to work with minimal management supervision in a dynamic and challenging environment with tight timelines

Responsible for ensuring that supplier contract and part number information is accurately reflected in the contract database and ERP system, for the suppliers you manage. Work with relevant colleagues to resolve associated issues.

Actively support the commercial audit process.

Challenge the status quo, keep abreast of the external market trends and use this to drive improvements, continuous improvements and learning

Must have:

· Previous experience of negotiating complex framework contracts

· Good understanding of contract law

· Significant Supplier & Contract management experience

· Telcoms industry experience

Nice to have:

· MCIPS, RICS, LLB or other relevant professional qualifications

· Experience of working in or with a Joint Venture organisation or in a similar multi-stakeholder environment

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