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Commercial Manager (Procurement) -Housing/Construction

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £48398 - £66669 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago


Role: Commercial Manager (Procurement)- Housing/Construction

Role Type: Permanent

Salary: £48,39 - £66,669

Location: Hybrid/Central London

Working for our prestigious public sector client you will bring deep subject expertise to the specialist area. You will promote strong coordination and technical consistency across your designated portfolio as well as identifying cross cutting and strategic procurement opportunities. You will demonstrate deep commercial awareness and technical procurement expertise across Housing and Construction. You will need to build good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels, and particularly with your Head of Commercial (Business Partner) as well as, senior managers, budget holders and other specialists who are involved all stages of the tender process through to contract award.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Working as part of the Council's Procurement Service you will lead the delivery of high value/more complex or innovative tenders often above existing EU thresholds.
  • Lead high value/high risk tenders within the construction category through all stages of the process from initiation (Gate 0) to contract mobilisation (Gate 4).
  • Use your construction sector knowledge and expertise and desktop research to ensure you understand the product or service you are involved with.
  • Work collaboratively with legal and other subject matter experts to develop the form of contract, special terms and conditions, KPI's.
  • Prepare a procurement strategy that describes your procurement findings and recommended approach.
  • Understand how sustainability and social value will be secured through the tender process.
  • Ensure that specifications and desired outcomes are expressed in a meaningful way.
  • Develop evaluation models to achieve the desired outcome and best value for money.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and Council requirements and policies.
  • Ensure effective communication and engagement with stakeholders and partners (including external suppliers).
  • Assess and manage the risk associated with each activity including the development and assessment of the financial robustness of bidders during the tendering process and post award.
  • As part of the procurement strategy develop approaches to ensure a competitive environment for the procurements you undertake

Key Experience and Qualifications Required

  • You will have deep subject procurement and commercial expertise and credibility across the Housing and Construction Category within Public Sector
  • Has worked in a procurement/finance or commissioning environment, In particular within the construction or Housing category.
  • Has developed written statements of requirements, specifications or contracts which contain technical or commercial requirements across a range of different services (or may have specialised in a certain area (such as care services or the built environment).
  • Has a detailed understanding of the end-to-end process and the key inputs that are required to complete and deliver a tender successfully, including those covered by PCR regulations.
  • Has developed and maintained productive relationships, including those with key stakeholders and external organisations.
  • Has worked in a structured or project-based environment.
  • Worked independently or with others to deliver discreet projects.
  • Has delivered end to end housing or construction procurements.
  • Has experience of using JCT, NEC or another standard form of contract.


  • A graduate degree, or equivalent/appropriate experience and have or be working towards CIPS level 6 or equivalent professional qualification or have relevant experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development