We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager in London.


Pay rate: PAYE 426.57-435.10 per day/UMB 550-561 per day.

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing



In this role you will be expected to undertake Category Management, contributing to delivering Commercial Excellence, providing a customer focused service, understanding the business need and stakeholder drivers, with the aim of becoming a trusted commercial advisor.  You will also develop relationships with key and strategic suppliers, driving value for money and risk management excellence across the category.



  • Strategic delivery and management within a category:

o    Understanding commercial strategy and feeding into planning based on commercial approaches that deliver requirements that are in line with business needs, category strategies and market trends.

o    Feeding into the development of category strategies and delivery of sourcing requirement within Commercial Services, as part of the team supporting business as usual and project activities.

o    Understanding demand by forecasting and planning requirements with internal stakeholders and suppliers.

o    Developing and maintaining category plans for key spend areas.

  • Understands relevant sourcing options and analysis, and delivers positive outcomes through the procurement process:

o    Leading on end-to-end strategic sourcing activities for the client and serving as a subject matter expert.

o    Working with key stakeholders to develop a clear and agreed view of business requirements, and supporting business units in articulating their commercial requirements.

o    Advising and providing professional guidance throughout the sourcing process, considering and evaluating a range of sourcing models.

o    Leading development of commercial input into business cases, demonstrating a project’s benefits, value for money and risk.

o    Identifying opportunities to develop collaborative partnerships with suppliers.

o    Provides a procurement service which delivers demonstrable value for money and compliant goods and services contracts as part of a team of procurement professionals on larger procurement activities, including driving productivity opportunities with existing supply base to deliver further savings.

o    Responsible for negotiation with 3rd parties where necessary, and has knowledge and experience relating to commercial negotiation techniques.

o    Understanding and being accountable for sourcing compliance and frameworks.




  • Demonstrates strategic thinking, able to define and execute planning against a sourcing strategy and plan for spend categories or groups of sub-categories.
  • Category Management experience and knowledge.
  • Experience in the commercial delivery of successful technology, digital and data projects and in the procurement and contract management of technology products, goods and services.
  • Excellent understanding of sourcing and procurement methodologies, as well as relevant Public Sector processes, policy and governance.
  • Conversant with procurement policies, processes, procedures and governance mechanisms.
  • Ability to lead negotiations with 3rd parties and successfully employ appropriate negotiating techniques based on category sourcing strategy.
  • Highly effective communicator who can work with a range of stakeholders and senior managers.
  • Ability to change and adapt in order to work effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. You can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload whilst balancing both operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to deadlines.
  • A good level of understanding across category discipline.



  • CIPS/IACCM/Commercial qualification or willing to work towards.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Greater London

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