Senior Commercial Manager: Business Partnership

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 12/05/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £66,516 - £93, 348 per annum



Westminster City Council are embarking on a major transformation of the procurement and commercial management function.  Over twenty-five requirements have been identified and an exciting large-scale recruitment campaign has been launched involving specialist recruitment teams from Insight Executive Group and Allen Lane.  The role advertised below will be integral to the transformation and will play a vital part in re-envisioning Westminster as a City for All.

About us

Westminster City Council is the proud custodian of the heart of the nation’s capital – we host some of the most vibrant communities, from the world-renowned Soho to richly diverse Church Street. We are home to some of the world’s most iconic features including Oxford Street, UK Government, the Royal Household and the bustling West End, and attract a million visitors a day to our city. We house over 50,000 businesses that sustain more than 700,000 jobs.

Our City for All vision is to provide world class services to the residents and communities we serve.  We will do this by creating a greener and cleaner city, vibrant communities and one of the best connected, most technologically advanced cities in the world.

The roles

Join us, and you will help to improve the lives of those that live in, work in and visit our city.  As a Senior Commercial Manager, you’ll be part of the Procurement Services Management Team, working collaboratively with colleagues in the department, across the council and with partners to achieve better commercial outcomes.  Every day will present new and exciting challenges, as you take ownership of the commercial and procurement needs of your business area, seeing to it that all aspects of the service are successfully delivered. As the voice of the customer, you’ll be bold in imagining how things could be done better, using expert market knowledge to provide outstanding advice to senior stakeholders and exploring innovative new models of service delivery.

Role are available across the following business areas:

  • Adults, Children’s and Public Health
  • City Management and Communities
  • Growth, Planning and Housing

Your background

This is a strategic role working alongside senior stakeholders, including acting as a trusted adviser to Executive Directors and Elected Members.  You’ll be a dynamic individual with a track record of achieving better outcomes through innovative commercial practices.  A strong customer ethos and outstanding stakeholder management skills are essential, as you help shape the ambitions of your business area into a strategic programme of commercial activity.

Sharp commercial acumen is a must, and you might not come from a traditional procurement background.  This role is about much more than managing a process – we’re leading the way on many aspects of social value, the living wage and ethical supply chains.  And we want to go further, working with our partners in all sectors to tackle the climate emergency, reduce inequality and promote diversity and inclusion.

A great place to grow

We know that the best results are generated when our people have the freedom to flourish. It’s how we set standards that others seek to emulate. So you can expect to enjoy agile working and targeted personal and professional development. We work hard to create a progressive and diverse working environment, including benefits like shared parental leave and flexible working opportunities.

The team are based in central Westminster, and operate from recently refurbished offices with outstanding, inspiring views across London.

Applications close: Midnight, 26th April 2020

First stage interviews: 4th – 15th May 2020

To find out more about this opportunity, please click the link to our Westminster City Council Procurement microsite at the link below.

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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