Commercial Manager - Contract or Internal Secondment

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This role forms part of the Commercial & Portfolio directorate and is key to supporting MBNL strategic vision to transform into an Infrastructure Management Company. This role will sit in the Commercial centre of excellence. Commercial own the commercial strategy supporting our corporate outcomes and provide support to the wider business including leading on all procurement, commercial, supplier and contract management activities, and coordination of overall supplier relationships. 

This will be an initial 6 month contract with 2 days per week onsite at our Reading office.

In this role, you will be responsible for the management and supplier relationship for a specified portfolio of suppliers and will provide commercial support to MBNL’s business and project teams to: Ensure budgetary compliance; Negotiate pricing and identify savings opportunities; Manage existing agreements with suppliers; Negotiate new framework agreements with key suppliers; Minimise commercial risks. 

What you will do:

• Be 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.

• Ensure all commercial activity is governed by Commercial Policy and processes.

• Lead tender activities using established commercial processes.

• Draft, negotiate and award supplier contracts with support from MBNL Legal.

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

• Ensure contractual governance / approval mechanisms are applied.

• Work with relevant stakeholders to track performance of suppliers; engage with supplier contacts, ensuring agreed performance and pricing are maintained and new costs are agreed under contract as required.

• Influence key shareholder stakeholders. Attend Commercial Committee, where required, to present recommendations to both shareholders. 

• Actively support the commercial audit process.

What we are looking for:

• Previous experience of negotiating complex framework contracts

• Good understanding of contract law

• Significant Supplier & Contract management experience

Nice to have:

• MCIPS, WCC or other relevant professional qualifications

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

• Telecoms industry experience

MBNL – building strength through inclusion.

At MBNL we embrace equality, diversity, and inclusion. People are at the heart of everything we do and collectively we strive to create an environment where everyone can flourish. By fostering an inclusive environment, we are championing each other’s uniqueness. Inclusion & Diversity within MBNL will unlock innovation and continue to evolve how we work, to help us deliver world class infrastructure for our Shareholders and their customers.

We will work creatively to offer flexible working arrangements, (like non-standard hours, part-time, remote working). We want to support you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

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