Digital Commercial, Resourcing & Risk Lead

Glasgow, Hybrid Role, Salary up to £66k DOE, Civil Service Pension.

Your new company

One of the UK’s largest Independent National Regulatory Authority, with offices in Glasgow City Centre are seeking a Digital, Commercial, Resourcing and Risk Lead on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to take your procurement career forward in a well-known organisation.

Your new role

Responsible for the delivery of Digital Data and Technology vendor contract management; co-ordinate and streamline all activities related to contract management and renewals, including, adherence to renewal timelines, and ensuring streamlined processes are in place and effective.

Specifically, the role-holder will, lead, manage and shape the vendor and contract management strategy and governance and associated risk profiles, lead multi-disciplinary areas to establish the correct vendor and contract management strategy and framework across variety of accounts (gold, silver, bronze) across our technology portfolio, be accountable for the management of the contractual and commercial arrangements with Vendors, ensuring that services are delivered in line with the agreements whilst leading contractual and commercial engagements, provide direction and oversight of resolution efforts when issues or contractual disputes arise. Lead resolution efforts and provide regular and concise updates, develop, implement, and monitor vendor improvement plans where applicable, collaborate with stakeholders to advise on tenders, working with Procurement to conduct and negotiate to get best value, and ensure fair competitions and best performing partner.

You will also be accountable for the evaluation and management of risks on solutions for Vendor Management; to ensure that all risks and associated controls are identified, fully and accurately recorded, reviewed and assessed, hold staff to account for adhering to the Vendor Management framework and governance, manage and develop the Vendor Management strategy to proactively manage both internal and external supplier relationships to allow maximum business benefit and costs efficiency of services provided, direct, lead, coordinate teams to manage vendors and third parties across projects, apply best judgement – ability to work together as a team and independently, manage SLAs, contract lifecycle, performance, evaluating performance; renegotiations of contracts; KPIs, dashboards, and co-ordinate and oversee the tracking of contract level spend in tandem with contract managers, performing the tracking on critical contracts as necessary, including cross-charges and to show a commitment to user-centric service delivery.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performance and development of the following functions:

Resource & Demand, including evolving ways of working and ensuring adequate and accurate resource forecasts and reporting, created, and communicated in line with good practice and project timelines / PMO requirements, always with a view to continuous improvement, automation, and customer-centric services.

Risk, Governance and Assurance, including timely and effective response to audit requirements, and robust development of ways of working with the DPO, including developing the framework for information asset management within DDaT.

Cloud Governance & Cost Optimisation including ensuring adequate governance to prevent unknown / uncontrolled spend, accurate automated and real-time customer reporting, adequate tools, and processes, and at all time visibility of cost

What you'll need to succeed

Vendor management via creation of contracts, management of contractual obligations to drive performance utilising data, innovative problem solving and analysis of KPI’s (lead criteria), Business Management or Project Management qualification or equivalent experience, be able to think and deliver strategically with the ability to blend technical, operational, and commercial strategic considerations in their decision making.

Experience of coordinating activities and managing relationships between DDaT teams and vendors, ability to manage contracts within the budget parameters set and have excellent written & verbal communication skills with strong influencing and negotiating ability.

It would also be desirable to have Knowledge of contract / procurement systems and a Business Partnering approach

What you'll get in return

A salary of up to £66k DOE, 37 hour working week, hybrid and flexible working options, Civil Service pension, up to 30 days annual leave after 2 years’ service and enhanced maternity and paternity pay.

What you need to do now

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Government & Public Services
Glasgow & Strathclyde
Salary up to £66k DOE

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Stewart Adams, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Glasgow
1st Floor, Spectrum Building, 55 Blythswood Street

Telephone: 0141 212 3669

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