Senior Commercial Manager (Procurement)

Croydon office location with Hybrid working
£67,059 to £74,510 per annum + Civil Service Pension and other excellent benefits
04 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Commercial Manager (Procurement)
Croydon office location with Hybrid working
£67,059 to £74,510 per annum + Civil Service Pension and other excellent benefits
Contract Type: Permanent


Hello, we’re the Pension Protection Fund. We protect millions of people in the UK who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. Our members rely on us to look after their pensions if their employers collapse and the pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised.
We’re looking for a Senior Commercial Manager to manage a team of dedicated Procurement and Commercial Services specialists whilst delivering and executing projects across the full commercial lifecycle. This is an enticing role for an individual who will be able to have an influential role in the direction of all aspects of the team and projects, and see the rewards and results of what is put in.
As well as deputising for the Head of Commercial Services the key deliverables in this position include driving the commercial agenda (whilst recognising and balancing potential risks), creating/maintaining the framework by which PPF effectively and consistently manages its supply base, and pro-actively seeking commercial opportunities relating to the supply chain. This is both a sponsoring role, driving and shaping ‘Best Practice’, and a delivery one, demonstrating tangible benefits.
Interested applicants will be required to demonstrate their understanding of commercial theory/practice and commercial models specifically within public sector guidelines and regulations. Through your expert communication and stakeholder management you’ll be able to influence and negotiate senior level discussions and affect key-decision makers. You’ll be able to lead project groups and key sponsors and be experienced managing qualified Commercial Services staff.
Finally, we expect suitable applicants to have their career underpinned by a good track record within a higher education setting, that’s supplemented with relevant accreditations in IACCM, or CIPS, etc.
Sound like you? Apply now.
In return for your skills, experience and commitment we’ll give you a challenging role within a business where you’ll get the support you need to develop your career.
You’ll also get an outstanding rewards package which includes a generous pension scheme, private medical insurance, health cash plan, critical illness insurance, volunteering leave, holiday trading and a discretionary bonus scheme.
We’ll also give you lots of opportunities for personal development and skills training.
Our Croydon office is just across the road from East Croydon station, which is around 15 minutes from Victoria or London Bridge, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction or half an hour from St Pancras.
We are a Disability Confident Leader, the highest accreditation under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the essential criteria for this role you will be guaranteed an interview.
We embrace diverse talent welcoming people with different beliefs, backgrounds and ways of working, and we aim to create an environment in which everyone can be themselves.
We are a flexible organisation and welcome the opportunity to talk about what arrangements may work best for you.
No agencies please