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Head of Commercial Procurement-Marketing

Job reference: 002740

Closing date: 12/05/2019

Salary: Competitive

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours

Working within our Procurement Team as Head of Commercial supporting Marketing, your role maximises value and reduces risk through the end to end commercial management of suppliers and partners and associated spend throughout contract lifecycles.  You will be responsible for delivering optimum of performance whilst ensuring holistic supplier strategies across the organisation.

Here at N Brown we are looking for a Procurement expert with strong commercial and Stakeholder management experience, demonstrating a consistent record of building strong commercial relationships at all levels.

You should be able to show the ability to clearly articulate and present positions to influence outcomes and drive decisions through strong negotiation skills. In addition to experience in supplier relationships and commercial management processes and frameworks including commercial performance management, knowledge of supplier risk management techniques and tools.

As Head of Commercial you will:

  • Combine market intelligence with a strong knowledge of existing supplier arrangements and business requirements to effectively drive value.
  • Be at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and market changes to ensure suppliers and partners stay relevant to the business and its strategy and drives innovation.
  • Challenge Stakeholder thinking to ensure a holistic, organisational strategic approach.
  • Lead Stakeholders and Procurement to develop category plans.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and Procurement to develop and implement commercial and Supplier strategies including the delivery of effective and efficient processes, practices and commercial agreements.
  • Lead, create and provide management reporting, KPI’s and supplier delivery against contracts (including payment against risk & reward where appropriate) to Stakeholders for effective contract management visibility
  • Ensure supplier performance and contractual delivery is optimised.
  • Lead and develop supplier improvement plans and remedy poor performance, mitigate risks, resolve issues (whether contractual or otherwise).
  • Lead, agree and maintain plans to drive the relationship forward and maximise value including managing communication with, across and between suppliers, integrating suppliers with each other and the business.
  • Work with the Commercial Finance Team to monitor and track financial performance of supplier delivery against business and/or contractual requirements 


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