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Senior Commercial Lead - Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain

Date Posted: May 09, 2023
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Job Description

As Senior Commercial lead, you will support in the delivery of the planning & organisation, day to day operations, financial, quality targets and vision of the Commercial directorate within the organisation.

Client Details

An organisation in South West England.


  • Leading and supporting Category Strategies, market shaping, strategic sourcing, and procurement.
  • Leading and supporting strategic supplier management.
  • Developing long term strategic plans for the sourcing, procurement, and delivery of contracts.
  • Developing & managing a portfolio of larger high risk projects, typically with a high level of expenditure and / or complexity.
  • Developing working relationships with key suppliers and ensuring excellent performance standards are achieved in line with contractual requirements and stakeholders' expectations.
  • Line managing the team and developing a culture that encourages open communication and ensures that people are managed through effective teamwork, leadership and motivation across the team and wider Commercial function.
  • Managing operational multi stranded budgets for products and services within their category group.
  • Delivering change and ensuring best value for the organisation.
  • Leading on projects, with significant discretion to act.
  • Leading and supporting in the preparation of complex tender documents, inviting tender bids from suppliers including the selection of suppliers following pre-qualification analysis of supplier information and pre-tender commercial discussions.


  • Experience of Market Shaping, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Strategy, and Contract Management including negotiation of significant value contracts and/or significant risk contracts, and disputes at a senior level.
  • Supply chain management and supplier relationship management experience.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationships with suppliers & senior leaders as well as experience of leading and managing teams.
  • The ability to lead strategic planning and implementation processes.
  • Time Management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in using electronic sourcing and purchasing systems.
  • Change management experience including awareness of impacts on Quality when implementing new contracts.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills

Job Offer

  • Annual leave entitlement of 27 days per year, rising to 29 days after 5 years service and 33 days after completing 10 years service. In addition you will be entitled to 8 bank holidays per year. Leave is pro-rata for part-time workers
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discounts from a range of high street retailers / on-line shopping sites
  • Lease car policy
  • Assistance with childcare vouchers and carer support

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Bristol, United Kingdom
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    Full Time/Permanent
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    No Preference
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  • Apply Before:
    Jun 27, 2023