Commercial Manager Procurement
( Salisbury & Fareham, UK )

Location: Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury - SP4 0JQ, Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham - PO17 6AD Snow Hill, 

Job summary
Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) works to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence, security and prosperity of the United Kingdom. In order to do this, we need people who can use their skills to innovate and develop technologies which give our country the winning-edge.

As a Commercial Manager you will be part of our Commercial Division and join a diverse team of around 130 people who support the successful delivery of Defence procurement programmes at the cutting edge of science and technology. You will work collaboratively with both other Divisions in Dstl and with the Project Delivery teams; providing leadership of a complex contract or portfolio of contracts and managing delivery of business and commercial outputs to deliver business requirements.
Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.
We welcome all applicants and those from the LGBTQI community.

Job description
We are seeking experienced Commercial Managers with experience in: sourcing, sales contracts, contract management, staff management and supplier relations. The role provides working level support for Divisions, operating as a supervised practitioner in their area of responsibility and can have delegations which include: sourcing, contract management, or sales contracts as required. Commercial Managers are to support the enhancing Contract Management capability within Dstl and to manage a number of our highest value, more complex and critical contracts.

In this role you will:
• Managing competitive or single source processes and sourcing activities, including development of invitations to tender or negotiate, including complex contracts requiring non-standard pricing conditions or bespoke terms and conditions.
• Advising project staff on acquisition strategies for procurements.
• Contract management of higher value or complex contracts.
• Developing your direct reports and other staff within the commercial function.

Essential Experience
• Experience of leading within a Commercial/Procurement function
• Experience of staff leadership and development, contract management, sales or sourcing.
Essential Qualifications - Five GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4/C or higher which must include English & Maths. Have achieved professional commercial competencies through minimum of 2 years commercial experience preferably combined with commercial qualifications (CIPS L4, IACCM or equivalent).

Important Information
Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.
This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.

Dstl Level 5
Salary Min - £32,626
Max – £44,719
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