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Assistant Commercial Manager- Corporate Services - Leeds

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Vacancy Reference: FPSG/DSI/63349

Assistant Commercial Manager- Corporate Services - Leeds

Competitive Salary up to £25,000 and Benefits



FPSG's retained client, The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. Responsible for courts, prisons and probation services, they work to ensure sentences are served and offenders are given rehabilitation opportunities to become law-abiding citizens.

The Commercial and Contract Management Directorate manages over 1000 active contracts and spends £3.5bn a year and is crucial to the successful delivery of prison and court reform programmes. It provides procurement and contract management activities across a wide range of categories, ensuring value for money agreements are in place for wider Ministry of Justice staff to source goods and services from.

The Ministry of Justice have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Commercial Manager to join the Corporate Services Category team in Leeds. This team manages a range of contracts for services including: travel, post & courier, print and office solutions/supplies. As an Assistant Commercial Manager you will deliver procurement and contract management activities to achieve commercial outcomes across the business. Working within a fast-paced environment, you will bring excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure contracts are working effectively, and stakeholder relationships are managed appropriately.


Role Responsibilities

  • Ownership of a small portfolio of office solutions/supplies contracts
  • Responsibility for contract and performance management activity, driving commercial opportunities to deliver value for money and savings across the portfolio
  • Confident stakeholder engagement and strong relationship building across Ministry of Justice, its agencies and wider government to define requirements, develop and implement procurement and contract management strategies
  • Delivering procurement activities to place call-off contracts using cross-government framework agreements
  • Contract administration including managing delivery of contract variations and change requests
  • Supporting the commercial manager to develop and deliver a future category strategy
  • Act as a change agent to identify and deliver continuous improvements
  • Complying with governance, legislative and policy requirements as appropriate


Person Specification

As a successful Assistant Commercial Manager, you will have:

  • Exposure to working in a commercial environment
  • Taking ownership of tasks/projects from initial stages through to completion
  • Building effective stakeholder relationships to support delivery of key tasks/projects
  • Confidently engage with and challenge others to identify suitable solutions
  • Experience of working in a public sector commercial environment in either a procurement or contract management role
  • Awareness or working knowledge of public sector procurement legislation
  • Exposure to iProcurement Systems
  • Level 4 CIPS; or IACCM qualification; or Relevant industry experience and a willingness to work towards gaining qualification

Ministry of Justice are keen to develop their staff and will support access to professional development for individuals who demonstrate an interest and aptitude for commercial work.


In return The Ministry of Justice will reward you with a Competitive Salary and benefits package


Next Steps

In the first instance, please send your updated CV and remuneration package to David Simpson at FPSG


Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.



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