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Commercial Manager

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Permanent
Full time
Ref:R-5854

About us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we are looking for:

A Commercial Manager within our IT & BPO category which plays a key role in managing supplier risk, and ensuring that the end customer receives excellent service through consistent supplier outcomes. You’ll need to have experience managing stakeholders at all levels. Ideally having built your career in a sourcing role, you’ll have strong influencing skills coupled with a consultative approach to work with our suppliers and address any commercial issues that arise.

Who you'll be working with:

Within the last few years the team has built a new specialist operating model combining Commercial Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Development into a single centralised function. We’ve found these improvements have resulted in efficiencies and increased collaboration across the board, achieving better results, and a 2018 CIPS Award nomination for Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step change!

What you'll be doing:

  • Working closely with suppliers to access latest innovations, challenge unnecessary business demands, manage contract obligations and measure benefits secured from each supplier.
  • Developing long term value adding supplier and relationship strategies that are aligned to business and category and supply chain strategies
  • Leading commercial relationships with suppliers and resolving and mitigating solutions where supplier performance is under expected standards
  • Contributing to commercial projects (eg. continuous improvement, innovation led initiatives, supply chain collaboration, etc.), bringing innovation from the supply base
  • Delivering ongoing and increasing benefit to DLG through the effective engagement of suppliers and delivery of initiatives that drive new customer propositions, cost reduction and service improvement

    What we'll give you:

    We're always encouraging internal development and you'll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. DLG reached number 35 on Glassdoor's top places to work in 2018, because of our working culture, dedication and passion for developing our colleagues; a place where you can truly build a long-lasting career.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.


Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.