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Commercial Manager

Churchill Court, Bromley, BR1 1DP
Full time
The role

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 improvemen

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.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.