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Senior Commercial Manager

Req ID:
R-16313
Category:
Procurement
Location:
London
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Senior Commercial Manager

Leeds or London

Let’s bring out the best in you !

About us

At Direct Line Group, insurance is just the start. Combining decades of industry experience with talented people in every field from data, technology, customer care and auto repair, to HR, finance and procurement , we’re a customer-obsessed market powerhouse. And we all work together to be brilliant for customers, every single day.

Procurement at Direct Line Group is an expansive, innovative, intelligent affair. Bringing together supplier, competitor and industry knowledge, our teams source sustainable, commercially beneficial opportunities that keep us driving forward. It’s a department that spans the length and breadth of the business. That means unrivalled opportunities for career development, skill-growth, and a wealth of experience to draw from.

What you'll be doing:

- Lead on complex supplier contract, operational and strategic reviews and negotiations
- Identify emerging risks and issues in relation to adequacy and effectiveness of existing controls
- Lead on commercial management and projects (e.g. continuous improvement, innovation led initiatives, supply chain collaboration, etc.),
-Work closely with the business to develop supplier contingency and exit plans for critical suppliers
- Provide issue resolution and mitigation solutions where business users are not meeting contractual targets
- Report on supplier 360 degree performance including SLA’s / KPI’s, obligations
- Manage risk and compliance through effective project, contract, demand and supplier performance management


What you'll need:

We're looking for somebody with experience in a commercial contract management role, with sound contract knowledge and a good grasp on principles of Category Management and Category Planning.

You'll also have good understanding of Demand and Specification management techniques; including Value engineering and Right First Time, with a strong continuous improvement mindset.

We need someone who's a great communicator, and will be able to build relationships and influence small and large groups.

Ways of working:

Our hybrid model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. When you'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this.

Benefits

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension

  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

  • Life Assurance

  • Income Protection

  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Buy as you earn share scheme

  • Employee discounts and cashback

Plus many more!

Being yourself

Difference makes us who we are. We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work – that’s why we champion diverse voices, build workplaces that work for people, and invest in the things that matter. From senior leadership to inclusivity networks, adaptive working to inclusion training, we’ve made it our mission to give you everything you need to be authentically you. Discover more at directlinegroupcareers.com

Let’s see your ideas fly

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