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Commercial Assistant Manager

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

This role can be based in any of our UK wide regional offices
The Role

The Commercial Assistant Manager works within a team to provide commercial support for all aspects of learning delivery including supporting the scoping and qualification of new requirements, sourcing, contracting and onboarding of new suppliers, allocating work orders, purchase orders, handing off cases to our Service Centre, and managing sourcing and supplier risks. The role relies on strong contract and supplier management, conflict resolution, and communication skills to manage suppliers end ensure seamlessness integration and coordination between suppliers and internal stakeholders.
As the Commercial Assistant Manager must oversee relationships with external suppliers, strong analytical and attention to detail, especially with respect to procurement process, legal documents, internal risk management requirements, and contractual and Service Level Agreement obligations is essential.
As a role model, the Commercial Assistant Manager must embody KPMG’s values and demonstrate a commitment toward the accomplishment of the team’s goals.
Role and Responsibilities
— Manage supplier relationships and represent the firm well
— Contracting and on boarding new companies
— Work at pace to tight client deadlines
— As required, guide and advise junior colleagues and manage tasks to completion
— Support sourcing activity during RFP processes including: Internal Quality and Risk Management checks on potential new suppliers
— Work with Commercial Manager to resolve any issues or concerns related to Suppliers
— Support supplier onboarding activities and ongoing supplier compliance requirements
— Support the release of new service offerings, such as:
— Working with Commercial Managers and Delivery Leads to assist in the generation and tracking of supplier work orders for new service requirements.
• Uploading work order details into the PO system
• Identifying and maintaining a detailed log of Intellectual Property
• Providing timely and accurate Management Information:
• Liaising with MI team to collate supplier MI.
• Analysis of supplier MI to inform supplier performance management activities
• Managing supplier areas on our collaboration tool to enable access to MI and trainer materials

The Person

— Demonstrable commercial acumen, ideally supported by formal study and exposure to contract law
— Able to manage risk in a complex environment
— Ability to coach, mentor, advise and instruct junior colleagues
— Able to analyse data and draw out key messages
— Extensive knowledge of working with suppliers
— Organises and schedules workload effectively
— Seeks to improve service delivery on an ongoing basis
— Develops a breadth of technical, transferable and core skills
— Able to interpret and apply commercial process consistently
— Able to challenge assumptions and validate information within due process
— Willing to build a deep understanding of the business area and show a personal commitment to meeting business needs
— Willing and able to respond positively to demand and stretching tasks; bouncing back from any setbacks
— Excellent verbal and written communication skills
— Stakeholder management and relationship-building skills; builds and develops positive constructive relationships across client teams
— Demonstrates that they actively engage with others in order to address views and concerns.
— Demonstrate curiosity and suggest new ideas, approaches and perspectives.
— Ability to problem solve and convey information to client members outside the commercial team
— Anticipates when others need support and offers help
— Pro-actively calls out bad behaviour

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