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Commercial Manager - CSL

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141333BR
Job TitleCommercial Manager - CSL
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LinePeople Consulting
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In People and Change we specialise in organisational development, talent management, behavioural change management and optimising the HR function.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team:

— We help Civil Servants make a difference to the lives of people right across the UK by ensuring that they have the learning and development interventions they need to do their jobs
— KPMG currently leads a talented consortium of learning and development experts who work as a team to deliver a Core Curriculum and bespoke courses and programmes for civil servants across the UK and beyond
— You will be involved in the largest learning and development intervention in the UK that will fundamentally improve the way that civil servants learn
— We have already delivered a comprehensive suite of learning solutions, utilising digital technology and blended learning solutions, to help the Civil Service achieve this ambitious transformation

Job Summary:

— The Commercial team provide commercial support for all aspects of our learning delivery, from inputting to the scoping and qualification of new requirements to sourcing, contracting and Onboarding of new suppliers (to meet both our CSL contractual and SLA requirements and internal KPMG risk management procedures), allocating work orders, purchase orders and supporting transition to our Service Centre.
The Commercial team is an integral part of the project providing challenge to the broader team to ensure we are delivering real value.

Key Accountabilities:

— Supplier management in a managed service environment, including sourcing, contract negotiation, onboarding, performance management and dealing with IP issues
— Support the business to drive commercial outcomes through effective procurement and supplier management practices
— Lead and manage procurements in line with OJEU requirements
— Work at pace to tight client deadlines while remaining focused on the commercial goal


— Strong commercial acumen, ideally supported with formal procurement or supplier management qualification
— Knowledgeable in contract law
— Excellent stakeholder management and relationship-building skills
— Excellent verbal and written communication skills
— Extensive knowledge of working with Suppliers

The Role:

— Sourcing and onboarding of new suppliers to support business needs
— Managing the relationship and performance management of some of the 40+ suppliers engaged to design and deliver the core curriculum topics and a growing pipeline of new curriculum/programme opportunities sold to specific departments
— Manage internal interfaces with the wider operational team including: Finance, Project Operations, Curriculum, Engagement team, Communications, Service Centre, Finance, Security and areas of the wider firm: Quality and Risk Management and Contracts Unit
— Manage external relationships with the CSL commercial team and some government departments

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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