Salary: £61,761 to £68,281 plus an allowance of £2,148 (Zone 1) or £1,341 (Zone 2) depending on location. You will receive £61,761 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £68,281 will be via incremental progression.
Recruitment code: 7842
Closing date: 11.55pm, 11 December 2020
More challenges. More excitement. More opportunities. Be at the heart of a changing service.
Background to the role
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commercial Function are responsible for delivering end-to-end commercial lifecycle management and supporting the wider business in working with third parties.
The MPS spends about £800 million each year on a diverse range of goods and services and we aim to procure them in the most cost effective and compliant way, while satisfying often urgent operational needs. We proactively manage thirty large complex and operationally critical outsourced service contracts, to ensure that we receive the quality services we are paying for and achieve value for money through the entire life of the contract.
This is an exciting time to be working in commercial management for the MPS. The MPS Commercial Function are in the middle of a large-scale transformation, working to deliver the following strategic aims:
build a world class capability and team
engage effectively with our markets and suppliers
improving and simplifying how we work
delivering outcomes through commercial policy
In addition to large-scale transformation within the Commercial team, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. This means that there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest police service.
This role is an integral part of Commercial Services. In 2020, the MPS Commercial Function revised its operating model, establishing six Pillars which have overall accountability for activity covering the commercial life cycle, as well as relevant Business Partnering responsibilities across the wider business.
In this role you will be expected to lead on Category Management, contributing to delivering Commercial Excellence for the Met, providing a customer focused service, understanding the business need and stakeholder drivers, with the aim of becoming a trusted commercial advisor. You will also develop relationships with MPS’s key and strategic suppliers, driving value for money and risk management excellence across the category.
You will play an essential part in leading parts of the overall commercial life cycle, primarily focused on the key aspects of Category Management, including Strategy and Policy development, understanding needs and sourcing options, and the procurement process itself. This will be done through the development and execution of category management strategies, leading supplier negotiations, where needed, and delivering timely and effective support, guidance and expertise to the business. As a leader in the Commercial function, you will support rolling out commercial standards across the organisation.
The MPS Commercial Function is aligning its roles with the levels of the Government Commercial Organisation, which sits within the Government Commercial Function. The typical attributes of a commercial lead can be found in the Government Commercial Function People Standards.
A commercial lead is broadly defined as: Typically, a commercial manager who provides leadership and management to a small team and actively seeks to build their capability.
The MPS Commercial Services department is made up of 6 category pillars: Property, IT, Operations, CT & Covert, Vehicles and Corporate and Professional Services. These teams are enabled by the seventh team, Enablement & Performance. The vacancies are across; Technology, Vehicles and Operational Pillar.
The Technology Pillar, has responsibility for the Software and Infrastructure category as well as the management of large ICT projects across the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The accountability sits across the whole commercial lifecycle from category management to contract management including all of the Platinum contracts. The prime stakeholders are the Digital Policing leadership team. This will require an agile and highly capable supply chain to support the ambition set out to transform the way future policing is delivered in London and possibly beyond.
The Vehicles Pillar, has the responsibility of working with key internal customers is the Met Operations pillar, responsible for Fleet, Aviation and Drones designed to support the growing needs of our officers in the ever changing environment they work in on a day to day basis. This will require an agile and highly capable supply chain to support the ambition set out to transform the way future policing is delivered in London and possibly beyond.
The Operational Pillar, has the responsibility of working with key internal customers in both Front Line Policing and Met Operations and are responsible or sourcing and managing suppliers for a wide range of goods and services from firearms and forensic services to animal feed and uniform. This will require an agile and highly capable supply chain to support the ambition set out to transform the way future policing is delivered in London and possibly beyond.