To apply you will need to complete the online application, please copy and paste your CV to include your work history and qualifications.
You will be asked to complete the Technical Box and detail what qualification you hold:
MCIPS or graduate procurement degree OR other relevant commercial qualification (eg MBA, degree in Law & Business) OR Government Commercial Function ADC at Associate Commercial Specialist grade A.
You will also be asked to complete the Statement of Suitability (in no more than 1250 words). This should demonstrate evidence of how you meet the below Essential Experience criteria, within the job description:
• Significant experience in a senior commercial post, including working with and influencing Board level senior stakeholders
• Experience of managing portfolio of procurement and contracts in a dynamic organisation, determining the overall commercial vision and strategy
• Providing strategic advice and making decisions with a risk-based mindset and focus on achieving successful return on investment and value for money (VfM)
• Managing a diverse team across several locations, utilising a full range of management and leadership skills, including coaching
• Knowledge of good practice across a range of commercial activities including procurement, category management, contract management and commercial strategic advice
Please note that in the event of a high number of applications we will complete a pre-sift on the above Technical Qualification.
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.
If you are successful at the sift stage you will be invited to attend a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation, which will be carried out via a video link. Interview and presentation will be held week commencing 8th and/or 15th November 2021.
The blended interview will include a pre-prepared presentation and will test the experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.
The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.
If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.
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