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Head of Commercial

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Job Introduction

The West of England Mayoral Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Head of Commercial who will create a new Commercial function and will lead the delivery of its major procurement programmes across the Combined Authority.  As Head of Commercial you will be accountable for delivering over £1bn of procurement projects and driving social value benefits and economic growth across the region.     


Your key responsibilities in this role would be to ensure a focus on delivering the priorities of the Metro Mayor by:

  • Developing and implementing creative and innovative commercial and supply chain strategies to achieve the best outcomes across all the Combined Authorities funding streams.
  • Delivering demonstrable value for money through Procurement and Contract Management.
  • Providing advice and guidance to the CEO and Directors, on all of our major procurement and strategic contractual relationships, driving value for money at the heart of delivery programme.
  • Implementing a programme of commercial/cost management across its major infrastructure programme.
  • Leading on developing a region wide focus on collaborative procurement opportunities with other Unitary Authorities.
  • Developing and deliver the Social Value strategy and deliver through procurement and contracts.
  • Leading on negotiating contracts (specifically NEC4 contracts) and contract disputes on behalf of the Combined Authority.
  • Building and leading a skilled team of Procurement and Contract Management professionals.


Are you someone who has extensive commercial management experience in delivering large-scale infrastructure/transport projects in the UK, with in-depth knowledge of the legal, environmental, commercial and governance and assurance requirements required to deliver such projects? 


If this sounds like your next role, please click on the apply button below and tell us why you would be a great fit for this role. Please the job description below for more information. 

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About the Company

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 26/31 days annual Leave
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Reduced bus travel across the West of England
  • Flexible and hybrid working options from day one to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

The West of England is an amazing part of the world to live and work. We have recently moved to a new bright and airy office, with all latest technology, just 10-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Please contact us to identify any additional support you may need during the recruitment process.

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