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Senior Commercial Manager (Rolling Stock)

  • Job reference: BBBH4722
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

Our client is looking for a Senior Commercial Manager (Rolling Stock) to join their expanding team based in Birmingham.

Job Summary:

You will be responsible for commercial management of the contract between the client and the selected Train Manufacturer and Maintainer (TMM) for the first fleet of Rolling Stock to be procured for an upcoming rail project, supporting the Head of the Phase One Rolling Stock Project in the management of the supplier.

The Infrastructure Directorate is responsible for developing the Project Requirements Specifications against which the delivery phases will be asked to deliver the overall project programme. In addition, the Directorate manages the delivery of the Rolling Stock.

This role fits within the Rolling Stock and Depots department who are accountable for the procurement, integration and delivery of the Rolling Stock for the overall project. The department are also responsible for integration of the Rolling Stock with the railway and the supporting depots.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the integration of the selected Train Manufacturer and Maintainer's tender submission into the Manufacture and Supply Agreement/Train Services Agreement in the final stages of the procurement
  • Support the Head of Phase 1 Rolling Stock Project by informing and supporting the development of the Contract Management Plan, through the life of the contract, and by attending Project Review Meetings, both internal and with the TMM
  • Working with the Head of Phase 1 Rolling Stock Project, ensure delivery of the Rolling Stock Contract requirements to the required time, cost and quality metrics
  • Working with the Head of Phase 1 Rolling Stock Project and the responsible Commercial Managers, manage the commercial interfaces with all other inter-related contracts (such as Rail Systems packages) to support delivery of the overall project objectives
  • Support and facilitate the interface with the West Coast Partner as Future Operator. Manage the commercial transition of the initial maintenance contract for the rolling stock from client to the West Coast Partner
  • Responsible for all through-life commercial activities and ensuring that fair and effective commercial management processes are implemented and maintained during the entire project
  • Develop and execute a Contract Management Plan to ensure the effective commercial management of contractual obligations, reporting requirements, deliverables, change and payments for the rolling stock
  • Manage all project commercial communication in accordance with the Contract Management Plan. Provide periodic reporting and presenting of cost data and compensation events, as well as any relevant advice to the project delivery team(s)
  • Support, if required, the introduction of Private Finance to the existing contract structure, as and may be required, by leading the transition of responsibilities in relation to the relevant areas of the contract
  • With the Finance Business partner, monitor project capital spend and EAC, pro-actively manage commercial changes on the project, and pro-actively manage the project risk register in relation to the commercial aspects of the contract
  • Lead and manage accounts settlement, including management of milestone payments. Pro-actively manage any commercial disputes or claims, seeking appropriate external support, where required
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI

Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience in managing throughout the entire life cycle of bespoke major product supply contracts from initial negotiation to delivery and contract close
  • Experience in the interaction of product supply contracts with construction contracts
  • Experience of key stakeholder management in a programme context
  • Understanding of application of contract and procurement law
  • Membership of the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) or a similar and relevant recognised professional body
  • Ability to plan, implement and manage large, complex commercial interactions within and between projects
  • Ability to collaborate with and listen to teams and individuals
  • Ability to innovate and deliver value for money

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV.

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