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Commercial Manager - Technology

Job ID: 1278 Location: London Category: Technology Salary: Competitive Package Hours: Closing date: November 23rd 2019, 11:55 PM.
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Job Description:

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for driving value from technology change investment through strategic change management setting multi-year investment strategy based on value.
  • Value management through quarterly cross business prioritisation, measurable KPIs & metrics, and the establishment of value streams within the portfolios to support agile development.
  • Business case challenge & review within the portfolios – value for money of change spend and benefits realisation.
  • Provide assurance of and maximise benefits from strategic supplier relationship.

Key Accountabilities and measures

  • Optimise value from technology change investment through facilitating quarterly cross business prioritisation based on value aligned to business strategy.
  • Source external reference points to set strategic change investment targets.
  • Establish multi-year cross business Technology investment strategy based on value.
  • Commercial business partner to the Head of Technology Solutions in more than one portfolio providing commercial decision-making support. This will cover:
    • Technology strategy to drive value from investment
    • KPIs, metrics & benefits tracking to measure investment value
    • Shape business cases & oversee benefit tracking to maximise investment value
    • Support supplier selection decisions through financial analysis & commercial recommendation
    • Reduce & optimise the Total Cost of Ownership for the portfolio – covering investment, run costs & depreciation
    • Manging portfolio health – sprint performance vs target, quality, dependency management, stability
  • Integral to the establishment of cross portfolio value to streams to support agile development (Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise - SAFe) to drive value from technology investment and support continuous funding of product teams.
  • Establish value centre of excellence to support portfolios to maximise value from technology investment using a consistent approach.
  • Ensure benefits from strategic supplier partnership are realised and that technology development costs are value for money through assurance of benefits and external benchmarking.
  • Works with the Contracts team to provide commercial input into contractual negotiations for new Technology contracts, contract renewals and contractual variations
  • Supports the resolution of key commercial and contractual risks and issues
  • Works with the Technology Finance team to develop and agree the Annual Operating Plan for Technology, as well as quarterly Consolidated Forecasts and monthly Financial Reports
  • Responsible for sign off of statements of work ensuring they reflect the transformation business case metrics
  • Accountable for the accurate and timely creation of the Commercial dashboards to assess portfolio investment value, commercial performance & portfolio health
  • Responsible for working with other shared business functions to maintain alignment on wider M&S commercial policies and standards
  • Reviews proposed major SoW's / CR's and advises on appropriate route through existing commercial relationships to achieve the best value for money for M&S

Skills and experience

  • Over 7 years’ experience in a Commercial or Finance role
  • Consultancy background in strategic change management
  • Enterprise PMO or Strategic Change Management experience
  • Experience of measuring value from Technology investment & agile development
  • Experience of using value streams to measure investment value
  • Experience of Technology cost management including investment & run costs
  • Excellent and demonstrable commercial management and financial literacy
  • Accounting qualification preferred (CIMA or ACCA)
  • Excellent analytical skills
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