Commercial Contracts Manager

Applications for this role close on: 19th September 2019

Interview date: 8th October in Blackpool & 9th October in London

NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK with 25 million customers and £147 billion invested. We are both a government department and an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our origins can be traced back over 150 years to 1861.

Short summary

We are looking for someone who is able to build the strong working relationships needed to ensure effective management and performance of our commercial Business to Business (B2B) contracts. You will be working with internal stakeholders, other government departments and key B2B partners and will need to consider all of their needs, along with best practice, with the aim of securing value for money for the Government as a whole.

Job Description

You will contribute to the development of the commercial approach on relevant B2B contracts across NS&I and Atos. Assist in the negotiations of commercial agreements and the development and agreement of the commercial B2B contracts in order to safeguard NS&I’s commercial position, achieved by optimising value and minimising risk.

Manage the ongoing commercial relationships with key B2B business partners to ensure that contract performance is achieved through formal contract management processes

This role is subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard and financial credit checks.

Responsibilities and skills/knowledge/experience required

To take the contractual lead on the relevant key B2B contract negotiations between NS&I and third parties

To develop the relevant contractual documentation to underpin these key B2B contracts which safeguard NS&I’s commercial position and minimises risk

To manage and maintain the B2B contracts on an ongoing basis in line with contract management best practice – ensuring that performance is monitored and managed and any issues identified and resolved in accordance with contract governance procedures/protocols

To ensure that all relevant B2B contracts have policies, procedures and guidance to enable best practice commercial and procurement activities to be applied and practised. Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain assurance that commercial policies, procedures and guidance comply with NS&I’s strategy of acting as if we are an FSA compliant business.


A small company with a big reach we offer a range of benefits to include flexible working, great opportunities for development and a generous pension scheme. We care for colleagues, respect one another, invest in our people and manage talent effectively.


We will assess you against the following behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Selection process

We will use the following criteria to shortlist:

In the event of a large number of applications we will sift against the following additional criteria

  • Substantial contract and commercial management experience, preferably with experience of long term partnerships or outsourced contracts ideally in the financial sector
  • Experience of managing the commercial and contractual interfaces between supplier and customer organisations
  • Experience of managing ongoing service delivery on key commercial contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Financial analysis and evaluation capability

    Due to the duration of the contract we’d like you to be able to start by mid-November.

    The selection process will involve an interview, this will include discussion about a test scenario provided to you beforehand.

    Interviews will take place on 8th October in Blackpool & 9th October in London

    To apply

    Please send your completed application (In MS Word format) to before the closing date.

    Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

    • Contract drafting experience and legislative knowledge
    • Excellent understanding of EU procurement rules and procurement/contract management best practice.

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