Commercial Lead - Contract and Commercial Governance Specialist
The IT Commercial Assurance team helps organisations as they engage with third parties to deliver complex IT change programmes. Typically reporting to the CFO, sponsor or programme director on complex business / technology transformations, our team provides independent challenge and scrutiny over some of the most innovative and challenging technology enabled change programmes currently being undertaken in the UK.
We are looking for an experienced commercial lead who can provide assurance and third party risk advisory services to clients as they select, procure and manage technology product and service providers. They should have broad delivery experience, ideally have worked with / for large scale systems integrators and / or outsource companies, and have a good understanding of third party risk, contracting and supplier governance.
We align ourselves with other assurance capabilities and PwC Consulting to offer a seamless client advisory capability on major transformational projects.
The role will allow the right individual to progress rapidly through the firm and develop a broad set of skills and experiences that are highly valued by senior executives at our clients.
We are looking for a contract and commercial governance specialist, responsible for:
Acting as an integrator for clients to bring together commercial, procurement, legal, business, finance and technical stakeholders and expertise to deliver an optimal commercial outcome.
Advising clients on best practice and industry experience in relation to contract construction, negotiation and commercial levers.
Reviewing complex IT service / technology contracts (i.e. system integrators / outsourcing / licensing etc.) to identify and evaluate contract, commercial and project risks.
Supporting, leading and coaching clients during IT contract negotiations.
Actively identifying and pursuing new market opportunities in relation technology disruption and change.
Co-ordinating subject matter expertise within PwC to ensure clients benefit from the full-service capability across the firm.
Leading assurance reviews for clients seeking to understand risks and the effectiveness of processes and controls associated with third party relationships.
Advising clients on best practice and industry standards in relation to commercial governance matters such as policies, processes and controls relating to sales/bidding activities, third party management
Managing projects to identify and evaluate risks associated with complex supplier relationships, such as outsourcing or transformational partners (i.e. systems integrators).
Training and coaching team members in relation to audit and risk related issues.
The role is primarily client facing at a senior level in often time-pressured environments; whilst there is frequent scope to innovate, recommendations must be based upon clear commercial logic and a robust understanding of the client’s unique circumstances and issues.
You will operate as part of a close knit team and will benefit from constant interaction from senior team members, therefore the successful candidate will have a high capacity and appetite for ongoing learning and development.
Additional activities may include:
Giving and supporting industry presentations;
Contributing and leading on business development activities;
Contributing to thought-leadership; and,
Co-ordinating training / preparing management information.
We are looking for individuals who have:
Previous experience working with or reviewing technology programmes, commercial contracts or third party relationships;
Previous experience of the sales / procurement process and associated negotiation and contracting strategies; and,
Previous experience or an understanding of business transformation programmes and outsourcing.