Contract and Commercial Specialist (UK)

Agena Group

About the job

The Agena Group was formed in 2019 as a UK based multi-disciplinary company. We specialise in parking and software solutions.

Our mission is to disrupt industry norms, to innovate, and to provide professional, ethical, customer-focused services.

We provide a wide range of parking management services to help businesses in all sectors. Whether you’re running a 10-space car park or a group of large, complex multi-purpose car parks, our experienced team can help. We go further than a traditional car park management company, working in collaboration with our clients. Our solutions make your life easier, help grow your business, and protect your reputation. Our approach is flexible, based on the needs of our clients.

We’re working hard to raise standards within the parking industry, and to promote regulatory compliance. There are currently four companies in the group, with an ambitious growth plan over the next three to five years.

Agena is run by an experienced and focussed leadership team. We are passionate about the services we provide and making a difference to our clients. We invest heavily in our people to provide them with opportunities for growth and development, with dedicated programmes designed to help our employees fulfil their true potential.

Agena takes pride in the quality of solutions that we provide, the expert knowledge of our staff and the strong partnerships we have with our customers. We support our clients with data insights to help make more informed choices about parking assets and looking for opportunities to drive incremental, sustainable, revenue growth.

We’re here to help you think differently about parking.

Position:

Do you have experience working as a Contract Manager, Commercial Manager or a service orientated Procurement Manager? Are you looking to join an innovative company and demonstrate your experience in a combined role?

We are at a stage where we need a strategic Senior Commercial Manager to play a crucial role in driving business growth and profitability to help develop and execute an impactful external and internal strategy to support the Group through this exciting time.

You will provide commercial insights, drive profitable growth, and support the organisation’s long-term goals. You will act as a key commercial interface across the operator businesses, handling commercial issues across Business-to-Business Relationships (Client and Suppliers) and Business to Consumer arrangements.

In this role you will be:

  • Responsible for a high level of contracting support including negotiation, drafting, editing and approving contract documents, managing deadlines relative to contract expirations and post contract evaluation.
  • Responsible for the financial management of commercial projects.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to support the business deliver its environmental and social governance aspirations.
  • Responsible for adhering to legislative and regulatory guidelines including the IPC and BPA.
  • Providing advice and guidance on legislation relevant to new products and existing service provisions.
  • Develop commercial products for bids to win new business in conjunction with the Bid team
  • Undertake commercial due diligence of new suppliers and potential company acquisitions.
  • Recognising new business opportunities and developing relevant commercial products to support business objectives, including supporting development of commercial models.
  • Identify the risks liability and commitments of contractual arrangements; ensure these are clearly understood and that the business fully appreciates any potential impacts.
  • Establish and manage works processes to identify and capture items beyond the contract’s limit of liability, or any risks associated with the contract.
  • Develop and implement efficient and effective commercial procedures across the organisation.
  • Running procurement activities.
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies across the business.

Risk Management and Governance

  • Create, maintain, and enforce policies, procedures, and governance to manage commercial risk.
  • Lead contractual negotiations in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Support the operations team with contractual commercial requirements and address related implications of non-performance.
  • Review and develop operational processes to improve performance and maximize growth.

Collaborate with relevant departments to develop accurate and consistent bids.

Requirements:

Who you are and what you have:

  • Previous experience working within a similar commercial role.
  • Relevant Procurement Qualifications (MCIPS), Law Degree, Business Degree
  • Experience of running multiple procurement projects
  • Solid financial skills, including financial reporting abilities.
  • Knowledge of different contract types, (Goods, Services, Software Licences, SaaS)
  • Experience in developing and managing commercial processes and procedures.
  • Familiarity with Facilities Management, Software Services and/or parking is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Strong computer literacy, including working knowledge of MS packages.

Other information:

  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 depending on experience
  • Hours: We can be flexible across full time, key time or part time hours.
  • Location: Remote or hybrid from one of our offices

What We Offer

We know there’s more to life than work – that’s why when you join the Agena Group, you’ll get your pick of our amazing company perks through our Perkbox benefits platform.

You’ll also benefit from:

  • Incremental holiday increases to recognise long service
  • 2 volunteering days a year
  • 24/7 access to The Wellness Hub
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Regular team/company socials

In addition to this our Engagement Committee regularly organise inclusive team events from breakfasts for charity, social drinks in your local office location to book clubs, environmental initiatives, and lunch and learns.

The Agena Group are proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format, or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact recruitment(at)agenagroup.com.

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