Commercial Planning & Delivery Specialist

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
about 2 months ago

Job Title: Commercial Planning & Delivery Specialist

Location London/Bristol

Rate: £467 Day rate

Duration: 3 months

We need to ensure that our processes allow us to become a lean and simple organisation. This role is absolutely fundamental in ensuring we achieve this ambition by both seeking operational efficiencies and by ensuring that commercial governance procedures support, rather than slow down, our ability to deliver for our customers.

The role holder in Commercial Planning & Delivery will be responsible for ensuring that all commercial elements of the area are achieved. Working in partnership with Technology Finance, Business Management and Delivery Portfolios the post holder will ensure that all budgets are appropriately underpinned, forecast and delivered against - driving accountability to hit the forecasts into every member of Service Platforms

Job Description:

Managing financial aspects and accountable for the following

  • Budget: Engaging at Director level to ensure allocated portfolio, relevant CAPEX requirements are appropriately funded via agreed interlocks, and manage change control as necessary throughout the year
  • Forecast: Accountable for ensuring the costs of the Programme are accurately forecasted on a monthly basis against agreed funding; and that the PMs/Delivery leads are responsible for the quality and accuracy of their monthly financial forecasts
  • Cost to Funding alignment: Responsible for ensuring the Programme is cost to funding aligned
  • Billing: Responsible for ensuring the Programme is appropriately and accurately recovering their costs against approved funding (including all resource and relevant 3rd party spend).
  • Reporting: Financial reporting in agreed format across all Programme workstreams, working with PMs / Delivery leads to ensure accuracy of data
  • Risks: To be proactive in identifying, tracking, managing and reporting any financial risks, issues and opportunities
  • Improvements: to take responsibility to identify and deliver step change improvement initiatives benefiting the Programme


  • Storytelling with data: strong skills in building the case for change, drawing on data and analytical techniques where appropriate, and communicating this to business audiences
  • Organised & detail orientated -strong understanding of incoming funding and how you manage the spend/costs throughout the year
  • Negotiation skills - working with stakeholders (inc CFUs), ensuring you are firm in your negotiations
  • Stakeholder management - as the person responsible for ensuring that we meet scorecard KPI's you'll need to work closely with other teams and challenge where necessary
  • Reporting - creation of reports that are useful, accurate and unambiguous
  • Commercial acumen: Knowledgeable in business strategy and the drivers of organisational performance, financial literacy (e.g. business KPIs, business cases)
  • MANDATORY: Strong track record of managing budgets
  • MANDATORY: Ability to demonstrate specific opportunities to transform and simplify a business approach to managing finances
  • MANDATORY: Creating and delivering reports which are well used, timely and appropriate

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