Commercial (Procurement) Compliance & Assurance Senior Manager
Location - Glasgow
Salary - £Competitive
The Student Loans Company is a non-profit making government-owned organisation who provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. Since 1989, we have enabled our customers to invest in their futures by delivering secure, accurate and efficient assessment, payment and repayment services.
We are now embarking on a transformation journey of our Commercial function, and we are seeking a Commercial Compliance & Assurance Senior Manager to join us at this exciting time as we design and implement a future-facing operating model.
As Commercial Compliance & Assurance Senior Manager, you will provide independent assurance on commercial compliance across all Commercial activity within SLC. You will lead the provision of a highly effective and professional compliance, assurance and supply chain risk management service to ensure that SLC meets its statutory and regulatory requirements and complies with the commercial requirements set out in the Department for Education (DfE) Framework Document. This service will align with good commercial assurance practice, and with SLC's Commercial Strategy, policy, and procedures.
This varied role will also see you managing supply chain risk profiling, building intelligence on SLC suppliers and taking the lead on the engagement, development, and delivery of key commercial-related audit plans, both internally and externally. You will be responsible for the effective operation of the Commercial Compliance Framework, driving continuous improvement across SLC commercial practices. Understanding the importance of the development of highly effective working relationships, you will liaise with colleagues across the SLC as well as external stakeholders such as the DfE, Crown Commercial Services, Cabinet Office, HMT, and devolved administrations.
A background in Commercial Risk, Audit or assurance is essential, and we are ideally seeking someone who possesses Commercial Practitioner experience and an MCIPS accreditation or equivalent qualification or related experience. You will have excellent knowledge of leading procurement practice compliance and assurance principles, processes and practices; a proven record of improving commercial compliance; and proven experience of designing and implementing assurance and compliance processes. You will also possess excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills and the ability to communicate with clarity.
If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of a dynamic team working to unlock opportunity for future generations, then we would love to hear from you.
Please send a tailored CV and covering letter, highlighting your skills and experience pertinent to the role
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