Head of Commercial Contracting

  • IPP
  • Building 2020, Coventry
  • 40
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This is a senior role, operating as head of department within the commercial contracting function of IPP UK &I. The primary focus of this role is to take full responsibility for the commercial contracting function and work closely with customers/suppliers, relevant authorities, industry bodies/representatives, and/or other function heads of departments within and beyond the UK&I business, to ensure we are driving the business forward in line with customer requirements and strategic/tactical priorities. This position plays a critical role in adopting and encouraging a growth mindset within the business, supporting group wide transformation projects (Project Sunrise) and the wider European alignment teams, whilst striving to achieve the company ambitions. In addition, this role is responsible for the assessment, design, implementation and review of all new ideas from concept to reality. The role will require an energetic and enthusiastic person to motivate and drive the commercial strategy and bring it to life. This function of the business will support new business development and customer retention. Focusing on contracting, pricing, steam-lined onboarding processes, and all other commercial contracting aspects. This role is responsible for developing IPP’s presence in the relevant and/or targeted sectors within the industry, assess and implement appropriate commercial opportunities for the business within the FMCG market. This position is responsible for the full commercial contracting function, working within a team of head of departments to drive the business forward whilst delivering a full, end to end contracting framework.

You will be self-motivated, and work with a growth mindset, coupled with a positive attitude to deliver results in an efficient process. You will be a leader with strong motivational skills, and the drive to grow the business in a variety of ways. You will be a creative thinker, with very high attention to detail.


You will have 7 years’ experience in managing teams to achieve excellent results.  You will possess the ability to translate company growth ambitions into reality, bringing your team with you on the journey, in various business environments, including corporate profiles.


You act as a pivotal role within a wider team and business in order to deliver outstanding results utilising and motivating others to demonstrate a positive mindset. You have demonstrable experience of identifying opportunities and risks throughout the commercial contracting process.


You are results driven, and will demonstrate tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment, whilst acting with integrity and honesty. You have very strong commercial awareness to understand the financial and overall business impact of decisions.


With experience of tender management, you will be confident in your decision making within a commercial framework that will enhance the performance of IPP UK&I.


You are inquisitive and will take the initiative to learn about each area and workstream within the business to provide informed, insightful and relevant information. You are adept at managing ambiguity while maintaining the confidence of those around you.


You have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning. You are resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, with the ability to deliver results in a complex and fast paced environment, whilst responding constructively to challenge or new ideas.


You possess the qualities, ambition and drive to transform IPP from a customer centric business to the next level of performance.


You will have a desire to be a part of our success, and to contribute to the future of the business.  You will be creative and motivated, you will connect with our values – CARE, DARE, DELIVER – and, you will embrace the purpose of IPP – CARRYING IMPACT.  You will see the value in challenging the status quo in a respectful and collaborative way.

Head of Commercial Contracting

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