Birmingham, West Midlands
£40000.00 - £45350.00 per annum
Corporate Services Procurement Manager
A fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join an international infrastructure project based in Birmingham with a salary up to £45,350. This contract management position has been created due to business growth & recent acquisitions. The procurement manager will sit in the procurement and commercial directorate, with excellent progression opportunities into a senior procurement manager position over the next couple of years.
The Procurement Manager will be working within a small team to deliver the procurement activities of a procurement 'package', with each package between £10m and £1bn, and will be accountable for significant elements of procurement delivery for each package. Candidates will have previous experience within corporate procurement, specifically within a regulated environment, at procurement manager, sourcing manager, or category manager level and be keen to progress in their career.
Role responsibilities of the Corporate Services Procurement Manager include:
- Responsible for delivery elements of the operational procurement for the relevant package(s) and providing support for the delivery of the overall procurement, ensuring that these are aligned with other similar packages.
- Supporting the achievement of governance approval and assurance of all procurement deliverables as defined within the Procurement Handbook. Following approval of the relevant Category Plan, this includes responsibility for developing key components of the necessary Prequalification and ITT documentation to agreed timelines and ensuring that these achieve relevant approvals and assurance to permit release of this documentation.
- Supporting the management, the procurement evaluation processes for the relevant package, including independently managing the day-to-day evaluation undertaken by a wide array of colleagues, and ensuring that these achieve relevant approvals and assurance to allow appropriate short-listing and contract award.
- Ensure procurement activities are undertaken in compliance with EU and UK legislation whilst driving a process that will become a benchmark for future projects around the world.
- Provide support to colleagues within the team and in other areas in the use of eSourcing.
- Ensure procurement reporting and management information is provided accurately and on a timely basis to synch with business reporting rhythm and cycles.
- Maintain systems data, ensuring appropriate storage, distribution, and compliance
- Advise colleagues on the appropriate procurement approach.
- Present to boards and committees, as required, in order to respond to challenge and scrutiny
- Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all work activities, supporting and complying with all organisational initiatives, policies, and procedures on EDI.
Person Specification of the Corporate Contract Manager:
- Analytical and commercial skills.
- Skilled in compiling tender and commercial documents
- Ability to deploy a range of negotiation tactics and strategies to secure optimal outcomes
- Demonstrates stakeholder focus, giving priority to engage with and understand requirements, facilitating others' understanding, to ensure these can be discussed and met as closely as possible.
- Ability to develop meaningful metrics for procurement selection purposes, incentivisation and contract performance measurements
- Ability to act as a mentor to others to help and support effective performance and development
- Ability to tailor communication to appeal to, include and engage with different audiences using pertinent argument and influencing techniques.
- Ability to generate a range of ideas or solutions to address problems or make improvements, taking into account pragmatic solutions
Type of experience:
- Experience in a matrix environment, with high influencing and communication skills - able to persuade on the basis of objective argument founded in fact and analysis
- Experience of utilising different procurement routes, including use of OJEU processes and frameworks
- Experience of procuring large value complex heavy civils / construction or similar works/services in compliance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations with a thorough knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and contracts using the NEC suite of contract forms
- Experience of sponsor / Stakeholder relationship and management experience, together with highly developed communication and influencing skills
Up to £45k
This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within procurement as a procurement manager, category manager, procurement specialist, category specialist, sourcing manager, or sourcing specialist.