Commercial Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Our client is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager on a permanent basis, you will be responsible for managing the procurement of all goods and services required to support the delivery of their remit, along with co-ordinating procurement resources engaged in response to programme needs. You will be responsible for implementing procurement procedures in keeping with company's procurement policy and you will advise on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments.
About the role:
* Implements procurement procedures in keeping with the procurement policy and ensures adherence by business units
* Advises the business on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments, applicable government policies and procurement routes
* Supports development of appropriate procurement strategies that support value for money objectives
* Develops and maintains a plan of all procurement activity to meet business needs and advise on resource needs and options
* Co-ordinates production of invitation to tender documents, instructions, evaluation plans and reports
* Ensures that business managers have obtained procurement authorities in accordance with the company's delegated authorities
* Acts as the principal conduit for formal communication with external companies during the procurement process
* Ensures a robust audit trail is put in place for all procurement's
* Ensures continuous improvement in the procurement processes and procedures
* Facilitates development of relationship with existing and potential suppliers as well as with central government and other rail industry procurement bodies.
About You:
 Skilled in compiling robust tender and commercial documents
 Excellent knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation
 Awareness of government initiatives and policies and ability to assess relevancy and defend applicability
 Background in procuring services through different routes depending on value including use of OJEU processes and government frameworks
 Experience of procurement in planning stage of UK publicly funded infrastructure projects
 Knowledge of different forms of contract and risk allocation
 Good appreciation of supply market for technical services
 Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or actively working towards)
 Understanding and experience of cultivating strong relationships with existing and potential suppliers
 Knowledge and experience of working with or for publicly funded bodies including central government departments
It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.