Project Procurement Manager

Job Title: Project Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South West England, Wiltshire
REF: 122139
Job Published: over 4 years ago

An opportunity has arisen to join our Globally recognised client based from offices in the South of England as a Project Procurement Manager working within their Rail division. This role will organise, control and monitor all procurement activities in the project and introduces Procurement strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result and guaranteeing the observance to the Company Procurement processes, achieving savings targets, maximising efficiency opportunities and ensure that the company achieve value for money. Spend amounting to over £40 million within a three year period, including the purchase of subcontracts, professional services, goods and services.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Participate in project meetings as project core team member to exert a shaping influence at an early stage and to optimise procurement, internal workflows and processes and corporate procurement policies.
  • Early Involvement and working within Project Procurement standards, compliance and policies.
  • Implement procurement processes and controls into the project and informing all involved in Procurement to deliver optimum impact of cost-optimisation potential (Procurement plan, target-costing) and other Procurement targets
  • Meet requirements relating to deadlines and quality.
  • Apply Procurement regulations as per compliance and organisation standards.
  • Working with the project to deliver Procurement strategies within the project ensuring their implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of master contracts)
  • Identify solution approaches and integrate diverse objectives to achieve the project and the strategic procurement targets
  • Analyse scope of supply and contract agreements within the project scope, carry out risk analyses and introduce negotiation recommendations to prepare for negotiations with suppliers (back-to-back where appropriate) and to initiate appropriate measures.
  • Lead contractual and price negotiations and/or support the Commodity Managers responsible for particular material fields to secure project targets with optimum conditions.
  • Utilise suitable contract templates which meet the requirements of the company, ensuring compliance with signature protocol.
  • Provide supplier information to the projects and conduct project-specific supplier evaluations (project evaluations).
  • Identify particular Procurement risks, opportunities and market forces during the project together with the Commodity Management to avoid potential damage / exploit potential opportunities through tailored risk and claim management (e.g. contractual framework
To be considered for the role:
  • It is essential that candidate has proven strategic Procurement experience and will be qualified to CIPS level or equivalent.
  • Experience in managing a virtual team of internal cross-functional partners.
  • Have excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Be able to collaborate internally and with external customers.
  • Experience of working with Cross functional teams in a Bid & Project Management environment.
  • Ideally intermediate knowledge of: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & SAP experience.
  • Knowledge of purchase to pay systems is desirable but not essential.
Experience in Rail or Underground Mass Transportation would be beneficial