Procurement Delivery Lead

Highways England
30 Aug 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The roleOur Procurement Department is expanding rapidly to meet the growing demands of sourcing over £11BN of contracts for maintenance, design, construction, IT, fleet management and varied corporate services including HR and facilities management.We are now seeking a Procurement Manager to join us as Procurement Lead at this exciting time. As a part of a wider business project team, you will lead the design and delivery of strategic procurement strategies and provide procurement leadership to the wider highway business.As a procurement professional, with experience of designing and implementing sourcing strategies, you will have in-depth knowledge of the end to end procurement life cycle and a keen understanding of the need for good governance and risk management. You will be able to analysis and understand market sectors (IT, professional services etc). With ability to align business objectives to market capability/capacity, to develop the most effective procurement vehicle and fit for purpose supplier. You will understand the various routes to market, and help the business select the right form of contract.Day to dayThe roles will lead our HR procurement category to support the business recruit, develop and retain a motivated workforce. As a key part of the HR leadership team you will be expected to analyse industry and business data to identity risks and opportunities, support the drafting of new contracts, advertise opportunities to marketplace and evaluate supplier submissions to ensure Highway England secures the best available market solution.A natural multi-tasker and problem solver, you will enjoy tackling the diverse range of spend categories, with a willingness to learn new skills, knowledge and tools. You will look to thrive in a team work environment, be self-sufficient, and able to work to deadlines and goalsYou will have a commitment to customer service and good communication. You will have a keen eye for detail and commitment to integrity and problem ownership. You will have a drive for continuous improvement and working in collaboration with stakeholders to improve business outcomes and efficiency.The role is based in Birmingham, with flexible working, training and a wide range of benefits available for the right candidate.About you

  • Experienced procurement professional; a member of or actively pursuing membership of the Chartered Institution of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of the procurement lifecycle, including market analysis, packaging strategy, supplier selection, contract award and ongoing supplier performance
  • Knowledge and experience of drafting and applying commercial contracts to deliver company objectives.
  • An experienced project manager, with evidence of delivering projects to time, budget and quality
  • Ability to engage and influence partners to develop joint solutions & deliver high level of customer service

Previous knowledge of public sector procurement legalisation and/or the highway sector is desirable but not essential.ApplyingWe look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer, please include a CV with your application.You`re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We`re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.Help keep England moving.Apply at .uk/

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