The Procurement Manager oversees the procurement strategy for the entire Project. The role ensures that quality goods and services are obtained at competitive prices and in a timely fashion. The role also plays an integral part with the discipline leads and the competitive tendering process and makes certain that the Alliance remains within budgetary limits and operates in the best interest of all Alliance Partners. The Procurement function sits within Commercial and interfaces with the Engineering Management, Design Management, Construction, Resource & Program disciplines.

What you will be doing

Ensure that appropriate alliancing behaviours and ‘best for project’ approaches are always adopted, leading by example in the pursuit of successful delivery of the Programme to the benefit of all Members.
Develop, refine, and execute procurement strategies.
Manage procurements through the procurement life-cycle stages from identifying the need to contract award drawing on internal and external resources as required.
Promote importance of procurement across all disciplines, maintaining best practice through continuous improvement so that procurement processes are effective in delivering the Alliance’s objectives.
Liaises with Discipline Leads and planning to determine the procurement requirements programme wide.
Monitor’s procurement requirements and their availability to ensure the best price for goods and services is achieved without sacrificing quality or delivery times.
Nurtures relationships with suppliers and stakeholders to negotiate the best prices.
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers where required.
Manages the competitive tender process to ensure it is managed fairly and in line with procedures
Assesses total costs of purchases.
Participate in team meetings as directed and provide specialist procurement guidance.
Alliance line management responsibilities.
Participation in the Innovation Team – helping to research new innovations in the Rail industry.
Provide Business cases for new innovations to the leadership Team.
Work Closely with the Environment Team assisting to achieve our environmental targets set by the client.
Ensure Procurement Schedules are produced for each element of the project which map back to the project program.
Providing Target Cost support across all partners.
Conduct bi-annual PDR’s for all direct reports (JMS)
Conduct regular 1-2-1’s with all direct reports from all partners.
Consistent review of Hire versus Buy across the Alliance.
Supply Chain Management on behalf of the Alliance.

Who we are looking for

Experience of railway infrastructure forms of contract and alliancing agreements.
A relevant degree and/or transferrable industry expertise.
Experience of working on collaborative projects with multiple companies desired.
Well-developed and proven organisational, planning and time management skills.
Experience of working on collaborative projects with multiple companies.
Ability to present and communicate complex commercial data in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to self-motivate and deliver results through team-based working.
High level numeracy and IT skills, with proven ability to expertly use a range of relevant software.
Personal resilience and ability to respond positively to pressure.
Personal and professional credibility.

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