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Procurement Manager

Transport for the North
Manchester (Hybrid Working)
£48,450- £56,525 per annum
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main), Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Procurement Manager

Closing date: Sunday 11th February 2024 (Midnight)

Location: 2nd Floor, 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Transport for the North overview: 

Transport for the North is England’s first Sub-National Transport Body. We were legally formed in April 2018 to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth. 

As a partnership, we bring together the North’s Twenty local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

We are based in the North of England, with our Head Office in Manchester and also have colleagues working within local transport bodies across the North. We will not replace or replicate the work of existing local transport bodies. Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we will draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life

Role overview: 

As Procurement Manager you will Lead the Procurement function, acting as a trusted advisor, providing recommendations and challenges to senior management to guide decision-making on matters that affect the strategic direction of TfN and Act as recognised expert providing representation externally at events or with stakeholders/partners to build and maintain TfN's reputation.

What we’re looking for:

Educated to degree level of equivalent; the successful candidate will have proven experience of leading a procurement service provision within a similar working environment.

You will have Deep knowledge of area of specialism combined with broad knowledge of the industry and the relevant external environment (legislative, regulatory, best practice standards, etc.) and the ability to maintain a strong connection between the professional service area and the business environment.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

• 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays

• Access to the local government pension scheme

• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme. 

• Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile. 

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion and have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer,  this means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage and are recognised as  Disability Confident employer (stage 2) acting as a Disability Confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks. 

Want to know more, then visit us on, or take a look at our twitter page or find us on LinkedIn.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner at Penna on Andrew Barton on +44 (0) 7922 386 432or

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