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Procurement Manager

PRS for Music
London (Greater)
Competitive salary and additional benefits
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Music wouldn't exist without the work of songwriters, composers and publishers. We're here to represent them and make sure that they are paid for their work. After more than a century in the industry, we continue to innovate as a world-leading organisation.  

The Role

We are looking for a Procurement Manager to join our Contract and Supplier Management team at PRS for Music. The Procurement Manager will own and define all the elements of the procurement process with responsibility for the function end-to-end. This includes ensuring due diligence is conducted and costs are controlled to support the achievement of the business strategic objectives. The Procurement Manager will collaborate with stakeholders at all levels across the business for the sourcing of good, services, and strategic vendor partners. 

In this exciting industry, the Contract and Supplier Management Team (CSM) play a vital role with PRS in terms of the evaluating, and the on boarding of our valued business partners. Post award we support the business by ensuring contractually our suppliers, and joint ventures deliver to their obligations, and we work in partnership with them to address any shortfalls. The team manage both internal and external stakeholders, so relationship management is key, along with the ability to be creative in solution management. The team touch every department within PRS, so they learn fast how our end-to-end business operates. 

Our industry backgrounds are very diverse, however we come together by our love of music and the drive to deliver for our members and customers. The other area that pulls the team together is our USP, as everyone is either qualified in World Commerce and Contracting (WCC) or the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Therefore, we always look for talented people who want a challenging and varied role, and who have, or want to develop themselves to obtain these qualifications and want to work in a supportive team, within this fast past industry.


As our Procurement Manager, some of your day to day duties will include…

  • Management of one line report including supporting their ongoing development and professional training
  • Reviewing and redefining where necessary the current procurement process in line with best practice.
  • Lead with all the procurement activities and support all levels of stakeholders to ensure all contracts are onboarded on time and within the agreed budgets, this also includes contract renewals.
  • Assist in contract negotiations and help define and develop key performance indicators or recommend measure around service credits when required to drive performance.
  • Procurement lead on major projects and give direction on the process, and timelines required to achieve the positive outcomes needed in terms of any procurement to support the business project.
  • Investigate and provide business cases in terms of any automation that could improve the procurement and contract execution process in terms of systems, costs, speed, efficiency, process or added value.
  • Analyse department spend and suppliers in terms of the current contract landscape and look for opportunities for cost savings and produce department reports of any findings.

For a full list of duties, please email the recruitment team and request a copy of the job description.

About you

At PRS for Music, we want you to bring the best version of yourself to work. We believe that celebrating individuality promotes a culture of acceptance and openness. Along with being whoever you want to be, in an ideal world you will also have: 

  • Solid experience as a Procurement Manager
  • Experienced people manager
  • Qualified CIPS member, or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven advanced skills in managing stakeholders to a senior level by varying communication methods.
  • Ability to set direction concisely, plus confident to challenge the status quo when required. 
  • Excellent influencing skills which are driven by logic and analytical evaluation but delivered to stakeholders in a positive way to generate buy in at all levels.
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to articulate the rational
  • Commercial mindset, awareness and budget control
  • Experience of leading from the front, but also being a strong team player
  • Proven evidence of change management
  • Project Management experience (Prince 2 is an advantage, or equivalent)

What’s in it for you?

Here are just a few things that set PRS for Music apart from the crowd:

  • We trust, value, and support our people to make the difference

  • We believe that diversity of thought and experience provides the platform for innovation and creativity

  • We are consciously inclusive and have eight Affinity Groups which you can join and make an impact 

  • We invest in the development of our people to drive our ambitions forward

  • We offer a range of family friendly leave including enhanced maternity and paternity, grandparent, fertility, reproductive and menopause support. 
  • We know time to rest and recharge is important which is why we offer 25 days holiday entitlement with the option to top up twice annually up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Employees can work from anywhere in the world for up to two months of the year
  • Plus a whole range of other benefits, including retail discounts, gym discounts, season ticket or bicycle loan.

The Process

Our interview process for this role is simple:

  • First stage interview will take place virtually on MS Teams.

  • Second stage interview will take place in person at our London Bridge Hub.

We use competency-based questions within our interviews. This allows you to provide examples of situations where you have had to demonstrate the required skills relevant to the role you are applying for. To assist your preparation for interview, research the STAR method to aid bringing your examples to life.


We offer a hybrid working model, allowing employees to work from home up to three days a week.

To ensure the health and safety of all our employees, if you wish to work from home for more than 2.5 days per week, we will conduct a quick and easy remote-working assessment. 

If you sound like you could be the right person for the job, apply now. 

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