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Procurement Managers

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow, Hounslow
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

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Working in Procurement at Heathrow offers a unique environment - from baggage systems and terminal buildings to runways and underground train systems, it’s a city that never sleeps. As well as helping to keep our 24/7 operation running smoothly, your work will support our £multi-million capital investment programmes to deliver transformative improvements. 

We have multiple Procurement roles available at Heathrow. Within this department you will manage procurement of infrastructure, helping Heathrow get value for money through obtaining contracts for goods, services and works. Our team works with 1,500 active suppliers from across 19 countries, 40% of which are SMEs.  

You’ll also be playing your part in delivering on our sustainability and decarbonisation objectives, as we work towards net zero in the air and on the ground.

You must have experience of working in NEC-based Procurement contract environments, using a range of reimbursement models is essential. Any applicant without this experience will not be considered on this occasion.

You will have a strong background in in end-to-end delivery sourcing, procurement, implementation, and contract management (pre and post), whilst demonstrating strong collaboration with stakeholders. It is essential that you have pre and post contract management experience in a commercial environment.

Your role will involve:

  • Leading and influencing the programme’s strategic sourcing activities for large value, complex spend areas, to ensure they align with the broader business objectives and market strategies. 
  • Ensuring innovative delivery sourcing, procurement, implementation, and contract management but with a commercially sensible approach and an aim to add value. 
  • Constructively challenging business plans and strategy documents to ensure the robustness of the approach maximises commercial opportunity and mitigates risk. 
  • Collaborating with stakeholders on managing contracts and supplier relationships to maximise commercial and contractual benefits and meet business affordability targets.
  • Supporting and maintaining all necessary agreed processes for supplier management, claims management, benefits and savings and continuous improvement targets whilst meeting all contract, regulatory, risk-reward and exit strategy requirements. 
  • Improving passenger service with consideration of accessibility, ease of experience and sustainable offerings.

These skills are essential:

  • You must hold or be working towards a professional qualification (MRICS, CIPS, APM, CEng or a willingness to commit to pursuing).
  • Demonstrate commercial and contract management experience (pre and post contract is essential).
  • Experience of working in NEC-based Procurement contract environments, using a range of reimbursement models is essential.
  • Evidence project delivery to meet business affordability targets.
  • Ability to demonstrate relationship building with internal and external stakeholders/suppliers. 

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience managing teams and motivating staff to deliver to a high level. 
  • Experience in an airport environment.

About us

There’s something so special about working at the world’s most iconic airport. Its sights. Its sounds. Its constant air of excitement. Heathrow is an amazing backdrop to a career filled with unique opportunities.

Together, we’re working to welcome millions more passengers, while ensuring aviation can continue to be a force for good by leading global efforts in sustainability.

Join us on that journey and we'll help you achieve your ambitions too. Supporting you to learn, encouraging you to be yourself, backing you to achieve more than you might ever have imagined. Because there’s no place like Heathrow. 


Over 72 million passengers from all over the globe pass through Heathrow. It’s a major international airport which plays an important role supporting the UK economy. It’s a city within a city where thousands of people work together to make every journey better. Heathrow really is a world of opportunity. But none of it would be possible without our procurement team. It’s their expertise that enables us to deliver our services every day and build for the future.

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