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Procurement Manager

Reading, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Non CIPS member
At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

As a Procurement Manager for Jacobs supporting our Non-Nuclear Engineering Partnership (NNEP) framework with AWE, you will develop and enact the procurement strategy, ensuring that best value contracts are introduced and appropriately managed with high performing Supply Chain partners.

Leverage your passion and experience as you effectively and professionally conduct and coordinate procurement transactions associated with purchasing materials/equipment and/or subcontracting of services as required.

The candidate will be required to develop a close working relationship with the project and framework teams and Clients' representatives and should be able to demonstrate suitable technical qualities for the role. The role will provide the opportunity for the engagement on multiple projects from tender preparation and negotiation right through to delivery and completion.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for the end-to-end procurement process from development of the procurement strategy planning, setting of procurement requirements, issuing of tenders through to evaluation, selection & contract award and coordination of internal sign off and approval pre-award.
  • Development of the project or programme procurement strategy.
  • Development of optimum relationships with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of contracts for the delivery of materiel and services.
  • Provision of expert procurement advice and guidance to the business that will be central to developing and maintaining an effective Make vs Buy challenge.
  • Introduction of advantageous commercial arrangement and / or innovative contracting models that seek a partnership and collaborative approach with key supply chain partners.
  • Ensures an environment for continual improvement to ensure that the Supply Chain team provides a proactive, effective and efficient service to the business; identifying and challenging performance issues and non-compliance and driving out improvement actions / plans to address.
  • Undertake commercial activities related to make/buy decisions including preparation of the contract scope specification (noting that functional areas remain accountable for technical aspects of these decisions).
  • Efficient & effective day to day management of supply chain.

  • Degree in a business, construction, supply chain, or operations management field, or equivalent project experience in lieu of degree.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, for example MCIPS or MRICS.
  • Comprehensive understanding of UK Gov Public Procurement Policy.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and practices related to procurement and supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions, preferably NEC and experience of working with bespoke forms of contract.
  • Strong and successful track record in leading and execution of projects within defence, energy or construction environment.
  • Security Cleared or the ability to obtain the required level of clearance.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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