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Procurement Manager

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Non CIPS member
Company Description

Job Description

We're flexible on your location, but there will be occasional travel required across the UK for internal and supplier meetings.

Our goal at CityFibre is to unlock the digital potential of Britain by creating a broadband network that works seamlessly for everyone, every day. Powerful, gigabit-speed connections that enable people across entire communities to enjoy life in full flow. To do this, we make sure that our people's voices are heard, their ideas are welcomed, and everyone is given the opportunity to make a real impact.

We're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women; are endorsed by WORK180; have pledged our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant; and are a Disability Confident Employer. Working together with our Employee Networks, we're committed to changing the industry for everyone.

What you can expect from us

Everyone at CityFibre has an important part to play, and we reflect that in our benefits. With a competitive salary depending on experience, when you join us, you'll also enjoy 25 days' holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, a performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

How you'll change it up

You'll join our dynamic Procurement function, responsible for the sourcing and contract management of a defined range of goods, equipment, and services. The Procurement Manger will lead and drive forward category and sourcing strategies, and establish effective in-life contract management practices directly and through the management of a growing team of procurement specialists.

Day to day you will:
  • Lead your team to produce effective business cases, sourcing strategies, and contract and relationship management plans for the projects or areas of spend you own, with a particular emphasis on ensuring our contracts meet operational needs.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive category strategies, reviewing with the Head of Procurement and other senior stakeholders.
  • Work with Finance leads to produce budgets, review performance, and agree savings targets.
  • Negotiate clear, robust, and favourable contractual and commercial terms, ensuring our suppliers deliver to these.
  • Be an advocate for change, partnering with the business to identify opportunities to improve performance, whilst building the teams reputation as a trusted advisor, and its capacity to deliver competitive advantage.
  • Line manage, coach, and support a team of procurement specialists.

What you'll bring to the role

You'll already have some strong experience in a procurement, commercial or contract management role, with particular experience managing or procuring service-based contracts and leading strong-performing teams. You'll also bring the following:
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills
  • End-to-end experience in contract management and sourcing processes
  • Experience in supplier selection, auditing, and supplier assessments
  • Strong leader ship capabilities within a team environment and through management of category management
  • MCIPS or equivalent

We're looking for people who don't settle for 'good enough' and push things forward. If you've just found yourself thinking, 'I'd love to do this', we want to hear from you. Let's change it up.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our people have a wide range of experiences and perspectives - and it's this diversity of thought that makes us who we are.

CityFibre is working hard to change up the telecoms industry. This means we're committed to providing equal opportunities to people from all backgrounds and commitments, including your carer and family status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, gender and gender identity. We're also offering training programmes and placement opportunities to support the skilled, career changers, service-leavers, and returning workers to become part of our teams.


Additional Information

If there's any additional support or adjustment you require in the application process to help you achieve your best, please get in touch by emailing We're here to support you in changing up your career.

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