Capital Procurement Manager - Leading Utilities Firm

GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum +
02 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Will Kenny
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Capital Procurement Sourcing Manager

Salary: 45-55k

Location: Reading (Flexible Working)


Are you an experienced procurement sourcing manager with a hunger to join a rapidly growing organisation and implement change? A household name in the utilities space and the biggest of its kind in the UK, are looking for a Sourcing Manager to join their wider procurement function and help implement innovative cost saving solutions within their multi-site, flagship capital projects.

Based out of Reading, you will exhibit excellent commercial awareness, ensuring unparalleled value to customers is at the heart of everything you do. This will be delivered principally through your profound knowledge of construction delivery models, as well as contract forms (NEC, FIDIC, IChemE), complex risk management and procurement regulations (OJEU).

You will be a harmonising force through your engagement with key stakeholders and clients, working within a cross functional team to deliver procurement objectives and meet key deadlines. This is an enviable opportunity for an ambitious, decisive procurement professional to broaden their exposure to the utilities space and take responsibility over capital projects valued in the hundreds of millions.

As a Capital Procurement Sourcing Manager you will:-

  • Have experience in a commercial construction/procurement management role.
  • Oversee and set the strategy for flagship capital projects.
  • Have a knowledge of procurement sourcing as it pertains to construction in this space (capital equipment; cranes, drills etc).
  • Be cost management focused and be eager to maximise value.
  • Have a sound understanding of contracts and risks associated (FIDIC, NEC, IChemE).
  • Understand the importance and implications of OJEU regulations on procurement functions.
  • Engage successfully with both clients and key internal/external stakeholders.
  • Understand the importance of embedding sustainable processes throughout the procurement function and be a passionate advocate of the environmental agenda.


  • Have a proven track record of successfully leading strategic sourcing, at a multi-site level.
  • Have a relevant Bachelor's Degree (Business, Engineering etc).
  • Comfortable negotiating contracts.
  • Additional qualifications in purchasing such as CIPS is highly desirable.
  • Valid EU work permit.

This major utilities organisation offers enviable opportunities for career progression. If you have relevant experience as a procurement sourcing manager and are excited by this new opportunity, then please apply now by sending your CV via the apply button above, or email your CV to

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