Indirect Procurement Manager - Reading - £50-60K

GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + + flexi working
01 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
Molly Nelson
Specialist Area
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Indirect Procurement Manager - Leading Utilities Firm - Reading - £50-60K

This renowned UK firm, who's services reach 15 million individuals every day, are looking to grow their world-class and well-established procurement function.

Due to enormous expansion and transformation, they currently require an experienced procurement professional to cover their indirect spend category of professional services. This category covers £multi-million projects including engineering & business consultancy, audit, legal and insurance. It would be your role to set direction across these projects in sourcing, category planning and post-contract management, developing strong relationships with key stakeholders along the way.

This is a permanent position offering a salary ranging between £50-60K. Flexible working is offered, meaning that when Covid restrictions allow, you will be based in the HQ in Reading 2-3 days a week, with the rest being home-based.

The Professional Services Procurement Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the £100Million spend professional services category
  • Leading strategy development across the sub-categories, including consultancy, audit, legal and insurance
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts whilst developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Demonstrating that sustainability, innovation and risk management, collaboration, health and safety & well-being are effectively considered and managed through each initiative

Required Background for the Professional Services Procurement Manager:

  • Demonstratable experience in the public and private sector, where you have successfully implemented change through developing and applying strategies, and are experienced with OJEU frameworks
  • A good understanding of indirect procurement, with experience in buying indirect services
  • A strong ability to develop and manage stakeholder engagement plans for a complex environment across multiple individuals, teams and business units
  • You will demonstrate commercial excellence in market engagement, defining specifications, managing complex risks and with a strong understanding of construction delivery models.

If you are interested in applying to this exciting position, please send your CV to Molly at

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