Procurement Manager

Location
This position is office-based (Victoria) - maximum 3 days a week in the office
Salary
c. £55k pa + excellent benefits package
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
24 Jan 2022
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme is set to be the UK’s biggest and most complex ever renovation programme. Join the programme’s Delivery Authority as a Procurement Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role while delivering value, both for the programme, and the taxpayer.

As well as procuring a variety of contracts in a timely and legally compliant manner, you’ll be responsible for delivering those contracts, from scope identification to early market engagement, to procurement, to contract execution. Helping the Senior Procurement Manager to procure a number of complex and high value requirements will be important too, as will ensuring all activities are in line with best practices and procurement legislation. And, when it comes to the day-to-day management of technical services, processes and deliverables, including contributing to the development and implementation of the Authority’s Procurement Policy and Procurement Code, again, we’ll count on you.

Along the way, you’ll get to work with a range of stakeholders and undertake complex decision making to meet their needs, including liaising with external suppliers to negotiate contracts based on service, delivery and price. Developing effective relationships with programme delivery and support functions at all levels and championing the role of procurement within the Delivery Authority will be important too, as will contributing to monthly reporting on your activities and those of the wider team. Put simply, you won’t be short of challenge and variety.

About you
A fully or partially qualified member of MCIPS or MRICS (or with an equivalent degree), you already have a track record as a fully established procurement manager in a large scale programme or multi-billion pound complex organisation. Indeed, your substantial experience of procurement activities and service delivery includes framework mini-competitions, sub threshold procurement activities and OJEU competitions. What’s more, you have proven technical knowledge of major programme procurement activities and approaches, including an understanding of procurement and contractual risk and mitigation, as well as legal constraints such as the UK Public Contracts Regulations.

Supply chain knowledge and experience of services/works contracts for the delivery of major refurbishment and heritage projects is also required, as is the ability to grasp the environment and dynamics in which the Authority and Parliament operates. Someone who works well under pressure, you have strong stakeholder engagement and management skills, are great at prioritising multiple activities to meet deadlines and can bring a constructive ‘can do’ attitude. You’re also adept at developing and implementing new ideas and comfortable working with minimal supervision and using your initiative to proactively follow-up actions.

We are committed to promoting diversity and to equal opportunities in employment. We are building diverse teams and seek to attract and retain talented individuals from a range of backgrounds and cultures to join us on this hugely challenging and important project.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer 30 days annual leave, a generous pension, discretionary bonus scheme, life assurance and payment of professional membership.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter stating your current salary and benefits, your suitability for the role and if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this role.

We look forward to receiving your application by 12 noon Monday 24th January 2022.

Successful candidates will be required to complete security vetting to a minimum Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level obtained through the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD). Candidates are required to pass these checks before a start date can be confirmed. Depending on the role applied for, applicants should also be aware that if they have resided outside of the UK for a total of more than two of the last five years, they may not be eligible for vetting.

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