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Procurement Consultant

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Why Arup?

Arup works with clients in a broad range of industries, providing talented teams who support projects throughout the whole building lifecycle – developing the initial business case, procurement, undertaking design management, and then construction management.

“In my 18 months with Arup I have worked on a huge variety of projects across the UK and been able to progress quickly in my learning and understanding of the procurement discipline. My team have always been incredibly supportive in my goals and trusted me to undertake a level of responsibility that allows me to prove my capabilities. The company culture is unrivalled, with the work unbound policy allowing for a healthy work-life balance, and the employee-owned business model giving confidence that any decisions taken are always in your best interest.”

  • Thomas Jones, Graduate Procurement Consultant

The Opportunity

Due to the continued business growth and development of our Advisory Services business, we are seeking to recruit an ambitious and experienced Procurement Consultant to join our team in the North-West & Yorkshire region.

You will be working with other senior members of the Procurement Advisory team and colleagues across Arup to deliver a variety of procurement activities with an emphasis on strategic procurement advisory, procurement and tender management and the growth of our Procurement Advisory Services.

You will be encouraged to demonstrate and develop your procurement expertise, working on complex and exciting projects to support our clients in identifying and implementing innovative procurement solutions to drive value through their procurement activity.

Is this role right for you?

We are keen to speak to individuals that have:

  • UK based experience within the procurement and supply chain management discipline across the Built Environment, public sector or other regulated procurement environments
  • Experience in delivering value through exemplary procurement and supply chain management practices.
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for a variety of construction, infrastructure and professional services projects.
  • The ability and knowledge of planning and managing a tendering process from inception to Contract Award on significant projects.
  • Confident communication skills and are comfortable  working within a client facing environment.
  • A degree and/or Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) or working towards MCIPS;

Interested in applying? Submit your cv and we will be in touch! 

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Rewards and Benefits

 We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

 As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm’s financial performance).

 We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work

Our Application Process

To understand what to expect next, please visit our UK Application Process page.

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Arup’s shared values, like our firm’s name, are derived from the beliefs and convictions of our founder, the engineer and philosopher Sir Ove Arup. He believed that work was only valuable when it had something higher to strive for. We continue to embody that idea – that our work is truly profitable when it shapes a better world.  

As a global sustainable development consultancy, our work is focused on producing safe, inclusive and resilient communities, infrastructure and cities. We recognise that sustainable development encompasses many different factors. So, our work also prioritises environmental regeneration, biodiversity, conservation of resources, stable economic growth and social value. 

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