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Procurement Manager - Construction, £55-70k

Procurement Manager - Construction, £55-70k

  • Location

    Luton, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + + package

  • Contact:

    Geoff Hunt

  • Contact email:

    geoff.hunt@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J14647_1619514790

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-27

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Procurement Manager, Construction, £55-70,000 + benefits package

Excellent Greenfield opportunity to join one of the leading property development companies in the UK. The company has just appointed a new CPO to lead their procurement transformation and they're looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager to partner with the business to effect this change. If you're a self-starter, able to work autonomously and ideally have greenfield experience, this could be the perfect opportunity. From a personal standpoint, the company offers a desirable work culture that is friendly, inventive and respectful.

This role reports to the Senior Procurement Manager for Strategic Sourcing.

**Role largely work from home with some travel to sites and offices - expenses covered.**

Main Responsibilities

  • Driving best practice Procurement through the extended supply chain, working with in-house technical teams, surveyors, third party consultants and sub-contractors
  • Provides specialist Procurement advice, guidance and leadership to the organisation, representing the Function at management / supplier / customer meetings
  • Implements, publishes, manages and maintains a Preferred Supplier List (supplier framework) with detailed capabilities and with a clear understanding capacity/geographic coverage for construction and major works sub-categories
  • Deploy a robust tendering process to evaluate project bids from suppliers / consultants / sub-contractors on the framework agreement against the defined scope of works
  • Working with surveyors, analyse responses and lead the supplier negotiations
  • Use of appropriate contracting mechanisms (T&Cs) to manage projects to time, cost and to minimise risk
  • Drives contract management and risk mitigation to reduce reputational or financial exposure
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with senior management and externally within the supply chain
  • Supports the strategic / operational performance of our Supplier Management and Category Management programmes in order to fulfil agreed business objectives

Skills and Experience

  • Significant commercial experience as a Procurement Manager
  • Experience of working within a regulated environment e.g. ARMA and RICS rules
  • A skilled negotiator who can demonstrate a successful track record within the construction industry
  • A clear focus on cost savings, service excellence and risk management / H&S
  • Demonstrable track record of developing and maintaining strong senior stakeholder and supplier relationships
  • Encourages others to consider innovative alternatives and contributes to business strategy.
  • Strong business acumen, with strong knowledge of construction business models and contracting approaches or techniques necessary to achieve best in class deals. Skilled with T&Cs and contract negotiation within a construction environment
  • A strong communicator who can influence stakeholders
  • Fosters an ethos of continuous improvement across the Supply Chain Function through acting as a role model around quality and process standards in procurement activity.
  • Analysis, Problem Solving and Creativity

Required

  • Must have property construction procurement experience
  • Be delivery focused
  • Niche market construction and property procurement expertise including sub contracting
  • Ideally CIPS/MCIPS

If of interest, please apply to this role & ideally email your CV to geoff.hunt@1st-executive.com with a few short bullet points that outline your relevant experience for this role.