Position – Procurement Specialist
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £50.00 per hour Umbrella Company or PAYE equivalent
Location – Devonport, Plymouth, UK
Hours – Typically 37.5 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC / BPSS Security Clearance Required to be in place
Start Date – ASAP ?
Duration – 12 Months +
Overall Department Direction;
The Infrastructure & Services Procurement team is about to embark on a transformation programme with the inception of a new framework contract targeting ~£130M of spend over the next 5 years, focussing on predominantly construction and infrastructure projects. To support this programme the team is looking to expand its capability with the addition of a Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist.
Main Purpose of Role;
Working with a variety of departments within the business the Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist will be responsible for managing key areas of spend within a wider construction framework, alongside managing a series of high value, complex individual contracts.
The role will involve bringing new ideas into the business from the supply chain and challenging internal stakeholders, customs and practices to enable a transformative approach to delivery of procurement activities and project delivery.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences;
Proven ability to negotiate with and manage subcontractors, including excellent supplier relationship management
A highly experienced procurement/commercial practitioner
A great influencer, demonstrable experience of leading change initiatives
Demonstrable experience in effectively leading high value, complex sub-contracts
Experienced in the application of best practice procurement principles/techniques
Strong commercial acumen
Clear understanding of terms & conditions and comfortable with negotiating changes to them
Experience in construction/infrastructure (including the use of NEC contracts) an advantage
Strong analytical skills and capable of working under pressure
Qualified to degree level or equivalent
MCIPS or equivalent qualification
NEC contract knowledge preferable