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Procurement Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager, accountable for:

  • Procurement in accordance with SCS Way Policies, Procedures and standards
  • Working in accordance with the Project Procurement Plan (strategy)

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Manage relationships with all stakeholders involved in the procurement process ensuring stakeholders are dealt with in a professional, open and collaborative way
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders including design, delivery, commercial, HSW, quality, environment and planning functions to ensure the projects requirements are reflected in the procurement process for every procurement
  • Represents procurement department at project meetings, presenting information as required
  • Control and manage every procurement in a timely way to ensure continuity of the works and programme
  • Works to and updates progress in the procurement schedule and inputs into the reporting of procurement activity as required by project controls requirements
  • Develop and issue all enquiries ensuring they include robust tender documentation and clarity of projects requirements that seek to obtain value for money at all times
  • Ensure that accurate and logical tender evaluations are produced to demonstrate value for money
  • Conducts supplier meetings and negotiations for all packages to ensure value for money for the project is the objective
  • Produce recommendations for internal and Employer approval, prior to placing orders
  • Prepare and issue all subcontracts 
  • Managing procurement staff allocated to them
  • Contribute to developing individuals within the procurement team providing tailored training as appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate training and professional development for yourself
  • Work with the supply chain manager to facilitate supply chain performance reviews and improve levels of performance of the supply chain
  • Work efficiently and professionally during periods of pressure
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience as Procurement Manager on a major project, including managing direct staff
  • Experience of working on infrastructure projects
  • Subcontract procurement competent
  • Working knowledge and application of NEC contract
  • Demonstrable negotiating skills and securing best value outcomes
  • Working knowledge with Electronic Procurement Systems
  • Excellent communicator and influencer with ability to build effective relationships
  • Experience of working on major civil engineering or rail projects
  • Experience of working with Network Rail
  • Desirable to be working towards CIPS

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

SCS Railways

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