Procurement Manager

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join our Commercial and Procurement directorate!

The successful candidate can be flexibly based in one of our main offices in the UK, however some travel to National Highways Birmingham office will be required. 

As the Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for producing, leading and executing procurement plans for large scale projects, primarily from £50m - £750m in order to ensure that projects are delivered end-to-end in accordance with the agreed strategy, managing procurement risk and securing the necessary internal and external governance.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Production and implementation of the procurement strategy for projects, developing effective supply solutions and market plans to meet organisational needs and enable projects and programmes to maintain a consistent market-facing approach.
  • Lead and facilitate tender evaluation processes, bringing together senior stakeholders and ensuring that consensus is reached on evaluation outcomes.
  • Support the award of contracts, management of contract variations and contract disputes on behalf of National Highways.
  • Take responsibility for engaging and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, acting as the eyes and ears of the business and identifying/reporting potential issues and/or opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation, industry best practice and market conditions, using this knowledge to identify and take forward and deliver innovation and best practice in areas of responsibility through identifying options and opportunities to drive more effective and/or efficient outcomes.
  • Build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support delivery of the National Highways imperatives: Safety, Customer Service and implementation of the Supply Chain Strategy.

To be successful you’ll need

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of procurement regulations and the procurement lifecycle, in order to apply best practice to support strategic sourcing and supply chain strategies. 
  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills and able to deliver projects on time and working under pressure.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills. 
  • Professionally qualified, working towards, or willing to work towards CIPS qualifications or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of procurement processes, including the production of tender documentation, the management of governance and the application of analytical/commercial skills to drive positive outcomes.

A bit about us

National Highways delivers a multi-billion pound annual operations and investment programme that includes some of the largest and/or most complex procurements in the UK.

There’s never been a better time to join our Commercial and Procurement team. 

We’re a growing, vibrant team helping to drive the most ambitious roads investment programme our country has ever seen. You’ll be involved in the design of our modern, progressive contracts and partnerships, negotiating best commercial terms, galvanizing innovation and producing smart cost estimates and plans.  Building in every opportunity to ensure that our customers and road workers get home safe and well every day while travelling or working on our road network.

Want to know more?
For a copy of the Job Description please contact quoting reference #4191


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally 

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