2 Assistant Procurement Manager

2022-07-08 12:26:512022-10-15 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Freelance/Contract
Location Snowhill Birmingham & Hybrid Working
Area Midlands, UK Midlands UK Snowhill Birmingham & Hybrid Working
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £350 - 400 a day INSIDE IR35
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS20045
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Working on the new build of a High-Speed railway project in the UK – I am looking for 2 interim Assistant Procurement Managers to work within the Corporate Services/indirect procurement team.  The role will primarily be procuring professional consultancy services such as HR, Legal, Accountancy, Audit but can also include IT professional services.  Initially Contract is 6 months with likely hood of extensions.

The APM is responsible for supporting the Corporate Procurement Manager in the development and delivery of major procurement projects, across the end-to-end lifecycle, as well as developing documentation and uploading to the e-procurement tool. The APM also produces procurement sourcing strategies for specific projects, assisting the development and on-going continuous improvement of the procurement tools and templates required by the Corporate Procurement Team.

The Corporate (indirect) Procurement team is 22 strong and are responsible for procuring all HS2 Ltd contracts above £10k that are not Construction or Train related.  You will be responsible for low risk procurement projects typically between £200k and £1m, typically responsible for framework call off’s (Crown Commercial Services / ESCO) and single vendor awards or assistant Proicuremetn Manager on individual task on a more complex procurement.
Work Situation
The office location is Birmingham Snowhill, they operate a flexible hybrid working model with plans to be working 4/5 days a fortnight from the office - so 2 /3 days a week.  Overall this is a very flexible modern employer who cares about delivery not where you deliver from, however, if you wish to be based front the office more you can.

  • Evidence of managing full End-to-End procurement activities from a framework Call off  – from Identification of business need, Scope development, Procurement strategy, Supplier qualification, Tender process, Award decision, Contract placement and execution. 
  • Must have experience managing procurements in line with Public Secotor Regulations PCR or Utility Contract Regulations (UCR)
  • Ideally have indirect procurement category experience -  Must  have experience in Professional Services procurement for instance consultancy, HR, Audit, legal etc. But will consider someone from direct award such as Construction or other procurement category.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage procurements through the procurement life-cycle stages from identifying the business need to contract award drawing on internal and external resources as required.
  • Advise on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments, applicable government policies and procurement routes; to ensure that all HS2 activities are comply with regulations.
  • Promote importance of procurement across business units and best practice through continuous improvement so that procurement processes are effective in delivering HS2’s objectives.
  • Manage the e-procurement solution for specific categories/projects ensuring all projects are advertised sufficiently, information is correct and meets all UK government transparency requirements and EU procurement legislation.  Lead on continuous development of the tool to ensure HS2 maximises its potential.
  • Develop processes and review policies relevant to major professional services or indirect procurements in order to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives.
  • Participate in team meetings for procurement, provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policy, projects and change initiatives.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Corporate Procurement Manager which evidence successful delivery of projects.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
Required Criteria
You could be an Assistant Procurement Manager / Procurement Assistant you will have experience working for the Public Sector or Utility Company and will have managed an end to end procurement for example for a framework call off – not strategic sourcing experience required.

  • Effective analytical and report writing skills;
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills;
  • Membership of or willing to work towards, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply; and
  • Able to build relationships and rapport with key internal, external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Awareness and understanding of procuring through OJEU, established Government frameworks and under the Utilities directives or Public Sector Regs – don’t need lots of experience here
  • Awareness of various forms of contract and contact drafting; and
  • Knowledge and experience of working with or for publicly funded bodies including central government departments or regulated industry such as Utility or companies working on government frameworks who have to abide with regulated and strict procurement processes.
  • Experience of market engagement activities;
  • Experience of compiling procurement documentations including tender and commercial documents whilst maintaining accuracy and quality;
  • Experience of using e-tendering solutions; and
  • Experience of procuring corporate services and other indirect projects – will consider other categories (Construction)
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