Procurement Manager - Indirect / Professional Services

2022-04-26 10:47:232022-08-03 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 £500 - 550 a day inside IR35
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS20024
Job Views 30

12 month contract for a Procurement Manager - Corporate Services

Working on the new build of a High-Speed railway project in the UK – I am looking for 2 interim 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.

Working within the Corporate (Indirect) Procurement Team within this landmark infrastructure project delivering major corporate procurement projects end-to-end, developing procurement documentation in line with internal and external governance. 

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 procurement projects typically between £1m and £10m, typically managing your own portfolio of circa 5 -6 project at any one time utilising a range of routes to market - open, call off's. negotiated etc.  You must have experience and confidence to decide on the best route to market.

You will be managing multiple professional services procurements valued from £1m - £10m, these tycially will be complex with multipel stakeholders.  You will be responsible for these procureemtns through the entire end to end process - likely to manage 4 - 5 at anyone time.


Work Situation
The office location is Birmingham Snowhill, they operate a flexible hybrid working model with plans to be working 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 and be entirely responsible for multiple full End-to-End procurement activities – from Identification of business need, Scope development, Procurement strategy, Supplier qualification, Tender process, Award decision, Contract placement and execution. 
  • Must have recent OJEU procurement experience and worked in line with Utility Contract Regulations (UCR) or Public Contract Regulations (PCR).
  • Evidence of indirect procurement category experience -  Must  have experience in Professional Services procurement for instance consultancy, HR, Audit, legal etc.

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.
  • Promote importance of procurement across business units and best practice through continuous improvement so that procurement processes are effective in delivering company objectives;
  • Manage the e-procurement solution for specific projects ensuring all projects are advertised sufficiently, information is correct and meets all UK government transparency requirements and EU procurement legislation;
  • Participate in team meetings for procurement, provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policy, projects and change initiatives; and
  • Provide monthly reports to the Procurement Operations Director which evidence successful delivery of projects.

Required Criteria

  • 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.



  • Knowledge of procuring through OJEU, established Government frameworks and under the Utilities directives;
  • 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
  • Demonstrate Commercial Acumen – develop pricing schedules, performance management / mechanisms


  • 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 – must have experience procurement professional services such as Legal, HR, Accountancy etc – typically delivered by management consultancy companies
  • Appropriate Stakeholder engagement – both with direct stakeholders and across departments.
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