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Procurement Manager – Rail
Contract Role
£450 - £500 per day Outside IR35

We are currently supporting a client in recruiting for a Procurement Manager on an interim basis.  The successful applicant will have experience running cradle to grave procurements within a regulated industry (UCR/PCR).

The successful individual will deliver a number of key procurement projects for the business across mainly indirect categories.

If you have hands-on procurement experience within a regulated environment and can demonstrate the principles of MCIPS or RIQS please read on for further details.

Key Responsibilities:

-              To develop, run and manage tenders, contract negotiations and requests for proposals / quote (in line with the Procurement Policy).
-              Apply appropriate governance in line with Procurement Principles i.e. transparency, fairness, et al and obtain relevant budget approvals, sign-off etc.
-              Strong stakeholder management and the ability to build trust with an established group of stakeholders
-              Development of pricing / payment mechanisms.
-              Lead on embedding procurement best practice in line with UCR principles.
-              Guiding and supporting the business in application of utilities contract regulations activities in line with the NRC.
-              Developing procurement strategics and contract award recommendations (i.e. tender reports) both above and below UCR thresholds.
-              Directly lead on projects to drive savings, innovation and social and economic improvements from procurement activity.
-              Liaise with the Franchise Team and the Department for Transport to obtain approval of Key Contracts in line with the Franchise Agreement.
-              Support with Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing where required and complete appropriate level of due diligence / governance / approvals.
-              Prepare and negotiate contracts and contract amendments necessary to meet business requirements and franchise commitments/obligations.
-              Ensure contracts personally negotiated are registered and regularly updated within the contracts database.
-              Regularly attend stakeholder departmental meetings to build relationships and gain knowledge of their forward requirements.

Required Skills and Experience:
-              Ideally, working towards or hold Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Qualification (MCIPS) or RIQS
-              Three years + Procurement experience in a regulated environment across the entire lifecycle (i.e. cradle to grave) and without the support of Frameworks
-              Experience of tendering (restricted, open, negotiated with and without prior call for competition).
-              Sound commercial and financial awareness.
-              Significant experience in internal stakeholder management.
-              Good working knowledge of contract law.
-              Good communication and negotiating skills.
-              Ability to multitask and manage several concurrent/conflicting projects and deadlines.
-              Ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams in order to drive ongoing value.