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2 * Senior Procurement Manager

Charlton Recruitment



£650 - £700/annum Inside IR35


Posted: 22/09/2022

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2 Interim Procurement Managers are required to work on High Speed 2 the new multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Working within the ‘Construction’ Procurement team who are responsible to deliver the procurement activities required to deliver a number of procurement packages for railway systems contracts valued c£250m - £400m each.
The tenders have just gone through tender evaluation and now are in the Commercial Deep dive and Commercial negotiation period therefore require experienced Procurement Specialists who have worked on similar type sized contracts during this phase.
The Senior Procurement Manager will take the lead for individual Rail System procurement valued £250m - £400m - one being over head line and catenary and will be responsible coordinating and project managing the procurement process managing senior level stakeholders and small procurement team (1 or 2 others) - as detailed you will be leading the commercial Negotiation to fully understand the commercial bids developed by the rail systems contractors.
The successful individual will have:
* Experience working on procurements for major construction service contracts £100m+, with through knowledge of the entre procurement process and can evidence experience during the commercial negotiation phase through to tender award.
* You will have experience managing major construction procurements under the Utility Contracts Regulations and the OJEU process & thorough knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts.
* Rail System experience helpful but would also be interested in other similar sized public/regulated works or procurement such as Highways, Water, utilities etc
Duties and Responsibilities
* Responsible for significant elements of the operational procurement for the relevant package(s), ensuring that these are aligned with other similar packages and the overall HS2 objectives, including the delivery of wider benefits.
* Supporting the achievement of governance approval and assurance of all procurement deliverables as defined within the HS2 Procurement Handbook. Following approval of the relevant Category Plan, this includes responsibility for developing key components of the necessary Pre-qualification and ITT documentation to agreed timelines and ensuring that these achieve relevant approvals and assurance to permit release of this documentation.
* Responsible for managing the procurement evaluation processes for the relevant package and ensuring that these achieve relevant approvals and assurance to allow appropriate short-listing and contract award.
* Ensure HS2’s procurement activities are undertaken in compliance with EU and UK legislation whilst driving a process that will become a benchmark for future projects around the world.
* Manage a Procurement Manager and Procurement Officer, ensuring their output is quality-assured at its source
* Ensure procurement reporting and management information is provided accurately and on a timely basis to synch with HS2 business reporting rhythm and cycles.
* Present to boards and committees, as required, in order to respond to challenge and scrutiny
* Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all work activities, supporting and complying with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
* Analytical, commercial and negotiating skills for complex propositions.
* Skilled in compiling robust tender and commercial documents
* Ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy
* Ability to develop, implement, realise and embed innovation, value for money and benefits realisation within the process and contracts that will form the foundation of the successful delivery of the relevant package.
* Ability to provide stakeholder focus, giving priority to engage with and understand requirements, facilitating others’ understanding, to ensure these can be discussed and met as closely as possible.
* Ability to act as a mentor to others to help and support effective performance and development
* Ability to tailor communication to appeal to, include and engage with different audiences using pertinent argument and influencing techniques.
* Ability to generate a range of ideas or solutions to address problems or make improvements, taking into account pragmatic solutions
* Ability to deploy a range of negotiation tactics and strategies to secure optimal outcomes for clients
* Ability to consult and involve others in ideas and concepts, defending area’s position as necessary, recognising when to stand down
* Seeks opportunities for change in order to achieve improvement in workflow, processes, etc.
* Ability to develop meaningful metrics for procurement selection purposes, incentivisation and contract performance measurements
Governance, Assurance & Compliance
Strategy Development
Project Management & Planning
Estimating & Cost Planning
UCR/PCR Application
Bespoke Third Party Agreements
Contract Management & Administration
Dispute Resolution
Cost Control
Risk & Value Management
Supply Chain Management
Desirable Memberships / Qualifications - MCIPS
* Experience procuring large value complex rail systems / heavy civils / construction or similar works/services in compliance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations with knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation (OJEU) and contracts using the NEC suite of contract forms.
* Experience working on procurements for major construction service contracts £100m+, with through knowledge of the entre procurement process and can evidence experience during the commercial negotiation phase through to tender award.
* Experience in operating in a matrix environment, with influencing and communication skills – able to persuade on the basis of objective argument founded in fact and analysis
* Commercial expertise to ensure that value for money is secured and demonstrated
* Sponsor / Stakeholder relationship and management experience, with communication and influencing skills

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