Assistant Procurement Manager

Reference number:80

Date posted: 05 March 2019

Closing date: 30 April 2019

Locations: London

Job post based at: Gleeds Infrastructure- London

The Gleeds Infrastructure business are looking to source an Assistant Procurement Manager to work with our Rail team, who are providing specialist Procurement Advice to our client for one of the UK`s most prestigious rail and infrastructure projects.

As Assistant Procurement Manager you will work closely with our Client team supporting the Procurement team to deliver contracts in excess of £1bn.

The APM is responsible for developing procurement strategies and plans for projects within £10k-£1m and supporting the Corporate Procurement Manager in the development of strategies and plans for larger scale projects that must comply with statutory requirements and relevant government policies and demonstrate that its procurements are fair, transparent, non-discriminatory and deliver value for money.

  • 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 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 initiative

A basic knowledge and understanding of procuring through OJEU, established Government frameworks and Utilities directives is essential. Good analytical and report writing skills with experience in compiling tender and commercial documents. Demonstrable use of e-tendering solutions and ideally you will be a Member of CIPS or studying towards final stages of qualification. We are seeking applications from those with experience, preferably Client side, of procuring Tier 1 contractors whilst utilising different procurement routes.

The experience you have gained will, ideally, be in procuring large value complex civil engineering / systems / construction works, in compliance with applicable EU and UK procurement legislation, with a working knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts. Knowledge of the Utilities Contracts Regulations would be an advantage, but not essential.

You will have experience of working within Client organisations, matrix environments and have excellent influencing and communication skills.

You will be degree qualified, or equivalent within a relevant subject and ideally be Chartered MRICS /MCIPS or currently studying towards accreditation.

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