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Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk
Position – Procurement Specialist
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £50.00 per hour Umbrella Company or PAYE equivalent
Location – Devonport, Plymouth, UK
Hours – Typically 37.5 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC / BPSS Security Clearance Required to be in place
Start Date – ASAP ?
Duration – 12 Months +

Overall Department Direction;

The Infrastructure & Services Procurement team is about to embark on a transformation programme with the inception of a new framework contract targeting ~£130M of spend over the next 5 years, focussing on predominantly construction and infrastructure projects. To support this programme the team is looking to expand its capability with the addition of a Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist.   

Main Purpose of Role;

Working with a variety of departments within the business the Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist will be responsible for managing key areas of spend within a wider construction framework, alongside managing a series of high value, complex individual contracts. 

The role will involve bringing new ideas into the business from the supply chain and challenging internal stakeholders, customs and practices to enable a transformative approach to delivery of procurement activities and project delivery. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences;

  • Proven ability to negotiate with and manage subcontractors, including excellent supplier relationship management
  • A highly experienced procurement/commercial practitioner
  • A great influencer, demonstrable experience of leading change initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience in effectively leading high value, complex sub-contracts
  • Experienced in the application of best practice procurement principles/techniques
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Clear understanding of terms & conditions and comfortable with negotiating changes to them
  • Experience in construction/infrastructure (including the use of NEC contracts) an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and capable of working under pressure 
  • Qualifications;

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent
  • MCIPS or equivalent qualification
  • NEC contract knowledge preferable 

  • Other