Lead Procurement & Commercial Manager

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Central Belt of Scotland, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife, Glasgow Area, Berkshire, UK
Categories: Other, Procurement and Commercial, Commercial

Job Title: Lead Procurement & Commercial Manager

Location: Reading or Glasgow

Salary: circa £65,000 - £80,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week

Our Role

Reporting into the Head of Procurement & Commercial, you will lead an operational Procurement Team across multidiscipline sectors (ie, Rail, Construction, Telecoms & Multi Utility Projects).  Our role is to deliver value for money for the business whilst ensuring robust contracts are placed to support requirements.  Working with our category management team, we provide essential market insight to stakeholders and manage the pipeline of procurement events required to deliver a best in class service.

Your Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have significant experience operating at a Senior Level and have strong interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels (including Managing Director). You will have both Mechanical & Electrical working experience and fully understand the market and provide innovative procurement solutions to support. In addition, you will have experience supporting bids where required (ie obtaining pricing etc) and have working experience of various sets of terms and conditions with NEC being a must. Furthermore, you should ideally be MCIPS / degree educated or have an equivalent direct entry to a recognised appropriate professional body. Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and managements skills are essential, as is the ability to influence, lead and resolve disputes and problem solve. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, strong commercial acumen, and a continuous improvement mind set. Due to the nature of this role, travel is essential (including overnight stays) and it is essential have experience working across a multi site business.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday, 17th May 2018.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.


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