Project Procurement Manager 
( Manchester, UK / Hybrid )

Contract length: 12 months

Pay rate: £35 per hour

Randstad Sourceright, a leading provider of RPO & MSP Recruitment Services is currently seeking a Project Procurement Manager on behalf of a leading Energy company based in Manchester.

The primary purpose of the role is to integrate Procurement in the project management process and organise, control and monitor all Procurement activities in a project.

Some of the other duties will include but are not limited to:

To develop and drive the Procurement strategy of assigned activities (Project Classification B or as applicable to Business unit) to ensure cost effective purchasing to meet cost targets and expediting to meet programme, 
Develop and deliver Procurement Strategy for allocated Projects, issue RFQ’s, Conduct negotiation with suppliers, drive the selection process and raise/issue Purchase orders in accordance with Procurement Procedures, to meet objectives..(typically up to £15 million),
Working in an autonomous manner using acquired knowledge and skills, to make key procurement decisions’ within limits of authority, to support the Procurement Manager in ensuring that the business has a professional Logistical & Procurement Service obtaining ‘Best Value for Money’ deals,
A sound knowledge of Sub-Contract packages and techniques / skills associated with ‘Obtaining best value’ results for the Business
To act as Commodity leader for specified “strategic” commodities, in line with experience, with the objective of securing best value solutions for EM Procurement, 
Ensure employees comply with the Corporate Procurement policies, the Strategic Procurement initiatives and ensure full compliance with any business requirements.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

Responsibility for allocated projects including A & B with typical volumes of £20m to £100m,
Develop closer relationships with Strategic/key suppliers, 
Build upon the positive relationships already developed with other Divisions in the UK, identifying ‘Best Practices’ and motivating the businesses to achieve critical goals,
Keep the Project Team aware of market trends relevant to their business and contribute to inter-departmental relationships by providing information and advice as necessary, 
Identify opportunities to maximise the benefits of e-Business solutions, SAP functionality and the introduction and implementation of new initiatives, 
Deputise as appropriate within the Procurement department as required,
Play an active role in the tendering process on category B or applicable to business unit to enable cost competitive offering to customers whilst ensuring compliance with procurement LoA process, 
Ensure that Terms & Conditions secured with Suppliers cover the Risk Criteria in line with the procurement strategy, 
Proactively identify and raise awareness of potential supply chain and instigate actions to mitigate within the business, 
Lead supplier development on specified strategic commodities, normally with a value £5m>, 
Assist in the development and implementation of the business unit action plan, ensuring that all the activities are targeted in order to move the Division closer to World Class status, 
Identify process improvement opportunities and proactively develop solutions, 
Play a key role in the implementation of specific B.I. Programmes, 
Abide by all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies, for example Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information, 
Ambassador for Customer First within EM Procurement, 
Perform other duties as required by the Procurement Manager, 
Act as Commodity Leader for specific strategic commodities,
Source, assess, develop and maintain supplier relationships to ensure short term Project objectives and long term company objectives.
Develop a Procurement strategy to provide structured & professional support to the commercial / tendering managers in the selection and negotiation on B Projects of ‘Suppliers / Subcontractors’, 
Responsible for the maintenance of key Procurement data, 
Responsible for provision of key Procurement documents including Procurement Plan, SDT, Bid Comparison and NSR on allocated projects, 
Participating and supporting the implementation of the EM Procurement Strategy, 
Participating and supporting the implementation of the BU Procurement strategy, 
Manage quality and delivery of all purchases to project timescales, objectives and equipment specification, 
Actively support the Procurement Managers objectives to ensure the goals of the organisation are delivered, and provide a lead for others in the Procurement team, 
Place orders against fully authorised requisitions, and ensure timely and correct close out of the purchase process including resolving invoice queries, 
Embrace the values of Ownership Culture.

Required Skills:


Sound educational background – A levels, and a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
Ideally holding or working towards:
- CIPS qualification level 6 and working towards MCIPS or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements:

Minimum of 5 years experience in a procurement department
Commercial / contractual experience in negotiating Terms and Conditions for:
- Individual Purchases up to £5M in Value
- Management of Commodities with spend up to £5M per annum
- Negotiation of Frameworks with spend over £10M per annum,  
Strong knowledge of purchasing techniques and skills associated with the procurement of manufacturing and project equipment, goods and services, 
A sound knowledge of contract law, with practical experience of their application to procurement projects, 
Expertise in utilising logistical concepts, including in depth knowledge of INCOTERMS,
Experience of giving presentations /chairing meetings. 

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