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Procurement Manager

Ref no. BHN567292
Location London, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

My Client is looking for a Procurement Manager, who has experience in the construction/social housing sector.

Key skills required for this role

Procurement Manager - Construction - Social housing


Procurement Manager - Construction - Social Housing - £65k

Job description

The ideal candidate would be a seasoned professional with demonstrated team management skills and a minimum of three years of continuous service in a similar capacity. The ideal candidate should possess proven expertise in effectively overseeing the procurement process, ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition of materials and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and on board new suppliers, considering factors such as quality, reliability, risks, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Negotiate favourable terms with suppliers to achieve cost savings while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Lead contract negotiations and ensure comprehensive contracts that align with the organisation's best interests. Monitor and manage contract performance, addressing any deviations from agreed terms.
  • Identify and assess potential risks in the supply chain. Implement strategies to mitigate disruptions by staying updated on market conditions, geopolitical factors, and other external influences.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders to understand project requirements and align procurement activities with project time-lines.
  • Develop and implement procurement plans that are in line with organisational targets and project requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements in the procurement cycle to enhance efficiency.
  • Implement best practices and leverage technology to streamline procurement processes.
  • Generate and analyse reports related to procurement activities, supplier performance, and cost metrics. Provide valuable insights to management.
  • Engage, motivate, and support the development of the procurement team. Identify training and development opportunities for team members.


  • Proven experience as a Procurement Manager in the construction/Social housing sector.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, contract negotiation, and supplier management.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements related to procurement in the construction industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Results-oriented with a focus on achieving cost savings and operational efficiency.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • People skills - must enjoy working with people on a personal level, building trust, being approachable, tactful, and diplomatic.
  • Flexibility to travel and work at multiple locations, on different projects.
  • Valid driving license and access to a suitable vehicle for work purposes.

What They Offer:

  • 23 days of holiday per year, excluding Bank Holidays (additional days based on length of service).
  • Up to £2,000 reward for successful recommendations as part of their referral scheme.
  • Significant savings on daily shopping through their benefits portal.
  • A welcoming office environment with snacks, beverages, and friendly colleagues. Regular team socials throughout the year.
  • A supportive culture and a great team with exceptional talent and experience.
  • Trained Mental Health First Aiders support.
  • Annual training budget to focus on personal and professional development opportunities and much more.

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