Procurement Manager

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  • Salary:

    £40k-£55k pro rata or £200-£250 day rate negotiable

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    Ngaire Wallace

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    0117 2033444

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 month contract

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Role: Procurement Manager

Sector: Construction / Infrastructure

Location: Warwickshire / West Midlands 

Salary: £40 - £55k pro rata, or £200 - £250 per day, negotiable on experience (6 month contract)

Role status: Live with immediate start following recruitment process. This is an essential service role with social distancing measures in place.

Great opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to take up a six month contract role with a leading Environment Contractor based in Warwickshire, responsible for planning and delivering all procurement activity on a major infrastructure project.

The successful applicant will streamline existing procurement processes, train a small team and set up new systems, within this expanding organisation of technical experts who provide ecology mitigation and environmental management services to a range of clients in the construction sector.

About the role:

  • Great people manager – able to support a small team in learning and embracing new procurement systems
  • Plan and deliver all procurement activity on Midlands-based project/s
  • Review, develop and improve existing processes
  • Put in place a procurement strategy for the project that is commercially optimal and compliant with all company and industry requirements
  • Ensure a cost effective procurement service by collating material forecasts
  • Conduct robust supplier reviews and supplier selection process
  • Collate and manage financial information for the NEC3 application for payment process and internal financial processes
  • Effect reporting on procurement activity and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders


  • Degree level qualified or equivalent work experience
  • Chartered status, or working towards Chartered status in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS/ MCIPS)
  • Demonstrable experience of people management
  • Highly developed analytical and negotiating skills
  • Strategic thinker and can demonstrate introducing new processes in previous roles
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Can work at pace in a changing environment
  • For the right person, some requirements can be flexible so please get in touch if you meet some, but not all of the experience criteria.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work on a major infrastructure project
  • Chance to set up something new – take responsibility and ownership and achieve change
  • Secure 6 month contract role
  • Interesting, complex work, alongside ecology experts who are passionate about the environment
  • Friendly and supportive team environment, flexible and open working culture

Apply now by sending your CV via the link, or for more information or a confidential, relaxed chat about the role contact  Ngaire (Ny-ree) Wallace at Thorn Baker on 07792 381 034 or ngaire@thornbaker.co.uk.

Covid-19 safety in place: This organisation provides a key service and abides by very stringent safety measures. Video / telephone short-listing will take place followed by a socially-distant face-to-face interview and immediate start.

Key Skills: Procurement, Procurement Manager, NEC3, Infrastructure, Civils, Finance, Project, Rail, Contract, Fixed Term, Construction, Purchasing, CIPS, MCIPS, Supply Chain