SC Cleared Procurement Manager

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Location Basingstoke , Hampshire
Sector Information Technology
Salary £550 - £600 Per Day
Type Contract
Consultant James Gallen
Ref 52603

Role: Procurement Manager

Location: Hampshire

Contract Length: 6 Months

Rate: Competitive daily rate


My Client, a leader in the Defence and Security sectors is looking for a Procurement Manager to join them for one of their main clients. The ideal candidate will have vast experience working within the defence industry and be able to effectively manage and bridge the gap between the bid management team and procurement team.


Key tasks include:

  • Management of all 3rd party activity throughout the Bid from inception to delivery into live environment
  • Act as a single point of contact for the Defence business and the link into the wider Procurement Team
  • Assisting Bid teams in responding to tender questions relating to procurement
  • Driving Core values strategy
  • Defining and negotiating NDA’s and Teaming Agreements
  • Promote competition using Ariba & run RFx wherever possible
  • Leverage bid specific deals (pricing & terms) across the wider EMEIA business
  • Support the Bid Team & represent Procurement with attendance at all internal and external meetings and represent Procurement at the internal governance reviews (as appropriate)
  • Pro-actively make available and promote re-use of Procurement collateral, tools & templates
  • Ensure development and usage of the new PBM toolset to manage and record information on each event (bid)
  • Have an agreed strategy with Category Management team detailing ownership & deliverables for bid management including, Market Intelligence, Category Advice and Procurement Best Practice in line with company policy’s.
  • Take ownership & manage escalations with 3rd party suppliers (either direct or indirect via Category team)
  • Ensure all 3rd party information is delivered in a timely manner
  • Manage and control all 3rd party Pricing submitted to the bid team for inclusion on the Cost Model
  • Define and work with commercial, legal and the technical teams to define and agree relevant Flow Downs / Ups for Category to negotiate with relevant 3rd party’s ensuring all terms are sufficiently “backed off” to the 3rd party suppliers
  • Ensure all Procurement Issues / Risks and Liabilities are included in the relevant RAID log
  • Proactively engage and support team members with commercial negotiations as appropriate
  • Review all 3rd party contracts approvals & seek signature via the agreed governance process
  • Ensure all bid related contracts and/or schedules/SOW’s are completed logged and maintained by Category when the customer contract is signed and moves into live environment
  • Track and support cost improvements for bids
  • Management of all 3rd party related Due Diligence activities and novation activities
  • Willing to travel on business as required

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working in the bid environment in the Defence sector
  • Procurement skills (specifically negotiation, tendering and contracting) and commercial experience.
  • Building relationships at all levels – supplier base, internally and in a customer facing capacity
  • Typically qualified to degree level or equivalent
  • Communication skills (specifically business writing and presentation
  • Fluent in English written and oral             

 Desirable Skills

  • Ariba
  • Customer solution lifecycle (CLSC) and bid management processes