Procurement Business Partner - 6 month FTC
Milton Keynes, GB
5d ago

Job Description

NHBC has an amazing opportunity for a 6-month fixed term contract opportunity for a Procurement Business Partner to join their Procurement / Finance team based in Milton Keynes.

The role of the Procurement Business Partner will provide comprehensive coordinated procurement services to NHBC for the procurement of goods and services in alignment with NHBC Procurement and Supplier Governance Policy.

To act as a central point of expertise for all matters relating to procurement of the relevant category and as an advocate for Procurement, adopting a professional approach, promoting the policy, process and best practice whilst ensuring regulatory compliance is met.

To work in partnership with internal customers to develop / deliver category strategies that meet the needs of the internal customer whilst ensuring compliance with NHBC policies and procedures.

Deliver value to NHBC through cost efficiencies and improved supplier performance through effective supplier relationship management.

About the role

The key elements of the role will be to drive procurement best practice across NHBC in alignment with regulatory compliance requirements to achieve measurable benefit to NHBC, whilst sustaining and improving the quality of goods and services procured.

The role will lead the end-to-end procurement process from selection of the goods and services, through to supplier relationship management of key suppliers.

The role involves engagement at all levels across NHBC and operating using NHBC’s procurement strategies, policies, procedures, and systems.

Key Responsibilities :

Work with various departments within NHBC to deliver category strategies and plans

Identification of procurement opportunities / initiatives

Lead tender processes

Undertake pre / post contract award supplier due diligence

Conduct commercial / contractual negotiations with suppliers

Understand category spend, contracts and suppliers, ensuring effective supplier and contract management to drive benefit and ensure that NHBC are complying with all appropriate legal and regulatory requirements

Ensure robust contracts are in place with key / high risk suppliers

Liaise with NHBC Legal Counsel to ensure contracts met legal requirements

Lead supplier performance / relationship management reviews with key / strategic suppliers

Support the implementation of cost benefit initiatives

Track and report procurement initiatives and benefits

Develop a process for ongoing supplier risk monitoring and reporting

Maintain detailed and accurate tender and supplier records

The role is strategically important as it is expected to contribute towards the delivery of the Procurement, Finance and Commercial strategies, these include :

Supporting internal initiatives on financial controls and delivering value to NHBC through cost efficiencies

Supporting internal systems and processes to meet regulatory compliance

Undertaking a partnership approach with internal customers to drive initiatives forward with the flexibility to meet the needs of the internal customer whilst ensuring compliance with policies and processes.

About you : Essential :

Essential : Category management

Category management

Stakeholder management / engagement

Contract negotiation

Stakeholder engagement


Effective communication

Analytical skills

Track record of delivering results

Desirable :

CIPS qualified or studying towards

Supplier relationship management

Risk management

Sound knowledge of contract law

Worked in an FCA regulated organisation

Able to challenge the status quo and bring new ways of doing things

Salary & Benefits

£42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum (depending on experience)

Up to 6% performance related bonus.

26 days pa annual leave with option to purchase one additional week per year.

Pension scheme to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution).

Equalised Paternity, Maternity and Adoption Leave.

Life assurance of 4 x salary.

Subsidised private medical insurance.

Cycle purchase scheme.

High street discounts and preferential gym rates.

Employee assistance programme.

As part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint hybrid and electric cars are part of our company car range once eligibility is reached this option will be available to you if your role requires a company car.


Apart from working with great colleagues who are passionate about what they do, we pride ourselves on developing individuals to achieve their full potential and offer exceptional personal development and career progression opportunities.

We also support, sponsor and pay for training and membership to relevant professional organisations. All necessary equipment and other allowances associated with working from home will be provided.

Always happy to talk flexible working

We encourage employees to work flexibly in different ways including home working, field working and both formal and informal flexible working arrangements.

We don’t promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working. In the interview process we’ll discuss this more with you.

Diversity and Inclusion

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter.

Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team.

Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Our Values

Excellent Proud and professional in all that we do.

Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team.

Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other.

Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together.

Closing Date : Thursday 17th June 2021

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