Procurement Manager - Smart DCC (Manchester)
Capita Life & Pensions
UK - England - Cheshire
2d ago

Becoming a Procurement Manager with Smart DCC

DCC have a vacancy for a Procurement Manager to join their team of procurement professionals.

The role is based in London or Manchester and will be reporting into the Head of Procurement. You will be working across exciting and innovative programmes delivering a strategic, efficient and flexible procurement service which will provide Value for Money and ensure high levels of stakeholder satisfaction.

What you will do :

As a Procurement Manager you will be responsible for providing procurement support and expertise to the DCC in the following areas :

  • Leading procurement projects across a variety of categories, predominately IT and telecommunications services but also professional services and HR, in accordance with the DCC procurement strategy
  • Creating and managing relationships with DCC suppliers
  • Supporting the Project Lead in complex negotiations
  • Maintaining the schedule of and plans for procurements
  • Writing and editing tender documents
  • Driving and optimising a robust process to deliver the required outcomes whilst protecting DCC commercially
  • Creating and maintaining audit trails for procurements and ensuring that all sourcing is carried out in accordance with the DCC license obligations
  • Contributing the development of contract terms and conditions alongside DCC core commercial team and legal
  • Working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to incorporate service requirements into requirements specification schedules
  • Contributing to development of pricing mechanisms, service levels and service credit mechanisms
  • Your experience and skills will include :

  • Able to demonstrate rich procurement and / or commercial experience via previous roles
  • Experience of leading large and complex procurement projects
  • Creating and delivering sourcing strategies
  • Leading procurement projects from conception through to contract completion and mobilisation
  • Demonstrable experience of delivery value for money for your organisation
  • Experience managing supplier contracts through procurement and service delivery
  • Strong negotiation experience
  • Professional and discrete manner
  • Initiative to manage queries and improve processes
  • Communication and presentation skills : ability to convey messages to different audiences in appropriate manner / method and deliver the desired outcome
  • Organisational skills : ability to handle effectively multiple concurrent work streams
  • Focus and thoroughness : ability to consume large quantity of information whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Influencing skills : ability to develop effective working relationships, engendering a collaborative style, with the ability to create trust and confidence
  • CIPS (or equivalent) Qualified - desirable
  • Complex IT and / or telecommunication category experience - desirable
  • Experience of working in the energy, government or telecommunications sectors - desirable
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment - desirable
  • Person Specification

  • Strong written skills including ability to produce high-quality, concise written documentation
  • Excellent tender management skills
  • Curiosity and a desire to explore a range of options to develop the right solution
  • Excellent at building and managing working relationships
  • Self-manager who is equally comfortable working independently as well as within a team
  • Appetite for working with complexity, yet maintaining a focus on producing simple, evidence-based analysis and solutions
  • Ability to persuade busy people and groups to provide the inputs required through effective communication and stakeholder engagement.
  • About Smart DCC

    Smart DCC believes in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. We’ve built the secure infrastructure that’s going to support the mass roll out of smart meters across the country.

    Our universal, secure network will be in 30 million homes and businesses, making it the largest network in Britain. That makes this a truly exciting time to join us.

    You’ll be part of a team that’s supporting the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and helping to ensure an affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply for the future.

    If you thrive in environment of change and innovation, then Smart DCC is the place for you.

    Smart DCC are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal.

    We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences.

    We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes.

    We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

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