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Assistant Procurement Manager

Posted: 2 Dec 2020 Closes: 31 Jan 2021
London - Euston Competitive
Permanent & Full-time scs-railways/20201202120551


  • Procurement in accordance with SCS Way Policies, Procedures and standards
  • Working in accordance with the Project Procurement Plan (strategy)
  • Carry out procurement in an ethical, transparent and fair way

Key responsibilities

  • Procurement in accordance with procurement process and governance ensuring transparency and fairness always
  • Supporting the Procurement Manager with the procurement of subcontract packages, including determining the requirements, developing inquiry documents, issuing tender inquires, completing tender evaluations, producing award recommendations
  • Coordinating with stakeholders in the procurement process to ensure inclusiveness and robustness for every procurement
  • Work to and updates progress of packages allocated to them in the procurement schedule and inputs into the reporting of procurement activity as required by project controls requirements
  • Supporting the Procurement Manager with the timely production of Subcontract documents
  • Participating in, and chairing meetings for subcontract packages allocated
  • Work with our internal supply chain managers to assist in performance measurement and improvements.
  • Ability to work efficiently and professionally during periods of pressure
  • Assist with supply chain events supporting procurement
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.


Required qualifications, skills, behaviors and attributes


  • Procurement Experience in a construction environment
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work closely with internal and external customers
  • Competent application of computer skills
  • Basic understanding of the NEC subcontract
  • Negotiation and Analytical

    Skills Desirable:
  • Effective communicator and ability to build effective relationships
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic procurement systems
  • Working towards membership of relevant professional bodies eg MCIPS
  • Use of e-procurement systems
  • Use of Compete For
  • Experience of Infrastructure Projects
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working

We offer

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at the interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. Please note: Currently we are unable to offer sponsorship therefore all applicants are requested to ensure they can demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

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