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Procurement and Supply Chain Policy and Process Manager

Company HS2 Location Birmingham
Contract Permanent Position Salary Competitive
Sector(s) Engineering

Job Description

As a Policy and Process Manager at HS2 you will work with the wider policy and process team and key procurement and commercial stakeholders to assist them to carry out their duties effectively by building on a continuous improvement environment to support and ongoing programme of change. Supporting and developing the policies and processes for Procurement and Commercial Management.

About the role:

  • Manage the development  and improvement of  a robust, auditable and transparent Procurement and Contract Management system (Procure to Pay Control Framework), that ensures policies, process and templates are developed to support the need to source, select, manage and deliver the diverse range of works, good and services required by HS2;
  • Assist with the implementation and management of measures and review processes to protect HS2 Limited and the commercial programme from non-compliance from Procurement regulations and commercial policies and procedures; inconsistencies of approach to the market, conflicts of interest;
  • Take ownership of the delivery of change initiatives from identification through to delivery including approvals and Procure to Pay Control Framework updates;
  • To deliver process improvement workshops to identify ideas and solutions to support the delivery of greater efficiency through the identification of better ways of working;
  • Work with other team members and procurement teams to devise new Procure to Pay processes and tools;
  • Managing a “critical friend” approach to ensure that all procurement documentation is complete, consistent across all procurements, follows the relevant policies and procedures;
  • Facilitate Lessons Learned reviews and feedback process improvements into the Procure to Pay Control Framework;
  • Delivery of Policy and Process training to new starters within the directorate and development refresher training for the wider teams;
  • Regularly liaise with the DfT’s Virtual Procurement Policy Team (VPT) regarding updates to Government procurement policies and procedures and ensuring any updates are communicated to the relevant teams. 


About You:  Understanding of procurement and contact management processes Knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation (OJEU) Understanding of continuous improvement methodologies and process mapping Experience of working within a procurement, contract management or commercial structure Experience of systems and reporting applications Experience of managing the gathering and analysing information from multiple stakeholders and sources Experience of working in an environment where quality and consistency of documentation is a business priority Analytical skills with the ability to review and present improvements to processes, procedures, templates and systems.  It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI. About Us: High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.  HS2 Ltd is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.


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