Assistant Procurement Manager
Overview of Responsibilities
Who are we looking for?
If you are an experienced procurement professional with an interest in sustainable and clean energy generation, UKAEA have an excellent opportunity for you. There has never been a more exciting time to join UKAEA due to the rapid growth we are experiencing as an organisation and consequently the Procurement Department!
As an Assistant Procurement Manager, you will be joining an inclusive and supportive environment and will be involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from Corporate Support, Facilities Management, IT, Materials Testing, Construction, Research & Development and Fusion Technologies.
Your good interpersonal and communication skills will be an essential tool in achieving productivity and maintaining strong working relationships at all levels, with both internal stakeholders and key suppliers.
You will also have experience of working with policies and keeping up to date with regulations, providing procurement support across the organisation, delivering complex tenders and procurement projects within timescales and budgets.
If this sounds like the challenge you have been waiting for in your next career move, then we would like to hear from you.
What will you be responsible for?
- Delivering complex tenders and projects, providing procurement support, advice and guidance across the organisation, ensuring UKAEA is obtaining value for money at all time.
- Ensuring UKAEA is compliant with UK directives for procurement in the public sector
- Negotiating with the relevant parties (internal and external) to arrive at appropriate commercial agreements.
- Providing advice to senior managers on procurement and contractual strategies.
- Managing contracts from tender through to closure. This will include pre-market engagement, setting strategy, specifications, evaluations, moderations, resolving claims and disputes.
- Contributing to the evolution of UKAEA`s commercial terms and conditions, policies and working practices.
- Identifying opportunities for improvements and propose solutions in order to contribute to continuous improvement.
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Experience of leading a wide range of tender exercises.
- Good procurement strategic knowledge and experience.
- Experience of Public Sector Procurement and Find a Tender process.
- A good technical appreciation of the range of procurement categories.
- Commercially astute and customer focused.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player.
- Proficiency in Word and Excel.
- Strong numerical, analytical and attention to detail skills.
- Good negotiation skills.
- Good team player with the ability to work effectively on their own.
- Maths and English GCSE's.
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Knowledge of procuring services through through framework agreements eg CCS/ESPO
- Business or Procurement based degree
- Procurement experience within Corporate Support categories
- An understanding of NEC form of contract
- Knowledge of Intellectual Property clauses
- Line Management experience
- Curiosity in improving efficiency
- Working towards MCIPS or qualified
What we offer
- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 15/07/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.