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SC CLEARED - Procurement Manager

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Lucid Support Services Ltd

City, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£450 - £450 Daily

SC CLEARED - Procurement Manager

The role of Procurement Manager is key to successful delivery of a number of Cyber Security related Programmes. It will support and provide guidance on the sourcing and delivery of a complex roadmap of technology and service products to ambitious timescales.

Main Responsibilities;

Ways of Working

  • Ensure the appropriate mechanisms are in place to enable control, compliance and consistency of procurement across the portfolio of products and services
  • Work with the Technology and Service Directors to monitor the portfolio of technology products and services, ensuring procurement and supplier delivery in line with time and budgetary constraints
  • Collate management information and data to provide regular updates to the Head of Finance, Commercial and Procurement
  • Audit and monitor adherence to policies, processes and agreements, and take action to address issues as appropriate. Where necessary manage partner relationships to meet service, delivery and efficiency requirements


  • Oversee the management of selected relationships with suppliers. This includes procuring new services and solutions and monitoring the performance and quality levels provided by suppliers.

Sourcing of Products and Services

  • Ability to negotiate complex agreements
  • Work to tight deadlines and assess risk to delivery timetable
  • Work within the G-Cloud and other Framework procedures and quickly grasp a thorough understanding of how these apply to all sourcing activities
  • Prepare and present sourcing decision recommendations for approval and sign off

Planning and Support

  • Understand the programme and project plans and objectives and how Procurement will support the plans and objectives
  • Act as an escalation point for supplier issues


  • Undertake a regular review of the progress of products and services by tracking the status of planned deliverables and spend to date versus forecast
  • Ensure risks and issues are managed across the portfolio of products and services and reported as appropriate
  • Oversee the development of regular programme dashboard KPI reports


Changing and Improving

  • Spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges
  • Provide constructive challenge to senior management on change proposals which will affect own business area


Leading and Communicating

  • Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in area of work
  • Confidently engage with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels to generate commitment to goals

Collaborating and Partnering

  • Actively build and maintain a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on objectives and shared interests
  • Encourage contributions and involvement from a broad and diverse range of staff by being visible and accessible


Achieving Commercial Outcomes

  • Be able to recognise and understand the commercial tools such as pricing models, open book accounting, supply chain management that commercial experts can deploy to extract value from contracts
  • Motivate improved performance by suppliers, challenge any gaps between contractual commitments and actual delivery through joint working with commercial/procurement experts



  • Experience of CCS purchasing on large IT-enabled business change programmes
  • Experience of leading, monitoring, mentoring, coaching and supporting teams and individual team members
  • Experience of managing tight resource constraints, conflicting priorities and a dynamic programme
  • Strong estimation and budget scoping skills
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships with a wide range of senior stakeholders and technical experts
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to changing circumstances and tight deadlines
  • The role will require Security Clearance (SC).


  • Experience of significant delivery roles in a Technology environment would be desirable
  • An understanding of HMG's security policy framework and industry standard security issues/processes
  • Knowledge of Technology products and experience of working within Business and Technology

Reference: 598081887