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Location: England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Procurement Manager

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Job Description

Procurement Support Specialist - Make a Lasting Impact on UKAEA's R&D Journey

Do you thrive in an environment where your expertise shapes the success of cutting-edge projects?

UKAEA, a leading research organization for fusion energy, seeks a passionate Procurement Support Specialist to join our growing team. You'll play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional procurement support, ensuring value for money, and driving strategic initiatives across our R&D portfolio and indirect categories.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with Strategic Procurement Managers, Department Heads, and Service Leads to deliver high-profile and complex procurements.
  • Provide expert guidance and complete procurements adhering to European Commission regulations, public sector frameworks, and UK directives.
  • Lead major project procurement efforts, coordinating activities within deadlines to achieve milestones and targets.
  • Pre-qualify contractors, interview tenderers, assess tenders, and negotiate contracts to secure best value.
  • Manage, monitor, and control contractual progress, ensuring projects stay on track with time, cost, and quality parameters.
  • Identify opportunities for procurement process improvement and propose solutions.
  • Assist in developing and implementing effective procurement strategies for UKAEA.
  • Offer sound commercial advice to internal and senior management.
  • Foster strong relationships and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide procurement leadership on large and complex projects.
  • Champion compliance with all UKAEA policies and procedures.
  • Mentor and guide team members, fostering a culture of excellence within the procurement team.

What you bring:

  • MCIPS qualification (mandatory).
  • Proven experience in public sector procurement, with in-depth knowledge of over-threshold tendering procedures (PCR2015).
  • A solid understanding of various procurement categories.
  • Strategic procurement knowledge and experience.
  • Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Top-notch negotiation skills, ideally with experience in NEC forms of Contract.
  • The ability to influence and communicate effectively at senior levels.
  • Strong teamwork abilities and a collaborative spirit.

This is your chance to make a real difference in the world of fusion energy research. If you're a procurement professional with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply!

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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