RSSB is an expert body that helps the rail industry collaborate to continuously improve and meet future challenges. It spans the whole railway, including in its membership infrastructure companies, train and freight operators, rolling stock owners and suppliers to the industry. RSSB supports rail in the areas of safety, standards, knowledge, innovation and a wide range of cross-industry schemes.
Leading a small team, the Procurement Manager will manage RSSB’s external spend ensuring best value contracts and goods and services. Advising on complex and high value procurement projects, you will provide commercial advice and solutions responsive to organisational requirements. Responsible for the full procurement journey and for driving a culture of best practice and compliance, you will work with a range of stakeholders, influencing and constructively challenging them to realise opportunities and find tailored solutions to their requirements. Driving continuous improvement and challenging the status quo are central to this role as well as identifying new strategic opportunities and informing commercial decisions through business intelligence.
You will have CIPS membership or equivalent experience together with good working knowledge of contract law and OJEU. A proven track record of strategic sourcing and procuring a wide range of goods and services is essential as well as strong experience of running legally compliant tenders, managing mini competitions from existing frameworks and advising on complex tender documentation. You will be a strong communicator with demonstrable influencing skills and the ability to analyse and interpret complex data. Experience of managing a team is key to this role as well a customer focused and commercial approach.