Lead Procurement Manager

Harwell, Oxfordshire
£60,000-£70,000 DOE + attractive bonus + benefits + career average pension scheme
26 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Lead Procurement Manager
Harwell, Oxfordshire

£60,000-£70,000 DOE + attractive bonus + benefits + career average pension scheme

Creating a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment

Radioactive Waste Management’s mission is to deliver a geological disposal facility (GDF), and provide radioactive waste management solutions. The GDF will safely isolate the nation’s higher activity radioactive waste deep underground in a highly engineered, multi-billion pound facility – providing a permanent solution.

We are now seeking a Lead Procurement Manager to provide authoritative advice to the RWM Board and Executive on strategic and operational commercial matters in support of the implementation of the GDF programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides input to and scrutiny of commercial strategy development
  • Develops and maintains a robust framework of good governance and commercial control
  • Develops and manages the pipeline of procurement activities and procurement plan in support  of the annual budget process
  • Provides day-to-day commercial evaluation of contractual arrangements and support to underpin business case analysis
  • Manages and develops commercial staff

Job Requirements

  • Educated to good first degree standard
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply 
  • Senior procurement and contract management experience gained, ideally, in both the private and public sectors
  • Significant commercial, operational and people management experience
  • Proven ability to analyse complex issues, develop strategic solutions and manage complex projects
  • Diplomatic and persuasive communication and negotiation skills

With RWM taking forward plans to engage communities on the Geological Disposal project in 2018, we consider this to be a great time to join us and build your skillset in the support of our vital mission.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter quoting reference RWM/LPM to rwm.recruitment@nda.gov.uk.  

The closing date for applications is 26th March 2018. Applicants must have the on-going right to work in the UK.

RWM is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive workplace.

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