Procurement Project Manager

Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
05 Nov 2018
25 Nov 2018
Specialist Area
Job Level
Graduate, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Procurement Project Manager                                                            

Reports to: 

Senior Procurement Manager

Direct Reports: None


You are required to support the Senior Procurement Manager in the delivery of framework and other procurement projects as required for the members and customers of Reallies and Procure Plus.

Key accountabilities and example activities


  • Leading and managing procurement projects in a robust manner and administering these projects to ensure they are delivered in a collaborative manner and they meet the budget, time and output requirements set
  • Assisting in the analysis of procurement projects and bidder submissions in respect of both quality and finance throughout relevant stages of the process


  • Supporting frameworks and managing cases beyond the procurement phase
  • Providing specialist procurement advice and support to members of Procure Plus and of Reallies
  • Assisting in the formulation and process to deliver frameworks that meet client’s expectations

UK and EU Compliance

  • Ensuring that all procurement activity is professional and compliant with UK procurement legislation and EU procurement regulations, seeking advice where required.
  • Participating in the monitoring of changes in the UK and EU rules.

Other responsibilities

  • Agreeing delivery targets with senior team members and implementing these
  • Challenging inefficiencies, share best practice and implement change to improve quality of service
  • Being the point of escalation for junior members of the team, resolving or escalating issues
  • Preparing and presenting papers, management information reports and other material
  • Providing advice and support to colleagues and customers
  • Keeping up to date on and responding to any changes within the business as appropriate
  • Considering business risk and taking action to minimise and mitigate this
  • Working collaboratively with across the business to facilitate communication and ensure consistency
  • Developing and maintaining a wide network of relationships with key stakeholders
  • Actively participating in team meetings and  the internal CSR programme
  • Any other related duties as required by your line manager


  • Strategic vision
  • Commercial awareness
  • Passionate about the "Plus"
  • Focus on the customer
  • Creative and innovative
  • Honest and open
  • Collaborative
  • Can-do / will do attitude
  • Judgment and foresight


Project Management

  • Problem solving
  • Stakeholder management
  • Teamwork
  • Resourceful
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • IT skills

Knowledge, experience and qualifications

  • Degree in related subject (or an equivalent qualification) or ability to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • An active member of a professional body CIPS
  • Experience of managing procurement projects above and below the threshold to which the procurement legislation applies
  • Experience of evaluating bidder’s financial stability appraisals and supply chain engagement
  • Experience of working with tender management systems and advertising portals


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