Strategic Procurement Manager

Culham, Oxfordshire
£48,310 - £59,897 (inclusive of £5,000 premia payment for CIPS Qualified) depending on experience
25 Oct 2019
25 Nov 2019
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Procurement Manager

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Job Title:
Strategic Procurement Manager

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£48,310 - £59,897 (inclusive of £5,000 premia payment for CIPS Qualified) depending on experience + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
26th November 2019

Are you an experienced procurement professional with an interest in sustainable and clean energy generation?

Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The UK Atomic Energy Authority is the worlds` leading fusion research laboratory aiming to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology.

As a strategic procurement manager, you will be joining an inclusive and supportive environment involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from construction of office buildings to complex R&D facilities, apprentice training schools and innovation centres. There has never been a more exciting time to join UKAEA due to the rapid growth we are experiencing as an organisation and consequently the procurement department!

Key accountabilities will include:

-Full responsibility for your procurement team flexing and developing resources to meet the constantly changing strategic deadlines.

-Addressing and resolving conflict directly and constructively within the team, senior managers and stakeholders.

-Prime procurement and commercial responsibility for all projects within your team.

-Works with BEIS and Cabinet Office (Liaising with government) for all Commercial requirements at >£10m.

-Identify and implement all commercial impacts of new / existing commercial proposals and take full responsibility, informing the Head of Procurement (HOP) of all novel and contentious issues.

-Implement contract management processes to ensure measurable performance against the requirements throughout the contract life cycle.

-Ensure the procurement team are compliant with EU law and UK Regulations when undertaking public procurement under OJEU.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

- CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified.
- Degree level or equivalent experience
- Experience of working with public contract regulations (OJEU) since 2015 on end to end procurements
- Relevant expertise and experience to act as the lead expert for complex/critical Procurement and Commercial issues and influence both internal and external stakeholders.
- Dynamic and inspirational leader

- Experience of NEC form of contract
- Knowledge of CEMAR system
- Creative and innovative approach to problem solving

Special requirements:
Special Requirements, Selection Methods and Notes:

The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are reasonable and commensurate with this role that may not be specifically referred to in the job description.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

-Initial interviews will be held on 04.12.19 and 11.12.19
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews..
-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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