Assistant Procurement Manager - Construction

£35300 to £38580 per year
13 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP


Assistant Procurement Manager - Construction


£35,295 per annum (rising to £38,575 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

35 hours per week


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 12,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.

The Assistant Procurement Manager will work on construction related tenders with support from the Group Procurement Manager ensuring value for money and regulatory compliance. The group has a target to build 30,000 new properties by 2027 so this role focussing on construction procurement is vital to support this goal.

The role of Assistant Procurement Manager will include –

  • Tendering and compiling OJEU compliant contracts and frameworks, including drafting and negotiating commercially viable contracts in compliance with legislation and the Groups corporate social responsibility strategy
  • Conducting research to obtain market intelligence and assess trends to enable the most effective and efficient contracts
  • Working with a variety of stakeholders to support further competitions under existing framework agreements
  • Maintaining a current, fit for purpose supplier base
  • Working with a team ensuring an outstanding level of performance

Skills and experiences –

  • Previous construction procurement experience be this in a Procurement, or Quantity Surveyor environment
  • Ideally you will have experience working within EU procurement directives including framework contracts and dynamic procurement solutions
  • Excellent negotiation, rapport building and influencing skills both internally and externally,  with a keen eye for detail
  • Proficient user of Microsoft office including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Some travel may be required in the role so a Full UK driving license is desirable

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public  holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counseling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient benefits
  • Learning and development opportunities

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Closing Date: 27 February 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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