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Procurement Manager (Infrastructure) - Peterborough

Central Government. Ministerial Body.


The Procurement Manager (Infrastructure) - Peterborough will report to a Category Manager (G7). This job description is generic and may apply to all Category Officer posts. The post-holder may be asked to work (at an agreed level) across a number of different commercial areas within the organisation.

You will

  • Lead or participate in delivery of projects, procurement and contract management roles across the full commercial life cycle, at the appropriate level providing functional / specialist input to improve ways of working and business change & efficiency.
  • Be responsible for explaining specialist commercial guidance to operational teams in order to influence compliance with policy / legislation / best practice ways of working and contribute to the delivery of business plans.
  • Keep up to date on changing legislation / best practice externally, to inform internal priorities and appropriate alignment.
  • Contribute to the development of policy / process at national / local level and monitor and advise on effective implementation in the business, in line with environmental targets.
  • Build and sustain effective relationships with operational customers to understand issues and provide effective response / steer for operational needs.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of contracts such that sustainable impacts and opportunities are identified and managed throughout the commercial lifecycle.
  • Mentor and coach others on commercial procedures, practices and techniques equipping them with the knowledge and skills to deliver their work in an effective and efficient manner
  • Manage team members to deliver results on time, to required quality standards and cost to fulfil the business plan and achieve / support environmental goals.
  • Maximise the efficient and effective use of resources (including electronic sourcing) and people in order to ensure that all activities are completed to time, cost and quality targets.
  • Support the development of sub-category and category plans and develop own market category knowledge and expertise



  • The following experience is essential to this post and will be tested at sift and interview.
  • An accomplished Commercial professional with a track record of setting high standards and delivering results in a complex and demanding environment
  • Experience at influencing Commercial decisions at an operational level
  • A proven manager with experience of leading strategic contract award negotiations and resolving dispute resolutions through negotiation
  • Demonstrable experience within a challenging and/or complex commercial environment
  • Working with stakeholders in a commercial environment and being able to influence and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Building and maintaining strong and productive working relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Making effective decisions from analysing financial and non-financial information and identifying key risk and options and then making recommendations to senior colleagues.
  • Communicating confidently and concisely. Effectively communicating with a wide range of stakeholders (at all levels) both in a technical and non-technical environment.
  • Delivering improvements to ways of working and embedding change.


  • Although not essential, we would prefer you to be fully qualified MCIPS or IACCM. If this is not applicable then we will be looking for robust evidence of equivalent experience.
  • Other academic or professional qualifications, such as degree, Prince2, Lean or APM qualifications would be of significant interest as well.

Job Offer

  • CIPS sponsorship
  • Time to study
  • Civil Service Pension
  • Promotion opportunities
  • An excellent and agile working environment
  • Some home working
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
£35500 to £40500 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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