Procurement Contracts Manager

Our client use pride and passion for designing award-winning, safe and sustainable solutions, they deliver inspiring environments for tomorrow’s world – in the aviation, defence, life sciences, nuclear, power, public, and rail sectors.

Location: Sittingbourne
Sector: Building and Infrastructure
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £95,000
Expiry Date: 04/07/2022
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 18/07/2022

Person Specification

  • Articulate
  • Accountable
  • Confident
  • Tenacious
  • Commercially astute

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • The Procurement & Contract Manager will manage the procurement and contract administration function on the Company projects which involves tendering and evaluation, negotiation and contract management.
  • The role also includes an input to Subcontract T&C reviews. The ideal candidate will have had previous experience in the procurement and contract management/administration of goods and services in the construction industry and will be a key member of the project delivery teams for a range of challenging projects of significant scale and complexity.
  • Experience in regulated process sectors would be an advantage.
  • The candidate will be familiar with the IChemE & JCT Forms of Contract and may be required to provide advice and guidance to others in the way in which the Contracts are to be administered.
  • Administer the procurement process from pre-qualification to order/contract commitment Negotiating and positioning the Company and its customers in advantageous positions when procuring goods or services.
  • Development and Negotiation of Terms and Conditions in line with the Form of Contract.
  • Claims/variations negotiations and contract close-outs.
  • Comply with Company and Client Quality Assurance and Management system.
  • Based at or attend site as required to support projects, this may involve travel and time away from the home office.
  • Actively contribute to safety reviews and initiatives developed by the Company and liaise with suppliers and contractors on matters of health and safety performance from a commercials and point.
  • Attendance of training as required to support job role and to develop individual skills.
  • Liaise with Company and Client suppliers and contractors providing equipment packages or specialist services, to ensure contracted compliance of their work including deliveries.
  • Effectively report progress to Project Managers for related work and take ownership for the timely delivery of purchase orders and services contracts both ‘for and on behalf of’ and direct company orders and contracts.
  • Develop positive relationships with Clients through professional conduct and delivering a quality service.


  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Surveyors with at least 8 years experience
  • Relevant degree – Quantity Surveying
  • 8+ years’ experience as a procurement / contracts manager in the construction or related industries
  • Good knowledge of the engineering and construction market preferably gained with an engineering contractor
  • Good knowledge of all commonly used model Forms of contract for UK services and supplies specifically the IChemE & JCT suites
  • High level of proficiency in the use of general Microsoft Office software i.e. Word, Excel, etc
  • Chartered Membership of RICS with relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of current UK procurement / finance legislation requirements (corruption etc)
  • Understanding of the Engineering Design process (preferable)


  • Company car or cash allowance
  • Up to 6% matched contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus ability to buy additional leave
  • Discount scheme (including gym membership, mobile phones etc)
  • Family friendly policies
  • Employee assistance
  • Professional development

A customer focused employment business working across a range of specialist sectors, we introduce exceptional people to extraordinary companies.  Providing contract, permanent and search recruitment, we treat employers and candidates as equals, tailoring our services to suit their unique requirements whilst supporting all parties throughout their employment journey.

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