Procurement Manager - Flexible Working Available

02 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Procurement Managers

Dartford / Manchester / St Neots / London

Permanent, Full time

Categories Available:

  • Air and Exhaust systems (Construction)
  • Traffic & Marine Management
  • Bulk Construction Materials
  • Landscaping
  • Plant Hire
  • Structural Sub-Contracts

Laing O'Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focussed engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain. We operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world's most prestigious public and private organisations.

The Category Procurement Manager will work across one of Laing O'Rourke's specialist business units and be based from our head office in Dartford, Kent. However, we are open to other locations as listed above.

In this role you will be responsible for supporting the business growth and project delivery for a specified list of categories of subcontracts and capital equipment. It would be advantageous to have knowledge in one of the following areas; Plant Hire, MEP, HVAC, Construction, Civil Engineer, Logistics or similar. All these categories have live vacancies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage vendor selection and manage performance
  • Commercial negotiation and order management
  • Strategic development along with strong commercial business acumen to create compelling category plans - balancing cost, quality and risks;
  • Assisting with bids
  • Proactively execute category plans using strategic sourcing methodology
  • Build and develop mutually beneficial relationships with your key suppliers to identify opportunities and ideas

All positions are currently live and are permanent fulltime roles. However, please talk to us about flexible, dynamic, job share and part time working options.

About you

You will work autonomously to develop expert knowledge of the market, vendors and products available for your allocated category while working collaboratively with your team and other procurement teams across Laing O'Rourke, as well as supporting our internal Engineering Excellence, Design, Work Winning, DFMA and AMEP functions to realise the maximum level of value available from each category.

Why Choose Us?

We are an innovative, forward thinking business who pride ourselves on the quality of our people and the projects we deliver. We are committed to extensive training, development and long-term career opportunities and as such this role is suitable for a committed individual who is seeking long-term career opportunities.

In return you will be rewarded with leading company benefits that only a global business can offer as well as a competitive remuneration package.

We really value difference at Laing O'Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation. We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel respected & valued for being themselves.

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