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Contracts & Procurement Manager



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£55,000 – £62,000


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Business Development Manager – Telecoms

Sam Price


Contracts & Procurement Manager – (FTTP Network Build, NEC3/4) – Worcester – £55,000 – £62,000

Contracts & Procurement Manager – (FTTP Network Build, NEC3/4) – Worcester – £55,000 – £62,000

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Managing Director of Rural Optic, this role will provide and support the organisation in the onboarding and ongoing performance management of all Network Build Partners.
To create contractual frameworks (NEC3/4 compliant) and new Partner onboarding processes to ensure all future partnerships deliver against their contractual commitments and associated Service Level Agreements.
Support the Procurement of all materials and stock and achieve “best price” in support of all network build activities.
• Be responsible for the Contracts and Procurement process for Rural Optic and ensure the process is periodically assessed to ensure its fit for purpose
• Create RFI’s; RFP’s for all future Partnership onboarding
• Initiating, co-ordinating and supporting any Cost Reduction Program initiatives
• Integrate Purchasing into sourcing projects at earliest point possible.
• Ensure purchasing process is followed and is auditable.
• Work with our Parent Company to ensure supplier agreements are implemented in a timely manner
• Reviewing and checking commercial contractual documentation in conjunction with our Legal representatives
• Scouting for and introducing new suppliers into the business
• Helping to identify process improvement opportunities
• Chair regular operational supplier reviews with key partners to ensure compliance to contractual commitments and delivery against service level agreements

• Good communication skills when dealing with key stakeholders
• Able to prioritise workload into manageable packages
• Intermediate Excel knowledge with the ability to progress to advanced skills
• Proven knowledge of working with NEC 3 and/or 4 contractual frameworks
• Construction or network build experience specifically in the Telecommunications arena is essential
• Operational procurement management of specific trade packages for a particular project experience would be preferable but not essential.
• Experience of the use of preferred suppliers and strategic manufacturers applicable to the package they are working on.
• Skilled in compiling robust tender and commercial documents
• Knowledge of different forms of contract and risk allocation;
• Good appreciation of supply market for technical services;
• Experience of cultivating strong relationships with existing and potential suppliers.

• Excellent level of communication, able to influence and persuade others, whilst building strong working relationships with both internal and external customers, at all levels
• Negotiation skills essential
• Able to demonstrate resilience, and comfortable in challenging existing suppliers to drive costs down for a better deal
• Flexible approach to work with an ability to adapt to change
• Able to demonstrate analytical skills (understanding and interpreting information)
• Ability to prioritise and organise workload, working comfortably to ensure tight, and often changing, deadlines are achieved
• Ability to work alone unsupervised and as part of a team.
• Knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation;
• Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or actively working towards);
• Presentation skills

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