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Procurement Manager /RFP

Job Title: Procurement Manager /RFP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: Permanent
REF: PP/CK/Procurement_1657802975
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager Permanent Reading - Hybrid working

MBNL's Commercial function are seeking a Procurement Manager. This role is responsible for the management and supplier relationship for a specific portfolio of suppliers who provide hardware.

Within this role the candidate will provide commercial and procurement support to MBNL's business and project teams to ensure budget compliance, price negotiations, manage existing agreements, negotiate new framework agreements with key suppliers, and minimise commercial risks

Responsibilities of the Procurement Manager include:

  • Responsible for all elements of the Commercial framework associated to the Supplier Base for which you manage. This includes supporting the Head of Commercial to increase the maturity and evolution of the Supplier Strategy, Supplier Selection, Contracting, Onboarding, In-Life and Exit Management core elements of the framework
  • Responsible for ensuring all commercial activity is governed by Commercial Policy and processes
  • Develop a strong, effective relationship within the Commercial team and all areas of MBNL, raising the profile of the Commercial team and advocating the importance of sound commercial management to all areas of our business
  • Provision of all commercial deliverables, as necessary e.g. negotiation plan, contract risk analysis, benefits analysis and contract creation and closure
  • Lead tender activities using established commercial processes ensuring the strategic requirements of MBNL and its shareholders are met
  • Draft and negotiate supplier contracts with support from MBNL Legal, in accordance with MBNL's Commercial process, governance and Corporate Delegation of Authority.
  • Implement and manage change control process for key MBNL contracts
  • Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
  • Manage resolution of contractual disputes up to Director level
  • Ensure contractual governance / approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
  • Work with relevant business areas to track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs, working with and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts

The successful Procurement Manager will have:

  • Previous experience of negotiating complex framework contracts
  • Procurement and Commercial experience - leading tender activities for your category of spend, obtaining requirements, selecting suppliers, complicated stakeholder management.
  • Experience with RFP's
  • Telecoms experience (Desirable not essential)
  • MCIPS, RICS, LLB or other relevant professional qualifications - Desirable
  • Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment

To apply for the Procurement Manager, please send your CV to

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