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Assistant Procurement Manager - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract/Secondment

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are seeking an Assistant Procurement Manager to join our Procurement team based in London Bridge on a 12 month contract.

This role is an important component of the Southeastern Procurement team, helping the organisation deliver on commitments and initiatives under the new National Rail Contract.
The role will be focused on supporting the Procurement Manager and wider team in delivering a range of projects to bring about improvements for our customers, staff and stakeholders.
You will support the Procurement Manager and wider team in delivering Framework mini-competitions, RFPs, RFQs and tenders under UCR16 thresholds, while meeting important milestones, ensuring quality and maintaining spend within defined budgets.
An important element of these activities will be ensuring that sustainable contracts are delivered with a view for on-going management and smooth transition into operations.
The role will also support the team in re-negotiating important supply chain agreement and assisting in resolving purchasing issues.
In addition, there may be some ad hoc responsibilities in deputising for the Procurement Manager.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) – or equivalent transferrable degree or professional qualification
  • Experience of working in a procurement, commercial or contract management environment.
  • Good understanding and experience of procure to pay (P2P) systems and processes
  • Good understanding of contractual documentation and governance requirements
  • Good understand of e-tendering systems/tools
  • Good stakeholder management skills and experience
  • Proficient in producing reports.
  • Good experience of market engagement

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,500 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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