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Procurement Manager

To establish, maintain and improve procedures for the control and effectiveness of the buying function in line with company policy and business objectives.

Key Accountabilities

  • The day to day management of a team of buyers delivering the procurement input required on pre­ qualifications, tenders and projects as required.

  • Establish training and career plans for each member of the team, utilising the Procurement Training.

  • The on-going coaching, mentoring, training and development of the team members against the agreed plans.

  • To compile, send out tender sub-contract and materials enquiries for assessment.

  • To actively participate in the tender settlement process, meeting with key tenderers where necessary and producing commercial proposals on tender submissions including discounts,fixed price allowances for agreement with the Head of Procurement.

  • Writing a review of quality answers for tenders as required.

  • Liaise with site management on both sub-contract and materials procurement, propose strategy for the procurement of key packages and agree critical programme dates within a procurement schedule.

  • Deliver procurement required for the project as agreed within the project procurement strategy.

  • Check all order number requests for allocated projects ensuring that the correct process has been followed and that all requisite checks have been made, including but not limited to, financial checks, health and safety checks, competency of the organisation and supervision.

  • Check subcontract documentation on key trades compiled by the Quantity Surveyor prior to issue.

  • Audit procurement activity on sites to ensure proper use of term orders and that all relevant processes and strategies are being met and adhered to.

  • Produce reports for the team on a weekly, monthly basis as required.

  • Contribute to the effective & sustainable management of VolkerWessels supply chain, reviewing questionnaire's, ensuring performance ratings are carried out for allocated projects, meeting with Supplier's andSubcontractor's to discuss performance where required.

  • Ensure project close outs are held recording commercial outcome of key packages and advising on any lessons to be learnt or refinements required to the procurement processes I documentation.

  • Contribute to the overall departmental strategy and writing of strategic material as required.

    To keep up to date with business objectives and internal policy and to work in line with VolkerWessels HSEQS procedures and objectives.


A dedicated, hard-working, mature, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with the ability to work both on his or her own initiative and as part of a team.

The job holder will require good coaching and mentoring skills to get the best from the team.

They will have excellent all round procurement experience, be commercially astute and  be knowledgeable about the construction market and impact of wider economic issues.

Our company

With more than 700 employees, VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the United Kingdom's premiere engineering and construction companies. We work for private and public sector customers on projects from £1 million to over £200 million. With a proud and distinguished history that dates back to the early 1880s, we have evolved into multi-disciplinary construction business with annual revenues in excess of £400 million.