About the role

Establish a framework management team accountable for all indirect categories of spend across the business

Lead the development and execution of procurement strategies, with focus on project wide strategic sourcing of both direct and indirect packages

Lead and drive the performance of the frameworks team and our selected supply chain partners to deliver the strategic objectives of the project as a whole

Lead the integration of an e-Procurement solution (Jaggaer) into the BBV JV to maximise efficiency

Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders through a regular, transparent two-way communication and collaborate with supply chain, HS2 and Partner organisations

What you'll be doing

To support the delivery of¯a best in class Supply Chain Strategy that drives the key priorities of Strategic Alignment (with Balfour Beatty, Vinci, BBV JV and HS2 strategies), Core Operational Excellence (Subcontractor Excellence and¯Supplier¯Relationship Management, Supply Chain Development and Performance Measurement), Delivery of Customer Priorities, Feedback, Learning and Continuous Improvement through:

Creating procurement strategies that deliver best value for the Integrated Project Team (IPT)

Leading and shaping the BBV JV procurement and supply chain management plans and reporting processes

Manager the Tender Event Schedule (TES) on behalf of the project

Working with the BBV JV Commercial and Finance teams to implement BBV JV procurement process and procedures

Liaise with project team to understand project requirements and develop schedules into project procurement plans

Development of package specific sourcing plans RFQs, evaluation of supplier responses, negotiations with suppliers, order placement and contract management

Identify demand and capacity issues within the supply chain and the development of risk mitigation strategies

Analyse performance management information relating to suppliers and implement actions to ensure continuous improvement within the supply chain

Ensure our e-procurement solution (Jaggaer) and R12 are utilised to maximum effectiveness across the project and manage any audit requirements

Manage procurement relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders

Keep abreast of market developments, demand trends and risks, and ensure that each client™s requirements are understood

Focus on exceeding minimum service expectations by delivering an agile, value adding service with a deep understanding of customer requirements, technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency

Establish performance led, long term supplier relationships focusing on value for money, service & product quality and continuous improvement to drive competitive advantage for BBV JV and HS2

Contribute to communications with the BBV Parent Company Procurement teams to share information and learning and participate and lead where required in Procurement focussed advisory Committees

Work alongside the Collaborative Procurement Hub to deliver best value for HS2 as a programme

Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams

Demonstrate the BBV behaviours

Collaborate relentlessly

Ensure a relentless focus on Health & Safety

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

An understanding of legal frameworks and contract law

Substantial procurement management experience within a construction related environment

Strong experience in a category/framework management environment

Proven track record within strategic sourcing, managing supplier relationships, negotiation, process compliance, leading complex sourcing activities and supplier integration into projects/businesses

Excellent analytical skills, strong commercial awareness, a measured approach to decision making and the ability to ensure best value procurement

An ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

MCIPS qualification or degree or similar equivalent

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging railway project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2™s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people in the area to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 through the West Midlands area and are looking for a wide range of experts to join the team and support this unique, ground breaking project.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

You could help us build that civil infrastructure:

  • 42 viaducts totaling over 11km, 66 over-bridges;
  • More than 35 cuttings reaching over 30km;
  • 56 culverts and other under-bridges;
  • 66 embankments reaching over 33km;
  • Building four motorway crossings requiring box structures and six interfaces with the existing rail requiring both dive-under and over-bridge structures.

About us

Balfour Beatty Vinci is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures creating unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond. In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered a number of key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure. Our partnership - between two of the world's largest construction companies - creates unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

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