About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join our team to work across the West Midlands region.

Role Purpose:

  • 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

Who we're looking for

  • The following qualities/experience are essential:
  • An understanding of legal frameworks and contract law
  • Substantial project procurement management experience within a construction related environment
  • Experience of projects with sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Proven track record within strategic sourcing, managing supplier relationships, negotiation, process compliance, leading complex sourcing activities and supplier integration into project teams
  • Excellent strong commercial awareness, a measured approach to drawing conclusions and the ability to ensure best value procurement
  • An ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure 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 from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people's personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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 unrivalled 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 many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.



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