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Head of Procurement (9554)

About the Role

As Head of Procurement you will be responsible for developing, advising and implementing procurement policy and procedures for TransPennine Express to maximise value for money and adhere to respective legislations for the acquisition of goods and services.

The successful candidate will lead Company's contracts and procurement activity to implement the procurement strategy, developing processes and systems required to deliver effective procurement and post contract management.  This will require strong organisation and influencing skills to achieve the desired results.

As a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will work with colleagues and the wider FirstGroup business and demonstrate a broad awareness of the business.

About You

You will be a well organised, approachable and reliable individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills. With a relevant qualification (CIPS or equivalent) and demonstrable skills and experience in:

  • leading a team
  • UK procurement legislation
  • financial and commercial management
  • operational management
  • risk management
  • contract management and service level agreements
  • corporate, industry and professional standards
  • project management

You will have a proven track record in delivery.  Rail industry experience is desirable, but not essential.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and influencing skills, both within a local team environment and within a wider stakeholder environment.

To apply please complete an online application and upload your CV along with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role.

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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, M1 6LT
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • Closing Date:
    1 April 2019
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