Procurement Manager - IT & Active Engineering


  • Supply Chain
  • Milton Keynes, England
  • Full-time

Procurement Manager - IT & Active Engineering

CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

Company Description

We’re changing up Britain

We’re on a mission to build the UK’s finest digital infrastructure and unleash Britain’s potential. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the CityFibre family. We’re accelerating towards a full fibre future and delivering Gigabit Cities right across the UK. We’re changing up Britain’s digital infrastructure, boosting the economy, connecting communities and leaving a legacy for future generations. 

A rewarding career 

We’re passionate about our work and we’re passionate about our people too. With a salary of up to £55,375 depending on experience, when you join the CityFibre family you’ll also enjoy benefits like 25 days’ holiday, car allowance, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

How can you change it up?

Working within a dynamic and expanding Supply Chain function, you will be responsible for the sourcing and contract management of a diverse range of Goods, Equipment and Services in support of all CityFibre business departments and construction projects. As the Procurement Manager, you will be leading and driving forward sourcing strategies as well as establishing effective contract management practices across responsible procurement categories through the management of a growing team of Procurement Specialists. You will also:

  • Direct and lead a team of Procurement Specialist Business Partners responsible for sourcing and contract management across a broad range of Goods, Equipment and Services categories
  • Manage departmental data to help form sourcing strategy and value-add initiatives and inform decision making
  • Negotiate clear and favourable terms in contractual and commercial frameworks across responsible categories
  • Identify new suppliers, conduct initial meetings, and make recommendations to the business on engagement and selection
  • Owning Key Business Partner relationships with Directors
  • Owning Key Business Partner relationships with Directors

What will you bring to the role?

You’ll have a track record managing teams of procurement professionals within an agile working environment. Alongside this, you should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of procurement principles and change management. It is also essential that you have:

  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • An analytical and logical mindset
  • The ability to build and foster strong working relationships.

It is ideal that you have experience in the following:

  • Sourcing, procurement and supply chain management of goods, equipment & services
  • Auditing and assessing suppliers
  • Contract Management
  • FTTH/Telecommunications constructions
  • UK/EU procurement legalisations
  • CIPS (or part CIPS) accreditation or a degree in a related subject

Our unique culture 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity, we believe everyone has a voice and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. Even though we come from different backgrounds and do different jobs, we’re united by The CityFibre Way - our unique code of behaviours that inspires how we think, act and work. We back each other, think smart and act fast, and we’re passionate about giving it our best to build a legacy together. 

Ready to start changing it up? Join the CityFibre family today. 

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Additional Information

CityFibre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to individuals from all backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, family status and disability. We recognise that everyone is an individual with a wide range of experiences and perspectives and believe this diversity of thought is what makes CityFibre special.