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Procurement Manager

Competitive salary plus benefits

35 hours per week Monday to Friday

Based in Crossflatts, West Yorkshire, BD16 2UA

Join our Procurement Team

The team’s mission is to develop and implement effective sourcing strategies to mitigate risk within the supply chain, drive cost efficiencies and reduce the overall cost base delivering value to the taxpayer. We ensure we have the appropriate supplier relationships in place to meet the changing needs of UKAR.

Your part in our Organisation

The role holder will

Support the Strategic Procurement Manager in ensuring value is gained from all third party suppliers, leading commercial negotiations where appropriate.

Provide negotiation, contract support and commercial and technical advice and guidance to colleagues for assigned areas of expenditure.

Support the development and delivery of strategic procurement initiatives to meet UKAR’s commercial objectives.

Be responsible for delivering agreed cost savings in line with targets.

Support the development and utilization of strategic procurement strategy, governance structure and procedures across the business.

Support UKAR’s regulatory responsibilities with regards to the governance and oversight of its strategic outsourced relationships.

What we need from you

A proven track record in a senior procurement role, including category management across a range of indirect categories of spend such as IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

The ability to take responsibility for the Supplier Relationship Management of a selection of key suppliers.

Excellent high level negotiation, communication and influencing skills to enable effective negotiation on contracts up to £5million value.

Commercial awareness, a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with minimum supervision are essential for this position.

Experience of working within a Financial Services Environment, especially familiarity with BPO, would be an advantage.

The role holder will have an appropriate business degree or equivalent, and be a member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

Your rewards

In return, we offer a competitive salary, bonus scheme, together with a generous stakeholder pension.

Just as importantly, you’ll benefit from our continuous commitment to providing you with professional development and excellent training opportunities.

If you would like to progress your career with UKAR please send your CV to