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9 months ago
Aecom
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Commercial Jobs
Business Line Government

Position Title Procurement Category Manager

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA) is an AECOM led Alliance specialising in procuring goods and equipment that are critical for delivering aid programmes worldwide.

With the frequency and impact of natural and human-made disasters increasing, we are able to apply our expertise in procurement, supply-chain management, international development and crisis management to help deliver critical aid when and where it's needed around the world.

AECOM, with our Partners TWI and Eagle Scientific appointed by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) utilise DPSA (javascript:void(0);) to support its global procurement and logistics requirements by providing goods, equipment and related advice to all DFID country offices and programme suppliers worldwide, supporting them in the fight against world poverty.

Job Duties:

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Working within your team, your key responsibilities will include the following:

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Deliver the DPSA strategy by championing our objectives and embedding them throughout the teams, working closely with the Commercial and Operations team:

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Provide category management and procurement support to DPSA Goods & Equipment projects (opportunities) brought through by DPSA Country Managers across Africa and Asia. To include:

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Category management activity within areas such as Pharmaceuticals, Food, Vehicles, IT and Solar Energy

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Work with the delivery partners and, sometimes, clients, to develop clear specifications to drive better RFQ activity and Value for Money (VFM).

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Challenge procurement proposals received from our procurement partners for accuracy, VFM, lead times, supplier due diligence and delivery scheduling.

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Provide procurement/commercial support to the DPSA teams which enables them to deliver services in an efficient manner and meet the needs of our customers.

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Implement the DPSA supply chain strategy and grow our supply chain to support operational requirements. This may require international travel and activity.

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Provide business transformation and continuous improvement support, primarily to the DPSA Procurement/Commercial Team, to enable us to improve working practices and deliver client requirements.

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Provide support to governance and financial management: uphold operational processes and controls and liaise with finance to deliver against our financial plan.

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Contribute to a wide range of projects as needed by DPSA teams and as our business requires. This may include DPSA policy development and research projects.

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Carrying out research on recent industry developments to help feed in up-to-date information to the group strategy

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Provide support across teams both within DPSA and across wider AECOM as may be required

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Assistance with bid writing for DPSA and across AECOM

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Any other activities that may be required

Minimum Requirements

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A bachelor degree

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MCIPS

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Practical procurement and tender management experience.

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Commitment to CIPS code of ethics, Anti-Bribery & Modern Slavery etc

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Research and analytical skills

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Energetic and a proactive 'can-do' attitude with professional disposition

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Strong Interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills

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Microsoft Office suite proficiency

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Strong problem solving skills, including using own initiative

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Strong attention to detail and highly organised

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An understanding and experience of International Development and the issues and opportunities facing the industry.

Preferred Qualifications

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Knowledge of EU Procurement Directives

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Knowledge and experience of INCOTERMS / International logistics

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Experience in working internationally and preferably including Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Procurement

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 172665BR

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