About The Role
Advanced Procurement Category Lead – IT & Digital (2 year fixed-term contract)
£38,917 - £47,852 DOE & Benefits

The NCC is building the future for composite technologies, digital, and sustainability. We’re a world-leading research and development centre, providing innovative solutions which harness cutting edge technology to a wide range of industrial partners. Now in our 11th year, our growth isn’t stopping, and this is where you come in.

We’re looking for an Advanced Procurement Category Lead to support a wide range of technical procurement activities across our IT and Digital capability. You’ll be the go-to person for the strategic procurement of IT and Design software packages. You’ll ensure a high-quality business-partnering approach in leading tender activities, provide support and challenge on supplier performance, and ensure that procurement is conducted to the high standards required by a public sector environment.

So what are we looking for?
  • Procurement expertise – you have demonstrable experience of managing a wide range of tender activities according to strict standards within an engineering environment, and ideally according to public sector regulations. You’re CIPS qualified to level 4 or above
  • Commercial acumen – you provide scrutiny and challenge to suppliers, always able to negotiate the best value agreements on behalf of the business
  • Communication – You’re an excellent communicator and engager of a wide range of stakeholders. You can build relationships at all levels, manage discretion appropriately and have a passion for providing a high-integrity service  
A world-leading R&D centre needs world-class Procurement to keep the cogs turning. In return you’ll have a chance to make your mark in ensuring a professional and integral procurement function thrives within an innovative environment. We’re building the future and need your help to make it strong.
Apply now!