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Property Management
Manchester City Centre
Employment type
Closing date

This role is brand new to Bruntwood as a business, giving a senior Procurement specialist the opportunity to really create something from the ground up. 

Fundamentally you’ll have great support around you, however, importantly you’ll have the autonomy to shape the process and team as you see fit. Driving change and innovation for an ambitious company that already employees over 1000 colleagues. 

An Information Pack is attached to the bottom of the advertisement on our website to expand on who we are, the role and the recruitment process.

A bit about who we are:

We are commercial property specialists operating sites across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow.

From our partnership with the University of Manchester to develop the innovation district ID Manchester, to retail spaces such as Hatch and Afflecks, Bruntwood owns and manages over £1.5 billion in assets and has over £1.4 billion in development. 

From restoring unloved buildings and reducing waste to shaping and delivering green city strategies, sustainability has always been at the forefront of our business. As the first commercial property partner to join the Net Zero Carbon Commitment with the UK Green Building Council, we're actively working towards a net zero carbon future for 2030.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Developing a robust Procurement and Contract management strategy for the Group, taking into account the specific needs of each division and team.
  • Manage the current Supplier & Relationship management team currently in place, including the internal service desk. (9x colleagues) 
  • Recruiting and then developing a small team (up to 4 FTE) of Procurement and Contract Management professionals.
  • Supporting the shaping and implementation of a new Source to Pay (S2P) system including establishing a No PO / No Pay policy.
  • Developing a P2P onboarding strategy that ultimately achieves > 80% of spend under management. 
  • Creating robust, fit for purpose Procurement and Contract Management policies and procedures that support the Groups’ business and operational objectives.
  • Roll out the ‘Bruntwood Supplier Charter’ to the supplier base including promoting Bruntwood’s sustainability and environmental objectives.
  • Conduct and manage cost reduction and supplier rationalisation programmes.
  • Manage internal stakeholder relationships ensuring that Procurement and Contract Management is consistent and compliant with the Group’s Financial regulations.
  • Deliver meaningful Spend and Contract Management reporting information to the business teams, to help support commercial and operational decision making.
  • Create an effective and reliable contracts database ensuring that contracts are negotiated on time to avoid contract rollovers.
  • Create a centre of excellence for Procurement and Contract Management for Bruntwood Group.
  • Champions Procurement Services to the Group

What’s important to us:

  • You are able to demonstrate extensive experience of Procurement and Contract Management across a broad range of spend categories including Property, IT, Facilities & Services.
  • A track record of creating and developing professional, Procurement and Contract management teams.
  • Experience of Source to Pay Systems including implementation and ongoing catalogue and supplier management.
  • A commitment to sustainable Procurement and Contract management, as well as an understanding of how the ‘Bruntwood Supplier Charter’ can be embedded across internal & external stakeholders and across Supply Chains
  • The ability to ‘sell’ procurement and contract management to the organisation.
  • Be at least a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Experience of Construction related procurement and contracts would be a definite advantage.

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • Flexible working and modern/innovative office space. 10am - 3pm core hours with hybrid working
  • Up to 8% matched pension
  • Volunteer time off - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • 25 days holiday, buy & sell holidays (plus you get your birthday off work!)
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • We offer support with qualifications as well as providing other opportunities for learning and development.

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.