Procurement Manager

GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

The Procurement Team is responsible from the concept to contract of the Procurement lifecycle, covering Category Management, market analysis, sourcing, negotiation, and contracting for goods, works and services and in line with DCCs licence and Procurement Policy, working alongside the in-life Category Management and Strategic Supplier Relationship Management teams as part of the commercial function.

As part of DCC’s procurement transformation, DCC is creating a Sourcing function of 20 people, consisting of a Head of Sourcing, 4 Senior Procurement Managers, 12 Procurement Managers and 3 buyers and a Commercial Finance analyst. The Procurement Manager will deliver a category led buying approach from tactical buying to strategic multi-year procurements. The role reports into a Senior Procurement Manager.

What will you be doing?

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for: -

  • Manage, lead, and deliver sourcing activity to assigned projects and categories utilising established negotiation, benchmarking, strategic sourcing techniques & sustainability policies.
  • Working with DCC Directors and Executives to set and implement, sourcing and procurement for all assigned procurement projects – ranging up to £100m+
  • Providing thought advice and procurement expertise on sourcing models to meet the different needs of the business – from catalogue and auctions through to complex multi-year transformational procurements.
  • Providing sourcing expertise on one of the following areas: - Telecoms, Technology and IT, Security, Outsourcing, Innovation and Professional Services

The Procurement Manager must be able to demonstrate experience as follows: -

  • Manage, lead, and deliver sourcing activity to assigned projects and categories utilising established negotiation, benchmarking & strategic sourcing techniques & sustainability policies that aligns with the Net Zero aims in the UK Government.
  • Creation and implementation of supplier contracts, incorporating key commercial and contractual requirements
  • Understanding of regulated and a non-regulated procurement and sourcing environments.
  • Ideally with reference to secure and critical national industries.
  • Extensive Stakeholder Management

These roles will change how we will consume energy for the next generation (25 years) and beyond.

They are critical to support DCC and the Smart Meter programme.

What are we looking for?


  • Significant Sourcing experience with a demonstrable track record of savings delivery
  • Proven level of negotiation and dispute resolution skill set
  • Strong research and analytical capabilities, in particular supply market research, spend analysis, business requirements analysis and bidder response evaluation
  • Experience with cross-functional collaborative working methods
  • Solution driven, innovator, cost and value led
  • An analytical mind-set: comfortable manipulating large volumes of data
  • Strong attention to details and proven ability to work in an open / auditable way fitting to a regulated environment


  • Strong written and verbal communication. Able to communicate effectively with junior and senior stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to influence stakeholders in a complex environment
  • We expect our employees to bring to life our three core values: make a difference, act with integrity and be accountable

About the DCC:

At the DCC, we believe in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. That desire to make a difference is what drives us every day and it wouldn’t be possible without our people. Each person at the DCC brings a special kind of power to the business, and if you join us, we’ll give you the means to unleash yours. Here, we depend on each other and hold each other accountable. You have the power to challenge and make change, to take the initiative and enjoy real responsibility. Whether it’s doing purposeful work, helping us grow or building the career you want – we’ll give you the support to do it all. Our secure network for smart meters is transforming Britain’s energy system and helping the country’s fight against climate change: we want you to be part of our journey.

Company benefits:

The DCC’s continued success depends on our people. It’s important to us that you enjoy coming to work, and feel healthy, happy and rewarded. In this role, you’ll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalized plan unique to your lifestyle.

If there are any questions you’d like to ask before applying, please contact or complete your application, so we can learn more about you. Your application will be carefully considered, and you’ll hear from us regarding its progress.

Join the DCC and discover the power of you.

What to do now

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Capita Opportunity Statement

The parent company, Capita Plc*, are a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves, and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions. You’ll also become part of a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do deliver. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

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