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Title Procurement Delivery Support
Ref HE/3663
Directorate Commercial & Procurement
Preferred Location Leeds
Salary £23,893-£25,087
Number of Positions 2
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 03 Apr 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for a Procurement Delivery Support to be based in Leeds.

 Highways England's business model uses our supply chain to deliver the majority of services to the strategic road network. The Commercial and Procurement Directorate (C&P) is responsible for developing and owning the processes, systems, intelligence and staff capability which enable the Company to function as an intelligent client across its contracted relationships - in particular through contractors, maintaining agents, consultants and other services providers. The Directorate ensures greater value from operating, maintenance and improvement expenditure by building strong collaborative working relationships with our suppliers, by running effective and compliant procurements and by supplier performance management. The Directorate leads on the Company's commercial, supply chain and procurement strategies and intelligence to support value-for-money decision-making to provide the effective delivery of high-quality services to road-users.
The Procurement Division is responsible for determining and implementing contract strategies to deliver value for money across the whole range of the Company's purchasing requirements. It has responsibility for the identification of the best suppliers to deliver Highways England's needs, for implementing performance measurement across the supply base and for working, in conjunction with other parts of the Company, with suppliers to improve performance and achieve best value.
The Network Delivery & Development , Major Projects and Services Business Partner groups are responsible for providing operational procurement services to their business partners. This includes discussing business requirements and specifications, agreeing procurement strategies with business partners (including criteria for selecting suppliers), publishing where appropriate (such as the Official Journal of the European Union, OJEU), selecting tenderers, producing tender documents (including supplier performance measures, managing the tender process, evaluating tenders, awarding the contract, supporting business partners post-award and resolving disputes if they occur, to support improvements in project and commercial management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide flexible business support, as may be required to deliver projects and work streams to time, quality and within budget.
  • Manage specific pieces of work to meet objectives, ensuring relevant policies and procedures are followed.
  • Engage with and motivate others to improve business delivery.
  • Prioritise the work of self and others to deliver business objectives.
  • Collate and analyse data and information and produce financial, resource and other reports to inform effective decision making.
  • Liaise with colleagues and customers, building effective relationships to develop efficiency and contribute to the continuous improvement of services.
  • Comply with statutory and internal process and procedure and maintain accurate financial and administrative records using organisational systems.
  • Contribute to improvements which minimise risk to the health, safety and welfare of colleagues and stakeholders and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts


  • Literacy in office software products to enable production / maintenance of a range of complex documents and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work effectively in an office environment, deliver an efficient customer service, or support delivery of projects though a project office function.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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