Procurement and Contracts Manager

Brunel Pension Partnership Bristol United Kingdom Procurement Hybrid
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Company Description

Our motivation lies in forging better futures by investing for a world worth living in. As a local government pension pool, we make long-term, sustainable investments on behalf of our clients. By using our collective expertise, we seek to set an example for the industry, and to use our voice to argue for broader change. We are proud to be a recognised leader in Responsible Investment, and a driving force behind structural change in the financial industry.

Values come first at Brunel. How we do our work is less important than why we do it. In fact, we believe that how we do our work will flow out of why we work.

We always seek to live by our values;

  • Responsibility - We prioritise our duty of care to our stakeholders
  • Courage - We make bold decisions and blaze new trails to achieve progress
  • Partnership - We empower people through culture, community & coordination
  • Passion - Our shared belief in what we do will always be the key to our success

We want to attract people from all backgrounds, as we value diverse experiences and understand that they help create an environment where everyone is welcome. The ‘perfect candidate’ rarely exists, even on paper. If the idea of working for Brunel excites you and have most of the skills or experience, we are looking for – go ahead and apply. You may be a far better candidate than you realise!

At Brunel, we understand that everyone is different. That’s why we offer a flexible approach to working that supports our people in ways that are meaningful – and leaves them enough space to have fun, too.


Brunel Pension Partnership Limited (Brunel) requires a pro-active and experienced Procurement Contracts Manager (P&CM), to take charge of maintaining our company's vendor contracts. The role will also be responsible for:

  • Managing procurements for both existing and new contracts
  • Ensuring procurement activities are compliant with UK PCR 2015 regulations
  • Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate solid experience of managing the contract lifecycle and planning procurement strategies. They should also possess a comprehensive understanding of UK PCR regulations and demonstrate a track record of successful project management within the procurement process.

The P&CM will report to the Head of Operations and will be part of the Operations team.


What you'll be doing

  • Maintain and oversee the lifecycle of vendor contracts across Brunel, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies
  • Liaise with contract owners/business areas to determine their product & service needs to understand procurement requirements
  • Assess the procurement options for each contract and advise on optimum approach, whilst ensuring all procurement activities are compliant with UK Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015, where applicable
  • Develop and implement procurement plans in alignment with notice periods and end-of-contract dates, working closely with the business to plan and define resource impact
  • Stay abreast of changes in UK PCR regulations, providing guidance and implementing updated processes/policy where required to ensure regulatory compliance and to drive continuous improvement in procurement practices
  • Project-manage the entire procurement process, from planning and sourcing to negotiation and contract finalisation, ensuring all steps are completed on time and within budget
  • Conduct risk assessments related to procurement activities and develop mitigation strategies
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to contracts and procurement activities
  • Create best-practice procurement documentation templates that can be reused to ensure efficiency of process
  • Work with contract owners to regularly evaluate contract performance, develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) and recommend improvements as needed

Bespoke Requirements for this role

  • Proven experience as a Contracts Manager or similar role, with a focus on procurement
  • In-depth knowledge of UK PCR regulations and experience applying them in a professional setting
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical mindset with attention to detail
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CIPS) are a plus
  • Experience within financial services/regulated environment would be beneficial