Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Procurement Manager


Job Description:


At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. 

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

Are you a procurement specialist who is ready to take on the challenge of owning commercial activities for one of the largest departments in government? Then look no further, this could be the role for you!

About HMRC

HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority. We collect taxes and duties from 45 million individuals and 5.2 million businesses, support trade and growth through customs and pay tax credits to 4.6 million household and Child Benefit to 7.5 million families.

What do we do?

We provide specialist support to HMRC business areas on the strategic direction and process for HMRC’s suppliers across the full range of HMRC’s external spend – you could be supporting our Corporate Services, Property & FM or IT categories or Major Transformation Programmes. We work collaboratively with the business customer to shape long term demand and co-create specific commercial requirements. We provide a seamless sourcing service, delivering the extensive range of goods and services that HMRC needs from requirements gathering to contract signature.

Job description

To lead delivery of a portfolio of commercial activities aligned to category plans and HMRC objectives. To work collaboratively and provide professional commercial leadership to business customers and commercial colleagues.

This role will offer an outstanding platform for you demonstrate your excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills. It will help you stretch and develop your technical and strategic capabilities.


  • Supporting commercial leaders to manage and deliver their category plans and the pipeline of procurement activity
  • Developing an understanding of supply market trends, leading practices and relevant innovation for your allocated category
  • Developing and designing sourcing events so that HMRC can optimise the value in the competitive marketplace
  • Supporting delivery against the sourcing pipeline through early engagement with Lines of Business and advise/guide the business in the development of ‘fit for purpose’ specifications
  • Engaging effectively with the market to inform current or future procurement strategies
  • Supporting leaders in developing negotiation strategies and seeking optimum routes to market to deliver the required commercial outcomes and improved value
  • Identifying, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships to support delivery of effective pipeline planning and inform future commercial strategies
  • Building knowledge and expertise in commercial methods, procurement routes and government frameworks relevant to your allocated category
Essential criteria:
  • Significant relevant procurement and commercial experience
  • Good knowledge of procurement processes and the commercial life cycle
  • Strong digital skills across a wide range of platforms
Desirable Criteria:
  • MCIPS or equivalent qualification


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    plus a non-pensionable Labour Market Supplement of £4,000 pa

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Finance