Job reference: SYS-5053

Location GLASGOW
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Finance & Procurement
Type of Role Perm - Full Time
Salary & Benefits SALARY £45k - £50k PER ANNUM
Closing Date 28/05/2019
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Job reference: SYS-5053




There’s never been a more exciting time to join the railway. We’re going through the biggest upgrade to our network since the Victorian Times, while running over 2,300 services every single day. As the 5th largest company in Scotland and nearly 5,000 employees, with us you can develop a career. We are looking for people who are focused on our customers. We want people that are looking for more than a just a job; we want people who are committed to giving Scotland the very best railway it has ever had.

THE ROLE: The key purpose of this role is to oversee the management of key contracts, strategic sourcing and Business as usual Procurement activities for the assigned business area (eg. Facilities Management, Corporate Services, IT, Projects, Consultancy, HR) with a view to maximising value for money for ASR. This will be achieved by ensuring the key contracts are well understood by the key stakeholders within the business, that robust supplier performance management processes are put in place and that procurement compliance is promoted and achieved.


Manage and develop the relationships with stakeholders and suppliers of the key Contracts.

Govern compliance with contractual obligations for all parties as specified in key contracts for the function.

Monitor, track and expedite variations to supply and service contracts.

Control and ensure the ongoing improvement in commercial terms for the company and deliverable outputs across the supply chain.

Evaluate and advise scope for new and improved contracts, and the development of internal processes and management procedures.

Work with the key contract stakeholders and suppliers to develop focussed set of KPI’s for the performance of the contract.

Assist in the direction of supply chain performance through development and review of contract KPI’s.

Strategic Sourcing / tendering where appropriate for contracts due to expire and areas of high spend which aren’t currently captured under a contract.

Assist in developing and implementing robust purchasing policies and procedures.

Supplier rationalisation and assist in developing new and existing supply chain relationships.

Collaborate with wider Abellio group or other ASR procurement teams to seek synergies with a view to initiating or taking part in beneficial activities. 

Develop and manage the use of ScotRail Contract terms and condition templates.

Some travel within the UK will be expected as part of the role (mainly Scotland)

THE PERSON: Educated to degree level. Ideally Chartered or working/willing to work towards being chartered member of CIPS.  Excels in developing relationships with critical stakeholders.

KNOWLEDGE /SKILLS: Highly articulate and analytical.  Proficient IT skills including MS-Office (excel, word, PowerPoint).  Relevant Qualifications/experience in Legal Contracts Management. Experience of end to end tendering process, managing commercial contracts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Post covers 35 hours per week, however flexibility will be required. Reference Salary will be £45 - £50k per annum.

ScotRail is a strong promotor of diversity in rail and particularly welcomes applicants from members of minority groups

Benefits include contributory final salary pension scheme, free and reduced rail travel for you and your family, where applicable.

Selection process: Selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical questionnaire. Appointees must submit at least two satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland clearance and complete a six month probation period. Training initially involves a five day Induction training programme including first aid and fire safety.