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Procurement & Contracts Manager

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Procurement Manager
  • Position available at Manchester Airport
  • Competitive salary and car allowance plus 11% pension & bonus
  • Drive sustainable value across our large Group of airports and airport related services
  • Flexible/ Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds


About us:


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAGUSA based out of Chicago. We know that airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! They are 24/7 self-contained towns, with our property portfolio spanning 6m square feet of: office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, event locations and corporate hospitality etc.


About the Team:


The Procurement and Contracts team at MAG are critical to our recovery. Driving sustainable value across our large Group of airports has never been more important. We are changing the way we work, building back smarter, and we are now looking for Procurement professionals with a wide range of experience to join our team.


We work across categories, and across airports to deliver projects that maximise opportunities and minimise risk for Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Managing our cost base is paramount to our post pandemic recovery, but with such a diverse business portfolio, the variety of activities is huge. Collaboration is key here, projects are often complex and critical, involving multiple stakeholders and suppliers. There is responsibility from the moment you join us, in a supportive, inclusive environment with a real opportunity to progress. We offer hybrid working with 2-3 days a week in the office and 2-3 days a week from home.


The role:


We are looking for an experienced Procurement & Contracts Manager to join the IT category within Group Business Services.


The role will involve a level of sourcing and contractual activity for the IT category. You will develop and implement sub-category strategies that are aligned with business areas and work across categories to deliver overall benefits for the Group. The role requires the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships, not only as a team player but also as a line manager.


We are also interested to hear from Procurement professionals at all levels who would like to join our talent pool for future roles that we are anticipating we will require as part of our Transformation agenda.




At MAG, we challenge our teams to deliver better solutions in a more sustainable way, whilst modernising practices and innovating the airport experience. Your contribution will truly make a difference to the airport experience for colleagues, partners and guests. In return, there is a huge variety of work and opportunities to grow within the business. Our Procurement Managers are a leadership grade within our team. We expect you to:


  • “Deliver beyond savings” - Develop, manage, and implement category strategies that support business needs and align with organisational values.
  • Drive commercial and operational KPIs
  • Coach and mentor our Buyer and Apprentice community
  • Provide delivery and functional support to the Head of Procurement and Contracts across the Group functions and the Airports for the provision of a full range of procurement, commercial, contract formulation and management and supplier relationship activities for the category.
  • Demonstrate a track record of successfully managing a category or area of spend at a strategic level
  • Demonstrate advanced stakeholder management skills
  • Be qualified to degree level (or have an equivalent experience level) with MCIPS (or working towards MCIPS, with financial support from us!).
  • Minimum 10 years Procurement experience, with at least 3 years specialising in an IT Category or similar





At MAG we value and celebrate difference; colleagues feel like they belong and are valued in a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment with fair access to opportunities. Our benefits include:


  • Competitive base salary and car allowance
  • Discretionary bonus potential
  • 11% company contribution pension
  • Free parking and subsidised public transport
  • Discounts on company products
  • Career development opportunities
  • 25 days Holiday entitlement (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Great work culture within a focused and professional and friendly Team
  • Access to our employee rewards portal with discounts and savings


How to apply:


Please submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter, outlining relevant experience that makes you the ideal candidate for this role.


This advert will close on Friday 8th July 2022


Equal Opportunities


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.



Reasonable Adjustments


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing

For more information on our equal opportunities and diversity policy please view our Equal Opportunities page on our careers site.


MAG is a Disability Confident – Committed Employer