Procurement Manager - Operations

United Kingdom
£30,942 - £38,017
Sep 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Procurement Service plays an important role in supporting colleagues in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation of the University. As a procurement manager you will support senior category managers in delivering a variety of procurements across a broad range of categories.

The Higher Education sector is changing and so is our procurement service. We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to work with colleagues in ensuring our high quality procurement arrangements reflect the University strategy by embedding a category managed approach, delivering value for money. As a member of the team, you will need a high level of commercial acumen, experience of delivering an end-to-end procurement process and the ability to build strong, productive relationships with diverse stakeholder groups - including academic and research staff, heads of professional services functions, key external suppliers and partners.

You should have previous experience of preparing tender documentation, ensuring compliance with internal & external procurement regulations, concluding & awarding contracts and a track record of delivering savings & associated benefits. Please see the job specification for full role details.

The University of Southampton is a member of the prestigious Russell Group committed to attracting and supporting exceptional staff to deliver at the highest levels in all activities. In return the University can offer an excellent package for staff on the basis of recognition of knowledge, experience and performance.

In addition to a competitive salary the University offers a highly attractive pension scheme with employee and employer contribution. The University also offers a generous holiday allowance of 30 days annual leave, plus 6 University closure days and 8 bank holidays, on site sports facilities, arts and culture facilities and a wide range of discounts from national & international shops and services.

The University of Southampton is one of the world's leading universities. We are consistently placed in the top 100 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. There are currently in excess of 22,000 students on campus in the UK. Using conventional business metrics, the University is a large enterprise with an annual turnover of over £500m and a staff establishment in excess of 5,000 FTE.

Interviews will be held week commencing 7th October 2019


If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1178719RR on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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