Procurement Officer

University of Sheffield - Procurement

Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


Factory of the Future
Wallis Way
S60 5TZ


Grade 7

£30,175- £38,183  per annum, with potential to progress to £41,709


The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Catcliffe, Rotherham, is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local, small to medium enterprises.

Boeing is the founding partner and continues to play a key role in the AMRC’s continuing development. The AMRC also collaborates with many other research and industrial partners on generic and specific research projects, many of these innovative projects are often European Grant funded.  Research is conducted across a number of core groups across the AMRC site, amongst them, the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) who, via research and knowledge transfer activities, supports the UK civil nuclear supply chain within the Yorkshire and Humber region to secure a globally leading position.

Reporting to the AMRC Chief Procurement Officer, the post holder will contribute to the delivery of a professional procurement service across all groups within the AMRC and to the achievement of delivery and outcome requirements in support of Organisational objectives.

The primary focus of the post holder shall be the achievement of value for money in the University’s non payroll expenditure: activities include whole life contract management to ensure the delivery of high quality supplies and services.

Offering professional advice and support in all matters of procurement, the post holder will have excellent knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, standards and best practices and experience in their application.

The post holder will work closely with colleagues in the AMRC to understand the required quality and delivery requirements, planning and developing contract specifications to effectively engage with the market whilst at all times the ensuring full compliance with AMRC procurement policies and procedures, EU directives and other relevant best practice.

The post holder shall be required to establish effective contract management arrangements and contribute to the continued development of a compliance culture within the AMRC to meet the requirements of Audit and all Funding Bodies.

Candidates must have the following:

  • Experience of working within a public procurement environment.
  • MCIPS Qualification or other professional qualification with equivalent commercial experience
  • Good knowledge and evidence of the application of Public Procurement and European Procurement Law
  • Ability to seek creative solutions to meet Organisational needs.
  • Understanding of the application of Category Management.
  • Ability to develop robust Contract Management Processes
  • Understanding of Best Value and Value for Money
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a Team
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