Procurement Manager x 2

University of Southampton - Transactions & Procurement

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 24,000 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.

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. These exciting new positions bring together the opportunity to support the senior category managers in delivering a variety of procurements across a broad range of categories within a university environment.

The Higher Education sector is changing and so is the procurement service, we are looking to expand in order to ensure our procurement arrangements reflect the University strategy by embedding a category managed approach, delivering value for money through high quality arrangements. 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 a diverse stakeholder group – including academic and research staff, heads of the University’s professional services functions and 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 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 Defined Benefits 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. In addition to a competitive salary etc.

Interviews: w/c 11th September and w/c 18thSeptember 2017

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Charlene Tyson on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote vacancy reference number 874817RR-R on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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