Deputy Head of Procurement

London School of Economics and Political Science - Finance Division – Procurement Team

The successful applicant will work as a procurement advisor in the LSE’s Procurement Team, providing professional procurement advice on all aspects of sourcing of goods and services. This will include: acting as lead commercial advisor on competitive tenders of high value, critical contracts; contract management; service management of the LSE’s Travel Management contract; and deputising for absences of the Head of Procurement. You will display business acumen to ensure effective and advantageous relationships with suppliers of major contracts are forged and maintained.

This key post requires an ambitious, tenacious and resilient individual who can work and influence at the highest levels within this prestigious Higher Education Institution, which spends circa £100m pa on goods and services.

You should have demonstrable experience of working in a procurement advisory role and be a qualified (or nearing completion of qualification) member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15/1/2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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