Procurement Category Manager (Estates Category)

Bournemouth University - Estates Development and Facilities Management and Sustainability

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

The University seeks to recruit a new strategic member of its team in the role of Estates Procurement Category Manager. This permanent role is one of three category roles in the procurement team. The Estates category is a strategic high spend role supporting the Head of Procurement and the Director of Estates to deliver critical medium and high value estates projects aligned to the University’s very demanding Estate Development Programme including a range of multi £M service contracts.

The central Procurement team supports the organisation in delivering sustainable value for money across all purchases. We encourage a culture which fosters innovation, communication, collaboration and partnership with our customers and stakeholders in unlocking value now and for the future.

Procurement is an increasingly critical function, helping us to ensure that every penny we spend is spent wisely and has demonstrable returns. We work with our colleagues around the University to ensure that our suppliers and their supply chains are competitive, sustainable and ethical and help underpin our organisational values and objectives.

This is a Central Procurement role, embedded within the Estates Development and Facilities Management and Sustainability Team. This role will provide commercial procurement services using Category Management across the wide spectrum of Estates related activities including Works projects both small and large scale, FM Hard Services and FM Soft Services. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are consistently achieved and are aligned with/in support of the department’s overarching strategic requirements and those of the University Strategic Plan and Vision and in accordance with the Estates Development Framework. As the Procurement lead for Estates, including line management responsibility for Procurement in Estates, you will develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure we achieve value for money, and provide technical expertise in advising, guiding and executing procurement processes, including both EU and non-EU tenders.

Your proven skills and experience within cross functional teams coupled with your ability to work with and influence different groups of people and differing objectives related to Procurement as well as your keen eye for detail and analytical skills will be what set you apart.  You will be an experienced Category Manager, used to dealing with complex construction or Estates types of Procurement. You will be experienced managing stakeholder groups and will be skilled in delivering tangible value for money

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A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.  We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Monday 23 April 2018

Interview Date: TBC

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