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Head of Procurement

City, University of London - Professional Services

Location: London
Salary: £54,765 to £61,618
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 3rd October 2018
Job Ref: 60024103


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.


City, University of London is seeking a Head of Procurement to join our successful Finance Department on a full-time, permanent appointment.

The role will involve managing the team that oversees the University’s Procurement service. In addition, the role holder will work closely with the CFO, and as a member of the Senior Finance team, assist as required to review and implement the Financial Strategy, in particular leading on the development and delivery of the University’s Procurement Plan. The role delivers an essential service and its success is vital to City’s Finance operations.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a recognised Procurement qualification. Experience of working in a similar role, with emphasis on delivering procurement in a property and facilities environment, specifically capital projects with values in excess of £10 million is essential. The successful candidate will also have experience of procurement within an OJEU environment, excellent people management and customer service skills. Experience of working within Higher Education would be advantageous.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 23:59 on 3rd October 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 15th October 2018

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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