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Procurement Manager

University of Warwick - Warwick Procurement Office

Warwick are a word leading University with the highest academic and research standards. But they are not letting the story end there. That’s because they are a place of possibility. They are always looking for new ways to make things happen. Whether you are a dedicated student, an innovative lecturer or a passionate support member of staff, Warwick provides a tireless yet supportive environment in which you can make an impact.

Warwick Procurement office is passionate about realising the University’s vision of creating world class teaching and learning environments and has ambitious plans to open a new academic building on campus every year until 2023. They are now looking for a Procurement Manager with the same passion and drive to make this happen. Sound interesting?

The Procurement office provide an accessible and professional service, maximising the value for money achieved through the University's procurement activities whilst ensuring legislative compliance, auditability and the promotion of environmental and social considerations. To ensure appropriate insurance cover is in place, comprehensively representing the activities of the University and supporting the broader management of risk across the institution.

Job description

Role
To support the University’s procurement function in the provision of an efficient and responsive service, in relation to project and commodity-based procurement.

Skills and experience

Full MCIPS (level 6) or ideally working towards.

Demonstrable experience within a procurement environment, with an established record of delivering procurement strategies, managing spend up to circa £10M and realising savings in line with targets.

Strategy Development: Able to develop and implement routine category / capital project plans to strict budgets, savings targets, timescales and KPIs.

Relationship Management: Able to foster effective relationships across a range of internal and external groups, predominantly at operational level. Influencing skills, collaborative approach and strong ability to work as part of a team

Change Management: Able to identify opportunities for improvements with category areas. Able to plan and implement change projects as directed by senior colleagues.

Negotiation (inc. legal and financial risk management): Able to plan & lead routine negotiations,

Systems Capability: Understanding of P2P and wider procurement and corporate systems. Confident in analysing large volumes of data to support strategy formulation.

  • Manage a defined portfolio of spend. Undertake procurement strategies to deliver best value contracts and continuous improvement solutions which result in value for money, savings and contribute to the University’s Procurement Strategy.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to review current supply chain solutions and implement optimum procurement arrangements taking account of operational contexts, regulatory or funder compliance and applicable funder deadlines.
  • Support non-procurement staff to obtain value for money through support and training. Support the dissemination of best procurement practices across the University.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Category / Project Strategies - Develop, implement and monitor routine category / capital project procurement strategies to achieve strict savings targets / budgets, timescales
  2. Competitive Procurement Processes - Plan, lead and award routine procurement processes, contracts and framework agreements to achieve optimum savings, value for money and timescales
  3. Contract Negotiation - Undertake routine negotiations to ensure commercially optimum contracts, mitigating financial and legal risk (for example total cost analysis, management of payment terms, import, currency, liability and IPR risks).
  4. Cross Functional Process Improvements - Manage cross functional project teams / Category Improvement Groups / formal process improvement groups (for example the University’s Simplify, Collaborate, Deliver Programme) across a variety of stakeholder groups predominantly at operational level to support implementation of optimum procurement solutions
  5. Stakeholder Engagement - Designated Procurement link to one or more operational departments, undertake procurement activity and provide advice to predominantly operational members of staff. Facilitate greater visibility of the procurement pipeline.

Benefits

£5k pa market supplement for MCIPS level 6

30 days annual leave plus 4 days concessionary days at Christmas

Excellent contributory pension

To Apply

Send your cv to Andrea Skelly at a.skelly@warwick.ac.uk

Additional information
The closing date for applications is the 5th December

Location: Coventry
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 + £5k market supplement for MCIPS level 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2022
Closes: 5th December 2022
   
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