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Senior 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 Senior 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

Skills and experience

Full MCIPS – no less than level 6

Significant experience within a complex procurement environment, established record of delivering procurement strategies, managing spend in excess of £10M across a range of category areas and realising savings in line with targets

Able to lead cross functional projects and teams across a variety of stakeholder groups and at a senior level.

Skilled in developing and implementing top level category or capital project strategies to strict budgets / savings targets, timescales and KPI frameworks. Awareness of the University’s strategic goals.

Capable of managing small teams, (one or more). Ability to delegate appropriate activities, support and manage staff development and performance.

In depth knowledge, understanding and application of Category and Supply Chain Management and procurement best practice across dedicated category areas.

Commercial acumen and understanding of market dynamics and cost drivers. Ability to determine and present options appraisals and business case recommendations and exploit market opportunities.

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

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

  • Lead an agreed portfolio of spend. Design, implement and monitor 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 senior 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 top level category / capital project procurement strategies to achieve strict savings targets / budgets, timescales
2. Competitive Procurement Processes - Plan, lead and award complex procurement processes, contracts and framework agreements to achieve optimum savings, value for money and timescales. - Comply with the University’s financial regulations ensuring good governance across procurement activities in compliance with statutory obligations.
3. Contract Negotiation - Procurement lead for complex, strategic 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. Stakeholder Engagement - Designated Procurement link to one or more strategic departments, undertake procurement activity and provide expert advice to senior members of staff. Facilitate greater visibility of the procurement pipeline.
5. Staff Management and Development - Support the development of more junior team members. - Where applicable, manage one or more junior members of staff.

Benefits
There is a £5k pa market supplement for MCIPS level 6 and above qualification.

30 days annual leave plus 4 concessionary days at Christmas

Excellent pension scheme (Contributory)

Hybrid working (3 days in office)

To Apply

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

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

Location: Coventry, Work from Home
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 there is a £5k pa market supplement for MCIPS level 6 and above qualification
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2022
Closes: 5th December 2022
   
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