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Procurement Associate Category Manager

University of East Anglia - Finance, Planning and Governance Division - Procurement and Insurance Services

Location: Norwich
Salary: Starting salary from £28,929 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £35,308 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 7th March 2024
Job Ref: SC4603

Fixed term role for 12 months

Procurement Associate Category Manager (Grade 6, Secretarial & Clerical): Starting salary from £28,929 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £35,308 per annum. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the UEA Procurement and Insurance Services Team.

The position will, fall under the guidance of the Head of Procurement and Insurance, contribute to achieving savings targets and to embedding best practice within procurement processes and decisions; as well as ensuring compliance with UK legal obligations. Day-to-day procurement is devolved to budget holders and the procurement service supports this activity through central procurement for common goods and services, along with providing advice to the wider procurement community. Additionally, the role/s will help lead the recovery, interpretation and use of data and management information to support the above activity and play a fundamental part in the understanding/implementation of the forthcoming Procurement Act legislation, which is applicable from October 2024.

The post holder will work closely with colleagues in the Procurement Service, Faculties and Professional Services across the University to ensure compliance with the University’s financial Regulations and the Procurement Act 2023. Activities will include, but are not limited to, analysis of purchasing needs; preparation of procurement plans; undertake procurement activity; establish stakeholder service standards; benchmark; monitor supplier performance; tender; contribute to savings targets and undertake contract review. 

This post is available on a full-time basis, available on a 12-month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave (Procurement Associate Category Manager) or 30 days annual leave (Procurement Category Manager) inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time).
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 7 March 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

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