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Procurement Manager

University of Bristol - Procurement

Location: Bristol
Salary: £41,732 to £46,974 Grade: J
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: SUPP111262

The role

An opportunity has arisen to join the University's Procurement Team as a Procurement Manager. The successful candidate will assist the Senior Procurement Managers in overseeing procurement activities within the Soft FM (Professional Supplies) commodity area, among other responsibilities.

The University of Bristol spends over £200m per year on external goods and services. The Procurement Team is responsible for obtaining best value for this expenditure and ensuring that University Procurement Policy, Financial Regulations and Procurement Legislation are followed.

Handling over 100 tenders annually and managing expenditure, the Procurement Team is split into the following commodities (each managed by a Senior Procurement Manager):

  • STEMEd (Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, Consumables)
  • Professional Services
  • Professional Supplies (Catering, Print, Furniture, Stationery)
  • IT Services (Software and Hardware)
  • Campus Operations (Facilities Management, Minor Works).

Campus Development and Innovations (Capital Projects, Sustainability)

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting Procurement Processes within delegated authorisation levels, from project inception through to contract award, including options appraisal, tender evaluation and contract drafting.
  • Conducting spend analysis across your commodity you will identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies for the University.
  • Ensuring the correct contract coverage is in place, benchmarking contracts and working with the Procurement Support Office to ensure electronic catalogues are up to date.
  • Ensuring all documentation and contract records are maintained and recorded in an auditable format accordance with the University’s Procurement Policy, Financial Regulations and Public Procurement legislation.

You should apply if

  • You have substantial experience in a procurement role, responsible for tendering (under UK Public Procurement rules) and commodity management, ideally across a variety of areas.
  • Proficiency in the use of e- tendering and e-procurement systems and processes.
  • You can identify saving opportunities and achieve savings targets within a complex organisation.
  • Able to use your communication skills you can work well with a range of stakeholders and develop successful working relationships.
  • A good understanding of Public Contract Regulation 2015
  • The ability to plan, organise, schedule, and prioritise your own workload, with a commitment to providing high quality customer service you are able to work under pressure in an environment of constant change.
  • Qualified or working towards MCIPS Qualification or prepared to undertake Procurement qualifications.

Additional information

This advert will close at 23:59 UK time on 19th June

For informal queries, please contact Theo Biney - Theo.Biney@bristol.ac.uk or Richard Lafferty – Richard.Lafferty@bristol.ac.uk

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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