Our client is a world class Higher Education Institution and is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Procurement Manager to join its team of Procurement professionals.
With an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation and for links with business and industry and ranked comfortably within the top 10 of all UK university league tables, our client offers a diverse, exciting and rewarding procurement environment, with the opportunity to be challenged and to make a real contribution to the organisation.
Our client is looking for individuals who relish such environments, who are dynamic and can build effective relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers. Managing a defined portfolio of spend, you will develop and undertake category strategies to deliver best value contracts and continuous improvement solutions, working to robust procurement, regulatory and audit procedures and contributing to the delivery of an efficient, responsive and value generating Procurement service.
You will understand market dynamics and cost drivers and have experience of undertaking a range of sourcing activities including RFQs, formal tenders and sourcing competitions. You will be a keen negotiator with strong contract management experience to ensure full benefits realisation and robust supplier management. Customer service is a significant part of the role requiring excellent communication, planning and organisational skills and the ability to foster effective and collaborative relationships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
For more information, please download the Job Description and Person Specification here.
What will you get in return?
You will receive a generous annual annual leave entitlement plus four customary shut down days over Christmas, and eight statutory bank holidays. As well as a very competitive pension scheme by the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with employer contributions of 21.6%, you will also receive –
- Access to online and in person training courses ran by the University.
- Free eye care vouchers and preferred rates for a dental plan.
- Discounted travel.
- Discounts at Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Sport Membership.
- Enrolment onto the Employee Assistance Programme, a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7.
- Eligibility for a TOTUM card which provides savings at restaurants, cinemas and a taste card for free.
Hybrid working is offered currently on a minimum 60% in-office working with optional 40% remote working and subject to wider Finance Office / Estates Office working practices.
The role is advertised full time (36.5 hours per week) however we would consider applications from individuals interested in working part time hours (a minimum of 30 hours), subject to operational needs. If you are seeking to work part time, please state your minimum and maximum hours (which may be the same) when you apply.
How to apply
The University of Warwick has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign. To apply for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word Document below or by email to email@example.com This is your opportunity to showcase how your skills and experience match the person specification and your desire for working in this team at the University of Warwick.
Please ensure you include the following in your CV; full education history and reasons for leaving previous roles, explaining any gaps in work history.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Previous applicants need not apply.