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Head Of Procurement

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted27 September 2018

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As the lead of the Procurement team, the role holder will manage the team that oversees the University’s Procurement service. The role holder will work with the CFO, and as a member of the Senior Finance Team, assisting as required to review and implement the Financial Strategy, in particular leading on the development and delivery of the University’s Procurement Plan.

Client Details

Regarded as a valued and essential business partner to Schools and Professional Services, and students. Procurement team provides all buying services for the University, it includes category and contract management for all major purchasing expenditure, on goods and services.


  • Provide the strategic direction for Procurement across the University, playing the lead role in delivery of Value for Money, thus ensuring there is effective purchasing of goods and services, demonstrating value for money, and complying with legislation.
  • Lead and motivate the Procurement Team, setting aims and objectives to deliver the team performance to agreed short and long-term goals, ensuring the Team is customer focused and provides a high standard of service to both internal customers and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure the professional and personal development requirements of the team are identified, progressed and monitored regularly to meet the needs of the service delivery targets set for the team.
  • Develop and deliver the Annual Procurement Plan, embedding procurement category management on all material expenditure on goods and or services.
  • Ensure the University follows best practice in relation to category management, and that category plans are in place to support the majority of procurement activity.
  • As the senior lead on procurement, deliver the procurement requirements for the Property & Facilities Department of the University.
  • Provide all procurement related reporting on a periodic and annual basis as required within the University or to external stakeholders.
  • Ensure there are adequate and effective systems in place to support the tendering process, by embedding best practice procurement across the University.

  • Significant experience in undertaking procurement activity in Property & facilities
  • Considerable experience in the use of OJEU/Government Procurement Regulations
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing procurement staff and coordinating the work of others over whom there is no direct line management control
  • Procurement experience within a Property & facilities environment, which includes major building projects (£10 million plus)
  • Experience of tendering and managing high value contracts under EU procurement law, including contracts which exceed £10 million
  • Detailed knowledge of EU and UK procurement legislation, supplier and contract management
  • Extensive expertise, having operated at a strategic level with a strong track record of success in delivering financial savings
  • Proven track record of working in an environment where customer needs are variable
  • Experience of managing multi-functional complex projects to meet demanding deadlines
  • Experience of writing and presenting reports to senior management

Job Offer

Annual Leave is 30 days, plus 8 statutory and 4 additional days during the Christmas holiday period.

Automatic entry into the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with the option to opt out.

All offers of appointment are subject to receiving satisfactory references and medical clearance.

All posts are subject to reasonable adjustment under the Equalities Act (2010).

All appointments are subject to a probationary period.

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