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Procurement Manager

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national research centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology.

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager.

You will be responsible for and manage the entire procurement process for all Franklin purchases. This includes both research project purchasing of equipment and consumables the purchasing for the day-to-day running of the office and building.
The Procurement Manager's responsibilities include evaluating vendors, negotiating contracts and preparing reports e.g. on orders and costs.

The procurement it would be useful to have knowledge of the scientific research either in an industrial or academic setting. You will work as part of the project administration team, liaising with the COO and Finance Controller, and also with project teams, to understand the purchasing requirements of research programmes. You will manage supplier relationships and the end-to-end procurement process to ensure items are ordered and delivered at the correct time and keep all interested parties informed appropriately of progress of their orders.


You will:
- Research potential vendors
- Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
- Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
- Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
- Track orders and ensure timely delivery
- Review quality of purchased products with project teams
- Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
- Maintain updated records of purchased products (including relevant quality documentation, expiry dates etc.), delivery information and invoices
- Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
- Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
- Attend trade shows and exhibitions to stay up-to-date with industry trends

Selection criteria

- CIPS qualified or equivalent experience/qualifications
- Understanding of  end to end procurement activities (including OJEU compliance)
- Proven work experience as a Procurement Officer /Procurement Manager
- Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
- Understanding of supply chain procedures
- Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
- Excellent negotiation skills
- Experience of Business Administration or relevant field
- Experience in a research setting (industrial or academic)
- Ability to organise and prioritise own work and work to deadlines

Job Type
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary and benefits
- 25 days holidays
£40000 to £45000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)|Manager (Location / Team Leade
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Application Questions

1.  Do you have a CIPS qualification or equivalent expereince
2.  Understanding of end to end procurment acitivites
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