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Strategic Procurement Partner


There are 2 vacancies for Strategic Procurement Partners - IT and Business Services. 

Hays are working with The University of Nottingham - a  pioneering university that provides exceptional research-led education and outstanding student experience to recruit two Strategic Procurement Partners for their IT & Business Services Categories. 

The Procurement team is at an exciting time of change and currently undergoing a Procurement Transformation programme and this role is a key part of that. 

Your primary focus will be to directly support stakeholders across the University to deliver the end to end procurement process, for tenders in excess of £100k, in a Lean, Simple and Compliant manner.

This will include leading the development and implementation of category sourcing strategies, deliver sourcing projects that realise savings and ensure appropriate contracts are in place to meet current KPIs objectives and future requirements for the goods and services within the category as well as ensuring it meets the University Strategy.

You will be responsible for expenditure within their category and sub-categories and for achieving Value for Money. 

As the successful candidate, you will require in-depth knowledge of Public Sector Procurement Regulations, category analysis, benchmarking of current costs against current market pricing.  As part of your role, you will be responsible for managing relationships with senior managers, internal stakeholders and key suppliers. You will also manage contracts for devolved spend generic related activities undertaken ensuring supplier performance within the Supplier Relationship Management framework.

What you'll need to succeed 

  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Have a proven track record of relevant extensive work experience in public sector procurement (Minimum of three years) and experience of working within the UK/EU Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or working towards.
  • An extensive background in a procurement role and significant experience of large-scale procurements is essential. 
  • employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.
What you'll get in return 
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible working 
  • Very generous holiday allowance
  • A highly attractive pension scheme 
  • Benefits and reward schemes 
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Joanna McCarthy at Hays in Leicester or visit 
Job Type
Salary and benefits
£39609 - 48677 per year +
£39500 to £48500 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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