Procurement Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587
13 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance, Planning & Analytics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1448121RR-R

The University of Southampton is one of the world’s leading universities. We are consistently placed in the top 100 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. There are currently in excess of 24,000 students on campus in the UK. Using conventional business metrics, the University is a large enterprise with an annual turnover of over £500m and a staff establishment in excess of 5,000 FTE.

The Procurement team plays an important role in supporting colleagues in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation of the University.  As a Procurement Manager you will support Senior Category Managers in delivering a variety of procurements across a broad range of categories within a university environment.

The Higher Education sector is changing and so is the procurement service. Having expanded the team to ensure our procurement and contractual arrangements reflect the University strategy by embedding a category managed approach, delivering value for money through high quality arrangements.

As a member of the team, you will need a high level of commercial acumen, experience of delivering an end-to-end procurement process and the ability to build strong, productive relationships with a diverse stakeholder group – including academic and research staff, heads of the University’s professional services functions and key external suppliers and partners.    

You should have previous experience of preparing tender documentation, ensuring compliance with internal & external procurement regulations, concluding & awarding contracts and delivering savings & associated benefits.  Please see the job specification for full role details.  

The University of Southampton is a member of the prestigious Russell Group committed to attracting and supporting exceptional staff to deliver at the highest levels in all activities. In return the University can offer an excellent package for staff recognising knowledge, experience and performance.

In addition to a competitive salary the University offers a highly attractive Defined Benefits pension scheme with employee and employer contribution. The University also offers a generous holiday allowance of 30 days annual leave, plus 6 University closure days and 8 bank holidays.

The University of Southampton reserves the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of applications or a suitable candidate is found. As a result, we recommend applicants to submit their applications in advance of the closing date to avoid potential disappointment.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1448121RR-R on all correspondence.