Finance, Planning & Analytics
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £26,396 to £31,412
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 07 October 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for innovation and enterprise and sit within the top 1% of universities worldwide.
The Procurement service 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 Officer you will support Senior Category Managers in delivering a variety of procurements across a broad range of categories within a University environment.
We are looking for experienced procurement professionals to work with colleagues from all corners of the organisation in ensuring our high-quality procurement arrangements reflect the needs and ambitions of the University strategy.
As a member of the team, you will need a good level of commercial acumen 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 working in a procurement environment, managing the day-to-day requirements of a contract, preparing and analysing data, ensuring compliance with internal & external procurement regulations, basic tendering and delivering savings & associated benefits. Please see the job specification for full role details.
What we can offer you
As a University we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break and we currently have a blended approach of working between home and the office (based on the Highfield Campus).
As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance of 20 days, accruing an additional day of leave for each year of service to a maximum of 24 days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to a pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities, and a range of discounts.
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 1960022RR on all correspondence. Interviews: The University of Southampton reserves the right to interview ahead of the closing date and close applications early if we find the right candidate is identified.