Procurement Manager

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Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
10 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Manager

Job number    SUPP103086
Division/School   Finance Services
Contract type     Open ended contract staff
Working pattern   Full time
Salary                 £36,001 to £40,523 per annum
Closing date for applications       30-Mar-2017

The University of Bristol is internationally renowned and one of the very best in the UK due to its outstanding teaching, research, superb facilities and the highly talented students and staff. The University has around 19,000 students and a turnover in excess of c£460m pa. The financial environment for Higher Education is going through a period of major change and challenge; at the same time the University has made and is continuing to implement major changes to its finance systems and processes.
A vacancy has arisen within the University's Procurement Team at an important stage in its development for a full time open ended managerial position. Over the last few years significant progress has been made in embedding a more strategic approach to procurement and we are seeking to recruit an experienced professional to lead this continued progression.  The role involves leading procurement activities across a range of commodity areas. Applications from candidates without extensive relevant procurement experience will not be considered.  
The University of Bristol spends over £100m per year on external goods and services. The Procurement Team is responsible for obtaining best value for this expenditure and ensuring that University procurement regulations and Procurement legal requirements are followed. 
The Team handles over 100 tenders annually as well as managing expenditure on various commodities, in particular where expenditure is above £25k. Additionally, the University has embedded eProcurement and the Team are heavily involved in optimising its use. The main contract areas which are likely to be managed in this role will be laboratories equipment and consumables crossing over with Engineering but flexibility across other categories is required. The Department also supports a diverse range of one off purchases of goods and services.
Informal enquiries can be made to Anj Cooke (
The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.