Head of Procurement

Plymouth, Devon
07 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

The role

The University of Plymouth, among the highest-ranked modern higher education institutions in the world, is seeking to appoint a Head of Procurement.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering the procurement strategy, associated policies and processes, and providing professional leadership of the Procurement service, both within the team and the wider University.

The person

A self-starter and highly motivated individual, you will be have a strong commercial acumen with the ability to build strong, productive relationships with a diverse stakeholder group and play a leading part in the external Higher Education procurement consortia.

You will have a strong blend of strategic, operational and business skills and be a full member of CIPS with a background of either mainstream commercial or public sector procurement experience. More importantly, you will have highly developed negotiation and relationship management skills, to ensure that the University receives the highest quality service and genuine value for money from its suppliers.

The rewards

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge business in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference.

Further information and how to apply

If you possess the experience, passion and attitude to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you.

You can apply here, where you can download an information pack that provides more detail about the role and the application process.

For an informal conversation please call Alastair Matthews, Chief Financial Officer 01752 588111.

Closing Date: 3rd September, Midnight

Anticipated Interview Date: 18th September 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.