£32,548 - £38,833 Ref 14514
Temporary contract until 31st Dec 2019
Based in Milton Keynes
The Open University is one of the UK’s most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since it opened to students in 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating higher educational opportunities to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.
We now seek a self-motivated Procurement Professional with a background in Public Sector Procurement to join our centralised Procurement Team. The post will involve taking a lead role in the tendering process, with some management of supply and service contracts. You will be flexible and responsive to change, have strong negotiation and communication skills and be able to drive forward projects.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be CIPS qualified (MCIPS) or in the final stages of obtaining this accreditation and have procurement experience, ideally gained in the Public Sector or HE environment. Working knowledge of public sector procurement procedures, including EU procurement directives and relevant legislation is essential.
This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for strongly motivated buyer wanting to contribute to the on-going success of the University.
Closing date: 12 Noon Thursday 22 March 2018 Interviews: Thursday 29 March 2018
For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/buyer-14514
call the Recruitment Co-ordinator, on +44(0)1908 653853 or email Finance-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.
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