Procurement Category Manager
Procurement Category Manager - Estates and FM
Your new organisation
The University of Surrey, voted ‘University of the Year’ and ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, has a world-class research profile, an enterprising spirit, and prestigious business links that reflect its innovation and forward-thinking. We have ambitions to be one of the world’s leading universities and have significantly strengthened our position, with the latest league tables showing the University’s continuing strong standing in the top 20 of UK higher education institutions. Our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results.
Your new role
In this role you will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of Estates related activities including FM Hard Services and FM Soft Services. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are consistently achieved and are in support of the strategic plans and requirements of individual stakeholders. There will be a requirement to support the client development of supplier relationships to ensure value for money, and provide technical expertise in advising, guiding and executing robust and financially measurable procurement processes.
What you'll need to succeed
You will need to demonstrate leadership qualities with gravitas and credibility, along with commercial acumen and creativity. You will be either MCIPS qualified or possess substantial vocational and relevant management experience, ideally gained within the private sector, with a good knowledge of the construction, FM and estates categories. To excel in this role you will have a good operational knowledge of JCT and NEC suite of contracts as well as a working knowledge of e-procurement systems.
What you'll get in return
This role attracts a competitive salary and the opportunity to join a forward thinking commercial procurement team with career development opportunities for the right individual.
What you need to do now
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