University of East London

Procurement Category Manager

Docklands, London
£46,000-£53,000 pa + excellent benefits (depending on experience)
09 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

If you’re used to managing end-to-end procurement processes, including tenders, and looking for the next challenge in your flourishing career, this opportunity to join UEL as a Procurement Category Manager could be ideal.

Right now, we’re busy developing and implementing a brand new strategy, Vision 2028, to transform the University’s curriculum and partnerships and make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our Finance Department is playing its part by providing quality financial information and advice, bringing our procurement practices into a brand new framework and getting stakeholders on board with our plans. That’s where you come in.

Responsible in the main, for all aspects of our Estates & Facilities procurement activities, we’ll look to you to come up with a category plan and sourcing strategy and lots more besides. You’ll enjoy support from a motivated team of Category Assistants whose remit is to engage with stakeholders across the University, as well as existing, new and potential suppliers. That means that, not only will you help us achieve the highest level of value for money, you’ll have huge scope in terms of directing, mentoring and developing a team too.

Liaising with stakeholders to get their buy in, sourcing suppliers, managing and monitoring performance and ensuring legal compliance – all are part and parcel of this interesting, varied and vital role.

You’ll need to be relevantly qualified, with excellent customer management skills, however your procurement experience needn’t be Estates & Facilities related. We’re actually more interested in the quality and depth of your knowledge. Comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders and suppliers, you have the tenacity, persuasiveness and resilience it takes to build partnerships and deal with push backs. You’re also someone who can act as an advocate for professional procurement and inspire others due to your openly enthusiastic approach.

So, if you’re looking for a rare chance to play a major role in helping to bring procurement practices into a modern framework, not to mention genuine personal progression and career development potential, here’s your opportunity.

At UEL, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a unique working environment which combines a tradition of academic excellence and innovation with a location at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. East London is experiencing rapid development too, making it one of the most stimulating parts of London in which to work. We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

Closing date: 29th September 2019.

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