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Category Manager - Professional Services (Part Time)

An excellent opportunity has arisen to play a key part in the Procurement Team with specific responsibility for management of procurement for the category of Professional Services. You will be expected to action, advise and support procurement activity in the category. Key areas include tender preparation and management through the full procurement cycle, planning, financial reporting of savings and other spend data, Dispensation processing, framework mini competitions and desktop comparisons, and supporting the Deputy Head of Procurement Services and the Head of Procurement as required in other aspects of reporting, or data as required in your category.

You will maintain excellent relationships with the wider procurement team, counterparts in other Universities, and stakeholders at all levels internally and externally including suppliers, and other relevant third party organisations e.g. consortia.

Educated to A level standard or higher, and will be part or fully CIPS qualified you will have a minimum of two years of procurement experience and will be a team player. The performance of the role will have excellent organisational and people management skills and the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work and keep sometimes tight deadlines. Previous experience and knowledge of the higher education environment is also desirable. Specific category experience in professional services would be an advantage.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Fern McCall Tel 01223 764328.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing Monday 9th October 2017.

Please quote reference AG12740 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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