Senior Category Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
£42,243 to £45,917 per annum
11 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
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Full time permanent
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Location: Joseph Priestley Building

Reporting to the Head of University Procurement, the main purpose of this job is to undertake procurement exercises on behalf of the University, including EU tenders, focusing primarily on Facilities Management/Estates; managing contracts and ensuring compliance with EU Procurement Regulations and University financial regulations and policies. The role also involves developing and supporting the University’s Procurement Strategy, to ensure best value for money and legal compliance.

The main objectives of this role are:

1) Proactive engagement of stakeholders to develop Strategic Category Sourcing Plans for all third party spend and to lead the implementation and procurement activities

2) Add value to both University Service Departments, Faculties and Procurement through active engagement with Stakeholders and the Supply Market to influence and facilitate the delivery of sustainable savings and process improvement

3) Develop and implement the University’s Strategic Procurement Strategies which cover Facilities Management and Estates

4) Deliver responsive Strategic procurement services across the University

5) Ensure value for money and legal compliance while meeting the needs of the University and Procurement, in an effective manner.

You must be educated to degree level and MCIPS qualified, with proven experience of public sector procurement and experience of conducting tenders to OJEU requirements. You will also have experience and knowledge of Facilities Management contracts and Works/Estates procurement and have the ability to build relationships within the supply chain and internal clients. You will have demonstrable experience of negotiation, tendering processes and providing “value for money” savings, and of managing suppliers to SLA’s to resolve problems and improve supplier performance.

Please note the interviews for this role will take place the week commencing 6th February 2017.

For more information about applying and for the job description and person specification for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website.

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 29 January 2017

Birmingham City University offers excellent benefits which include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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