Procurement Manager

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
£39,748 per annum
20 May 2022
12 Jun 2022
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

UK Research and Innovation


Procurement Manager

£39,748 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington / Hybrid working available

Closing Date: 12th June 2022


Procurement at STFC

UKRI has an excellent and exciting opportunity for a procurement professional to join the team supporting STFC in all its procurement activities!

Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape cutting edge scientific research that can make a difference to all our lives? The Science & Technology Facilities Council, part of UK Research & Innovation, has a mission to deliver world-leading national and international research and innovation capabilities and, through those, discover the secrets of the universe. Major research and innovation campuses at Harwell, Daresbury and research facilities across the UK support fundamental research in astronomy, physics, space science and many other areas.

As a Procurement Manager, you will be joining an established, supportive team and will be involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from Research & Development, Scientific Facilities, Construction and a variety of Scientific Disciplines.

Purpose of the role

  • To provide expertise and support to end-users to undertake a range of medium value complex procurement tasks including sourcing and contracting
  • Provision of expert advice on all aspects of regulations and controls and representing UKRI’s risk appetite in procurement decisions
  • To keep local end users up-to-date with best practice in public procurement
  • Act as initial contact and escalation route to the Commercial Business Partner
  • Support the development of local procurement and contract management skill.

What we can offer

We recognise and value employees as individuals and strive to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability and maintain a good work/life balance. This includes opportunities to develop your career through training and personal development, 30 days’ annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days, flexible working hours, an outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

How we support EDI in the workforce

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’.

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application.

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us.

Interviews: Face-to-Face Interviews will be held on the week commencing 20th of June 2022