Senior Procurement Manager

£43,414 - £51,805
16 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
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Senior Procurement Manager


Duties of the Role

The main purpose of this role is to provide proactive, enabling support to the Head of Procurement, senior stakeholders and the Procurement team, creating the framework for engagement with the market and providing advice on the current state of the market and future options. 


To take a lead role on identified projects including the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies for all spend categories in the University and ensuring social value commitments are considered and taken up across the University working collaboratively with similar organisations to maximise mutual benefit.


A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.


Qualifications and skills required

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and be a fully qualified member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS). You should have experience of delivering strategic procurement including the application of sustainable procurement principals to the procurement process to maximise student benefits in the supply chain. In addition, you will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and influence others, the ability to construct clear and concise arguments to communicate complex messages to a range of stakeholders and a proven track record of collaboration.


Central Procurement Unit

The post of Senior Procurement Manager is a great opportunity to join a high performing, talented and professional team, with a proven track record of delivering savings and efficiencies, focussing on all aspects of FM and Estates related procurement.


The Central Procurement Unit sits within the larger Finance, Planning and Data Insight section which has responsibility for managing the University's income and expenditure, ensuring we get value for money in all financial activity and that we comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements.


At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.


To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see:


Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (


Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Interview Date: 14 September 2022

Salary: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum

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