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Procurement Manager

The British Museum
London (Central)
£44,516 per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2023

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Job Level
Not For Profit, Charities
Contract Type
Full Time
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Non CIPS member

Procurement Manager
£44,516 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 27 June 2023 

The British Museum is seeking a talented Procurement Manager to effectively manage procurement activities across its diverse supply chain. The role will help to ensure that Museum-wide procurement activities are performed in compliance with all relevant policies and procedures and that value for money is achieved. The post holder will support delivery of the Museum’s procurement strategy.

In support of the new sustainability strategy, the post holder will also be critical to the delivery of new, improved processes. This will include the development and implementation of sustainability related criteria to procurement projects where relevant and proportionate. 

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support staff from across the Museum with procurement activities covering the whole procurement cycle
  • Ensure compliance with the Museum’s Finance Operating Manual, relevant regulations and additional considerations as required, such as donor specific requirements
  • Manage the end to end management of routine procurement projects and develop procurement strategies for complex needs
  • Identify appropriate routes to market for high value, high complexity procurements and most appropriate public sector frameworks where relevant
  • Support procuring teams in the completion of framework schedules including advice on consideration of KPIs, commercial and contractual aspects in consultation with wider teams and other stakeholders as required
  • Create and maintain procurement pipelines for key operational departments
  • Identify opportunities to improve the Museum’s supply chain to bolster effectiveness and maximise value for money.

About you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 
  • Relevant experience in a Finance or procurement department with sound knowledge of procurement principles and procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to build and maintain good working relationships within the Museum
  • Diligent and conscientious with excellent attention to detail. 

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated fairly because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We are also currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage and how flexible working could work for you.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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