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Procurement Category Manager (Fixed Term)

Job title Procurement Category Manager (Fixed Term)

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 1133

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Wednesday 25 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10278

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Are you a qualified and experienced procurement professional?

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Procurement Category Manager who will be responsible for procuring and managing supplier relationships to support the development and maintenance of the University’s campus infrastructure.

In determining current and future requirements you will work closely with several key stakeholders within the Campus Infrastructure team. 

About you

You will have experience working within the public sector and be confident in building relationships with internal customers and delivering quantifiable benefits back to the organisation.

You will also have:

  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (or working towards)
  • Previous experience of planning, tendering, letting, managing and measuring contracts
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation affecting the supply of goods and services including UK Contract Law and Public Procurement Regulations
  • Customer orientated approach to procurement

Experience in procuring from the construction market would be beneficial but is not essential.

About us

You will be joining our Procurement team at the University of Bath, the Times and Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2023'. The role is offered on a full-time basis (36.5hrs per week) for an expected duration of 10 months to provide cover for a period of parental leave.

The role offers you the flexibility to operate hybrid working arrangements. An office base is available within both a city centre location near the Bath Spa train station and on the University’s main campus benefitting from being closer to the stakeholder operation. You can also work remotely with the flexibility to determine your optimum balance of work locations across the week.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact either Tony Brett - Head of Procurement, or Kate Mullan - Deputy Head of Procurement

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.