Purchasing Manager University of Oxford United Kingdom

Purchasing Manager


Finance Division, 6 Worcester Street, Oxford


Grade 8: £40,792– £48,677 p.a.


The Purchasing Department of the University of Oxford is part of the Finance Division, and provides a professional purchasing service to the University in support of the delivery of world-class research and teaching activities.

 

Reporting to the Senior Purchasing Manager, you will work closely with University departments to develop Category Management and manage internal and external strategic relationships. As Purchasing Manager, you will ensure that the University leverages it's full spend potential and achieves best value for money.

 

The responsibilities for this role include developing and implementing purchasing strategies in line with the University objectives; developing a robust Category Management approach; negotiating and bringing to completion robust contractual agreements with category suppliers, ensuring value for money and in accordance with best practice; re-negotiating existing agreements with category suppliers; identifying, developing, and implementing continuous improvement opportunities; identifying and reporting on value for money activities within your category, and acting as a local expert and first point of contact within the category for the University and Suppliers.

 

To be considered at shortlisting you should have purchasing experience; a proven ability of negotiating complex arrangements with suppliers; constructing and negotiating contractual terms; developing strategic plans for the category and evidence of successfully executing those plans; driving value for money/savings in the category; continuous improvement initiatives with category specific suppliers and internal customers and influencing at all levels within the organisation. You should be educated to degree level and be actively studying for or a full member of CIPS.

 

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 20 March 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 9 April 2019.

 

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator

Vacancy ID : 139325


Contact Phone :

Closing Date : 20-Mar-2019


Contact Email : recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk


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