The purpose of the post is to drive the delivery of value-for-money in the School’s operations through the provision of an efficient and effective Procurement function, Working with the Procurement Executive you will provide end to end procurement services to the School, including management of a range of services as defined and as developed. This role will lead on major tenders ensuring the School’s supplier base is appropriately managed and monitored.
The Operations Department aims to deliver end to end services to the School to support its key strategic priorities. Accounts & Procurement plays a key role within the Operations Department which also includes Operations Delivery, IT and Library, Estates Development and Estates Services.
The Procurement Department sets and implements a procurement strategy designed to deliver value for money across all School purchases. This will include developing and implementing purchasing strategy, policies, procedures and systems. As a central procurement unit this department will manage all elements of purchasing, including tender purchasing and identifying, establishing and implementing mandatory/preferred suppliers for all purchasing activities.
The successful candidate must have previous procurement experience and ideally a CIPS qualification. They will have the ability to build rapport and to work as a Business Partner with key stakeholders in order to offer commercial advice and support and ensure adherence to Procurements policies and procedures. Contract negotiation experience is a must for this role.