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Procurement Manager job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Friday 04 February 2022

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  1672422RR

At the University of Southampton – “what drives us inspires us.”  As a world-leading, research-intensive University, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise and sits within the top 1% of universities worldwide. Using conventional business metrics, the University is a large enterprise with an annual turnover of over £500m and a staff establishment in excess of 5,000 FTE.

The Procurement Service plays an important role in supporting colleagues in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the effective operation of the University.  Following the successful delivery of our Spending Wisely transformation programme and having supported the University through the pandemic we are now focussed on delivering the next phase of our procurement strategic vision. We have several roles at a variety of levels where you will play an important role in the implementation of the procurement strategic plan. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced procurement professionals to work with colleagues from all corners of the organisation in ensuring our high-quality procurement arrangements reflect the needs and ambitions of the University strategy. As a member of the team, you will need a high level of commercial acumen, experience of delivering an end-to-end procurement process or strong contract management experience, with the ability to build strong, productive relationships with diverse stakeholder groups – including academic and research staff, heads of professional services functions, key external suppliers and partners. See the individual Job Description / Person Specification for full details

Roles currently available include **:

Senior Category Manager – Level 5 (£39,739 – £50,296)

Senior Procurement Manager – Level 5 (£39,739 – £50,296)

Senior Supplier Contracts Manager – Level 5 (£39,739 – £50,296)

Procurement Manager – Level 4 (£31,406 – £38,587)

Supplier Contracts Manager – Level 4 (£31,406 – £38,587)

Each role has an additional market supplement of up to £3,000 dependent on qualifications / experience. 

The University of Southampton is a member of the prestigious Russell Group committed to attracting and supporting exceptional staff to deliver at the highest levels in all activities. In return the University can offer an excellent package for staff on the basis of recognition of knowledge, experience and performance. Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have discounted access to our sports complex, Hartley Library, Arts & Culture Facilities and Staff Social Centre.  

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

In addition to a competitive salary the University offers a highly attractive pension scheme with employee and employer contribution. The University also offers a generous holiday allowance of 30 days annual leave, plus 6 University closure days and 8 bank holidays.

** please note if you are interested in applying for more than role you are able to do so, by copying across information for each relevant position ensuring that you have answered any shortlisting questions in relation to the specific job description.

Interviews: To be held w/c 14th February and w/c 21st February

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email [email protected]  Please quote reference 1672422RR on all correspondence.

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