Assistant Sourcing Manager x2

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Education

Location: North West

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 05/03/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £40,000* per annum plus excellent benefits


Recruiting two roles:

  • Assistant Sourcing Manager for Construction & Facilities Management
  • Assistant Sourcing Manager for Professional Services & Academia

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. The main campus is based in Preston, with others located in Burnley (East Lancashire), Westlakes (West Cumbria) and Cyprus.

UCLan is a global institution, with staff representing over 200 countries across the world as they lead the way in modern learning.

The University have recently undergone a review of its Procurement capabilities and operating model, and has subsequently put forward an exciting 3 year transformation programme.

As part of this transformation, we are recruiting 2 outstanding, ambitious Assistant Sourcing Managers (Construction & Facilities Management / Professional Services & Academia) to support the delivery of Category Plans which in turn underpin the sourcing strategies of the University.

Reporting into the Sourcing Manager for (Construction & Facilities Management or Professional Services & Academia) and playing a key role in the ambitious procurement function change programme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the category vision including the development and delivery of Category Plans
  • Increasing levels of understanding of the Category both internally and externally
  • Highlighting risks and issues, and recording progress through periodic reporting and leading on low value procurements
  • Establishing working relationships and proactively and collaboratively engaging with the relevant stakeholders

The successful candidates will have strong negotiation and commercial experience and a track record in delivering multiple procurement projects using Project Management techniques. This experience could have been gained within any sector. Results-orientated and resilient, with high standards and a commitment to excellence; you must have excellent communication and influencing skills to enable you to build sustainable and productive relationships with stakeholders; and a can-do attitude to ensure you proactively support the ambitious aims of the new procurement function.

For further information on the opportunities at UCLan, please visit and contact Becca Farnon from Allen Lane on 020 3031 9628 at any time.  Please send through your CV, supporting statement no more than 2 sides) and current remuneration to by Wednesday 25th March.  Please reference the role to which you are applying in the subject heading

*Salary includes market supplement

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