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

Details

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 https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/uclan 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 UCLan@allenlane.co.uk 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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