Assistant Sourcing Manager x2
Location: North West
Date posted: 05/03/2020
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 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