Procurement Officer (x2)
London Senate House

Job reference: 01268

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 01/02/2019

Salary: Starting from £31,401 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: Other

Sub-Department: Procurement

Hours per week: 35

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing member institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies.

The Roles

The University of London has two exciting opportunities for experienced procurement practitioners to join their Procurement team on a full time, permanent basis in order to support the Finance and Planning Department and Property and Facilities Management Department.  

The details for both of the roles are as follows:

Procurement Officer for Finance & Planning

Reporting to the Procurement Category Manager for Corporate and Academic Studies, this role is responsible for supporting delivery of the University’s procurement and contract management service, acting as the procurement lead for a number of procurement projects.  With a focus on academic and corporate service categories, this is a key liaison position that will act as an enquiry point to staff members and provide insight and advice in analysing, planning, supporting and reviewing procurement and contract management activities within the University.  The Procurement Officer will also play an integral role in the design, development and maintenance of category and sourcing strategies that will support the aims, goals and overall shared purpose of the University.

Procurement Officer for Property and Facilities Management

The Procurement Officer for Property and Facilities Management will provide support to the Procurement Category Manager for Property and Facilities Management, focussing on the delivery of the capital programme; property; facilities management; and, contribute to the development of the University of London estate through strategic procurement. The category is significant in terms of the spend across the University estate and is a key element in supporting the delivery of the University Masterplan.  Procurement support is embedded within the Property and Facilities Management department and as such brings a unique opportunity to proactively shape the supply chain and to influence and drive a holistic approach towards contracts and projects with a focus on the sustainable growth of the estate.


The People We Are Looking For

We are looking to meet experienced procurement professionals with a strong interest in pursuing a career in operational or strategic procurement, ideally from a background in corporate services or property and FM services.  You will have in depth knowledge of UK procurement principles and practices coupled with experience in a procurement advisory role, supporting procurement exercises in compliance with public or private sector procurement regulations.

You are someone who is well-organised with a methodical, delivery focussed approach to your work and the ability to consistently deliver to tight timescales.  Technically adept, you are proficient in using Microsoft Office programmes and you have the ability to work confidently and accurately with numerical data.  Finally, your demonstrable communication, negotiation and influencing skills that enable you to work effectively with both internal and external stakeholders from differing professions and backgrounds will round off your profile.

For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description.

Further Information

If you believe, you have the right experience and skills for this role and you are interested in building a career with the University’s Finance & Planning or Property & Facilities Department then we want to hear from you. 

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to submit a cover letter and your CV. Applicant’s should state their preferred role within their cover letter.

Applications close midnight Friday 1st February 2019.  Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing Monday, 18th February 2019.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

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