Procurement Manager

Alzheimer's Research UK
Cambridge, UK
25 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we're challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

The role of Procurement Manager will be to contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice procurement vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance. This role will be responsible for managing the charity's supply of goods and services which will include sourcing cost effective deals and suppliers, maximising the balance of value for money with quality of service/supply.

Reporting into the Executive Director of Finance & Operations, the Procurement Manager will provide professional procurement advice across the charity and procure and deliver contracts in a compliant manner.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
  • In conjunction with the EDFO and key stakeholders, design and implement a procurement strategy which generate benefits and achieves financial savings through insight and analysis of category and subcategories areas.
  • Devise, implement and embed a Procurement Policy and relevant processes to include selection criteria/thresholds.
  • Collaborate with all areas across the charity to promote compliance with the Procurement Policy and relevant processes.
  • Introduce effective cost savings across the charity through value for money projects.
  • Highlight areas of concern, irregularities or ineffective controls and make recommendations to reduce areas of risk.
  • Take the lead on key procurement projects.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand the business need, offer expert procurement knowledge in order to maximise business delivery.
  • Oversee the spend across a range of key categories.

What we are looking for:
  • A Levels or equivalent vocational qualifications.
  • CIPS or equivalent procurement qualification/s.
  • Proven experience as a Procurement Manager and knowledge of supply chain networks and up to date industry knowledge on procurement.
  • An understanding of key areas of commercial and contract law.
  • Stakeholder relationship management, along with negotiation and influencing
  • Cost analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and agile organisation
  • Confidence in presenting and communicating to wide range of stakeholders including senior leadership teams
  • Strong leadership capabilities with both practical and short/long term strategic vision; ability to inspire confidence, establish trust and respect at all levels; strong team player.
  • High degree of problem-solving and an ability to identify and implement innovative ways of working

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum, plus benefits

The closing date for applications is the 28th July 2019, with interviews to be held on the 20th and 21st August 2019. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role, the vacancy pack and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer's Research UK website.

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