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Strategic Contracts and Procurement Manager

Finance - Procurement

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £44,960 to £56,023
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 April 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0655-23-R
Further details:    Job Description     About the University of Sunderland    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 19 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join our Procurement department on a permanent basis.

Within this role you will direct and manage Procurement on behalf of the university and its subsidiaries in the university group, whilst achieving strategic business objectives and ensuring compliance with legal and fiscal regulations.

What you can bring 

The ideal candidate will possess significant experience of leading, managing and developing professional staff and teams. You will have extensive knowledge of public procurement legislation and competitive tendering and contract management knowledge.

What we can offer you 

Our university is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. At the University of Sunderland, we prioritise not only your professional growth but also your happiness and well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 36 days, along with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrolment into our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • Access to our “My Lifestyle Benefits Platform”, where you can enjoy online discounts at hundreds of retailers every day. Plus, take advantage of exclusive schemes that allow you to purchase a new car, bike, or technology at a discounted rate. 
  • Your health and well-being are important to us. That's why we provide access to discounted private medical insurance, health cash plans, and guidance on financial well-being.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle is made easy with discounted membership for CitySpace Fitness, our state-of-the-art facility for sports and social activities. 

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

Our work on equality, diversity and inclusivity has never been more important. We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us.

Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th April 2024

For any informal enquires on the role, please contact Amelia Beaumont - amelia.beaumont@sunderland.ac.uk 

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