Purchasing Manager

The Purchasing Manager (IT Services) manages purchase and procurement activities in IT Services. They work with IT Services managers and groups to ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-manner. This encompasses the analysis of proposals and evaluation of vendors, the provision of expert advice to managers and, depending on size of the transaction, the making of final decisions or recommendations on suppliers and purchases. The Purchasing Manager heads a team of two others and will work with the University Purchasing team to negotiate contracts for IT Services and to advise on and assist in effective IT procurement for the wider University.

Essential selection criteria

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of IT procurement
  • Sound understanding of contractual terms and conditions
  • Strong negotiating skills, with ability to make informed decisions
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others across the University and with external stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) across the University and to external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of financial management and budgeting control
  • Well organised and with good planning skills
  • Management experience, with the ability to lead a team