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Assistant Sourcing Manager

This role is Inside IR35.
Contract Length: Until 31/10/2022
Location: Preston


  • Experience of delivering multiple procurement projects using Project Management techniques.
  • Experience of negotiating contract and commercial terms.
  • Commercial experience with an understanding of Total Cost of Ownership and Demand Management approaches.
  • Use of technology such as e-sourcing; finance systems and Microsoft packages.
  • Delivery focus with an interest in recommending and promoting innovation.
  • Able to understand customer needs and offer new ideas to challenge/influence the status quo in support of the business strategy.
  • Written and verbal communication skills appropriate for the effective performance of the role and to communicate with senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of procurement legislation, tendering, contract management and supplier management.
  • Commercial skills and developed analytical skills.
  • Self-awareness, with a drive for constant self-improvement.
  • Ability to analyse both financial and non-financial information to identify commercial opportunities.
  • Ability to use technology such as e-sourcing; finance systems and Microsoft packages.
  • Subject matter expert in respect of industry and market knowledge including networking experience relating to designated categories of spend.
  • A mixed experience of both the private and public sector is an advantage but not essential.
  • An understanding of and demonstrable commitment to the Universitys Values of;
  • Common Sense
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to Detail
  • and Trust
  • as a framework for decisions, actions and behaviours.
  • Delivery of multiple OJEU procurements.
  • MCIPS membership (or equivalent) Degree

Lancashire, England, UK