Supplier Management Officer

University of Manchester

About IT Services

IT Services at the University of Manchester is a vibrant and fast-moving department, we focus on delivering excellent customer service and quality services for our staff, students and researchers. 

The Role

IT Services is looking for an experienced Supplier Management Officer. Working with colleagues in ITS services and stakeholders across the institution, you will be responsible for supporting the IT Supplier Managers in managing IT Services relationships with its suppliers. This includes assisting and supporting with the day-to-day activities regarding supplier negotiation and performance monitoring to ensure that IT Services receive high-quality goods and services at competitive prices. You will also be responsible for maintaining supplier information and analysing relevant supplier data.

The Person
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of managing contracts and the methods and techniques to ensure suppliers adhere to agreed contract requirements.
  • Knowledge of purchasing regulations and laws, particularly within the public sector
  • The ability to establish relationships, identify and manage key stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
  • A good understanding of procurement practices including sourcing strategies.
  • Experience of using procurement systems, maintaining data and adhering to related purchasing processes e.g., statements of work, purchase orders etc.

What can you expect in return

Our diverse job opportunities all include a top benefits package that includes many features that are hard to find in the private sector:

  • Generous annual leave allowance, including Christmas/New Year closure;
  • Pension scheme membership to provide benefits for you and your family;
  • Well-being programme with counselling, fitness and leading sports facilities;
  • Learning and development opportunities;
  • Season ticket loans for public transport;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Workplace nursery scheme;
  • Staff recognition schemes;
  • Staff discounts on a range of products and services including travel and high street savings.

In fact, there are so many benefits available you can see more of them by clicking HERE

Find out more about our organisation and values:

When completing the additional information section of your application, please ensure you make reference to the job description and person specification above, as this will form an integral part of the shortlisting process.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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