The Procurement Mission
To optimise available resources to achieve best value for money in the procurement of works, goods and services, adding value in everything we do and contributing effectively to the overall University Strategy.
The Procurement Strategic Objectives
- Deliver value for money through good procurement practice, exploiting the benefits of competition, economies of scale, co-ordination and collaboration.
- Raise the level of procurement knowledge, skills and expertise throughout the University.
- Minimise risk and create a positive impact on business operations.
- Minimise the duplication of effort and optimise the allocation of resources through the development of effective and coordinated procurement both regionally and nationally driving change through higher education.
- Make effective use of management information and performance measurement.
- Endeavour to manage environmental and social impacts on procurement by the development and promotion of sustainable and environmental policies.
- Raise the profile of Procurement within the University.
Role of the Head of Procurement
The purpose of this role is to support the Director of Finance in providing the University with effective procurement service and systems thus contributing to the financial sustainability of the University. Specific responsibilities include direct responsibility for all procurement matters, the development of institutional procurement strategies, guidance, training and education and acting as the senior contact for all procurement matters internally, with other Universities, heads and members of consortia and all levels of the supply chain.