Procurement Director

c£90,000 plus excellent benefits
05 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Specialist Area
Procurement, Purchasing
Director, Executive
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Director, salary c£90,000 plus excellent benefits

Brunel University London,a world-class educational institution offering a wide range of courses in London, with over c12,900 students and c2,500 staff, and a total income of circa £216 million (2017/18). 

In 2016, Brunel celebrated its 50th Anniversary since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1966, and it’s mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

We are supporting Brunel as it transforms its transactional ‘tendering team’ into a commercially focused, centrally coordinated ‘Procurement Services’ function; becoming an integral and valued (internal and external) strategic partner with increased execution capability.

As part of this transformation, we are recruiting a Director of Procurement. Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the post holder will lead and embed a new team and operating model that is both fit for purpose and drives value for money. Responsible for current addressable spend of circa £60 million, your duties will include:


  • Developing and implementing a new 3-year Procurement Strategy for 2019-22
  • Leading a commercially focussed, permanently staffed procurement function which will adopt a common strategic approach for all tendered activity that operates collaboratively across the University
  • Implementing a common approach to support devolved Contracts Management and improved Supplier Relationship Management
  • Adopting improved commercial governance and approving the formal adoption of a new eSourcing Suite.

To succeed you must be professionally qualified in MCIPS with a strong track recordof operating at a senior level in a high profile procurement and commercial function.  The post holder will ideally have experience of change management,exceptional communication and influencing skills, and able to build sustainable and productive relationships with a range of stakeholders. As well as this, your strong and visible leadership will enable you to develop a talented, diverse and engaged workforce.

Further information is available at

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Becca Farnon on 020 3031 9628 or email your application (CV and supporting statement of no more than 2 pages) by Sunday 3rdMarch, 2019.

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