Head of Estate Procurement

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  • Job Reference: PR/001035
  • Job Title: Head of Estate Procurement
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £75,000 + Excellent Package, Prospects & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago
Maxwell Stephens are recruiting on behalf of the University of Cambridge. 

Founded in 1209 it now has over 20,000 students and over 11,000 members of staff from all over the world.  With the UK’s largest higher education estate of more than 370 operational buildings across the incredible city of Cambridge they are now looking for a Head of Estate Procurement.

This role will lead a team of specialists delivering the procurement needs of the Estates Division.  These span the full development cycle from master-planning and scheme development, through capital project design and delivery, to facilities management, maintenance, repair and improvement of buildings.

You will ensure through this role that all procurement activities are relevant, fit for purpose, compliant with University procurement policies, while delivering highly effective services.

About You

 You have a degree level qualification or a Level 7 Business or Management qualification, as well as this you are Chartered CIPS with Ethics module.

You are an excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills which makes leading a team and building relationships with stakeholders an easy task for you.

You have extensive experience of developing and implementing procurement strategies for Estates related services; as well as this you are an expert negotiator with extensive experience of procurement and supply chain management in both the public and private sectors.



You Responsibilities

 As part of your responsibilities you will provide leadership, line management and direction to the Estates procurement team.

For this role you will develop effective procurement strategies and plans based on effective market insight and aligned to central procurement category strategies and sourcing programmes.

You will design, deliver and manage significant procurement programmes and frameworks to provide the Division with access to the external resources it needs to deliver its wide-ranging estates management remit.  This will includes consultants, contractors, products and services.Using your interpersonal skills you will identify and promote value-added services and promote commercial best practice through stakeholder and supplier relationships.

Furthering all of this on a day to day basis you will utilise your commercial awareness of external developments that represent opportunities or barriers for the University, while at the same time driving financial saving initiatives.

Other Information

 This is an office based role with an opportunity for an element of hybrid working.

You will lead a team of 8 procurement specialists and will take responsibility for developing, training and nurturing your team.

You will manage an operational spend in excess of £50m pa and a construction spend portfolio in excess of £1bn.

 To Apply

 Maxwell Stephens is expecting a large volume of applications for this role. We’re keen to place the correct person with our client as soon as possible. Therefore, we encourage all interested estates procurement professionals with the experience to successful expedite this role to contact us without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 to speak to one of the Maxwell Stephens team or alternatively you can email your cv to cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply.

The University of Cambridge actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

CLOSING date of Friday 14th January 2022