The University of Wolverhampton

Procurement Manager

Wolverhampton Campus
Finance Department
Contract Type
Advert Status
44,045 - 51,034 pa
Closing Date
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Please note due to current COVID restrictions this role will be remote working until restrictions have been lifted – thereafter the post holder will be expected to attend the office 1-2 days per week. 


University of Wolverhampton is seeking to appoint a Procurement Manager.

This is a replacement position reporting into the Head of Procurement, predominantly based at our Wolverhampton Campus. 

You must have a thorough understanding and proven experience of applying the Public Contracts Regulations, have excellent communication skills and experience of statistical analysis. You should have a professional attitude and an ability to communicate positively with a variety of personalities and job levels both internally and externally.


You will be responsible for the daily activities of the Procurement Department in addition to leading your own Category area, therefore experience with Estates (term contracts) and Capital projects and the various forms of construction contracts is preferred.


The Procurement Manager shall operate under the direction of the Head of Procurement and is expected to deputise in their absence. 


In addition to external representation at national events where the need arises, you will lead and manage the Procurement team consisting of 3 personnel (previous line management responsibility is desirable).


The role holder will require:


  • the ability to apply and understand a robust Category approach to the Procurement activity including experience of implementing and developing Category Strategies.
  • knowledge of supplier sourcing, supplier vetting and supplier performance monitoring.
  • the ability to work on own initiative in addition to managing and mentoring other members of the team.
  • commitment to assist the Head of Procurement with promotion of the section and broaden the understanding of Procurement’s role at the University.


If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Fiona Ward, Head of Procurement ( 


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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