Stores & Procurement Manager

University of Cambridge
May 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£40,521-£54,395
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Stores & Procurement Manager

The Department of Biochemistry, a large and flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, is embedded in the School of the Biological Sciences.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join the Department in a management role, and take responsibility for the BioPath Stores - a central stores facility for all departments within the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS) and over 40 other institutions across the University - as Stores & Procurement Manager.

Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, and reporting to the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, the successful candidate will join a dynamic and dedicated team, taking responsibility for three key service areas: management of the BioPath Stores Facility; management and oversight of the Department of Biochemistry procurement function; management of the SBS Vehicle Pool.

With a turnover in the region of £2m per annum, a significant stock holding, both facility-owned and on consignment from suppliers, BioPath Stores is a key and pivotal resource for STEMM research and teaching activities across the University. The role-holder is responsible for effective continuity of the service and overall business processes of the facility.

As departmental Procurement Manager, the role-holder will ensure that all purchasing adheres to best practise and guidelines issued by the University Procurement Service, in particular obtaining best value for the University whilst maintaining awareness of sustainability goals.

The third, exciting aspect of the position requires the role-holder, as manager of the SBS vehicle pool, to be responsible for the safe and cost- effective running of the vehicle pool service, on behalf of the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS), under the stewardship of the Department of Biochemistry.

With experience in the smooth running of commercial and/or technical operations, strong health and safety awareness, and 'can-do' communicative skills, the successful candidate will be able to motivate and lead others to successful service delivery.

Educated to at least degree level or equivalent, the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of consumables demands in STEMM subjects, be highly effective and efficient in analytical and problem solving skills, and will ideally have experience of procurement and purchasing at scale.

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for this position is 6th May 2024 with interviews likely to be held in late May.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For an informal discussion please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, Dr Katherine Wallington (email: [email protected]).

For further assistance, please contact the Biochemistry HR team via email: [email protected]

Please quote reference PH41136 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Further Particulars - Stores & Procurement Manager (Biochemistry)
  • Department/Location

    Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge








    2 April 2024

    Closing date

    6 May 2024

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