HEPA are looking for a Procurement SpecialistWritten by Anjali Dattani
The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) is the representative body for higher education finance staff in the United Kingdom. Their members are the Directors of Finance and Chief Financial Officers of almost all UK higher education institutions. HEPA is the network for procurement professionals in the HE sector, of whom more than 85% report to the Finance Director.
HEPA aims to:
• Work to enhance individual competencies, knowledge and skills in procurement practices by providing face to face courses, e-learning, regional networking, competency frameworks, and much more
• Provide leadership development programmes and learning opportunities
• Develop and maintain an online repository of resources and information covering areas such as best practice, benchmarking, templates, and news
• Provide procurement support beyond finance and procurement teams, including for procurement colleagues in HR, estates, IT, research teams and those with purchasing authority in academic departments.
We are looking for a procurement professional committed to collaborative working for the benefit of universities, their staff, students and commercial clients. The successful applicant will be prepared to understand the diverse HEPA membership, the pressures on the higher education sector and have ideas to help members be excellent business partners.
A lively imagination and flexible intellect will be accompanied by a can-do attitude, discretion and tact, and a diplomatic but robust approach to challenges.
The post is full-time. PHES offers a flexible working environment and generous salary and benefits but applicants should make their salary expectations clear when applying. A job share arrangement would be considered for the right candidates.
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