Procurement Manager Job, Current Procurement Vacancies,

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s Turi is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.

Duties & Responsibilities

There are some things that are essential to working with us:

  • The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos.
  • To lead the sourcing process and design specific tendering strategy in line with the British Council global policy including tendering, negotiating and awarding the contracts;
  • Managing the supplier and stakeholder relationships; and developing the evaluating criteria and evaluating the bidder responses;
  • Running the bidder clarification workshops, managing the contractual process to award of contract and change;
  • Developing supplier risk plans and liaising with other colleagues as appropriate. 
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the procurement plan to ensure all procured goods, works or services are within the approved budget.
  • Manage supplier approval process through the application of a thorough qualification process
  • Ensure that the approved supplier list, spend analysis, market testing and best practice are shared within the School are actively used.
  • Monitor compliance with corporate procurement policies and standards, code of conduct, operating guidelines and local regulations.  Ensure buy-in from all colleagues to facilitate compliance management through the use of regular and management information reporting.
  • Support teams with planning of expenditure and ensures that a good knowledge of procurement, and their application is maintained by all staff and 
  • Implement the audit recommendations from both the internal and external auditors. 

Knowledge and Experience



  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field is required.  
  • A Master’s degree will be preferred.
  • At least five years experience in a similar position 
  • Proven experience managing a Supply Chain Operations


  • Experience in using a Supply Chain Management Software and tools, i.e. Approval Max
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing and negotiation terms.
  • Outstanding management skills with excellent negotiation skills. 



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with across the School
  • Well developed problem solving skills
  • Self motivated and able to work alone without direction
  • Adaptable and flexible with working patterns when required
  • Evidence of being able to lead, manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments


  • Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our students.
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety

Knowledge of KCSIE and safeguarding requirements

Terms and Conditions


The Procurement Manager is a full-time position and the salary will be on the Administrative Pay Scale.

Other Benefits Includes:

  • Medical Insurance 
  • Leave Travel Allowance
  • Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit.
  • Facilities: extensive recreational facilities are open to use by staff and their families. The onsite Phoenix Club, serving a wide range of food and beverages, acts as a wonderful social hub for the staff community and their families throughout the year.

Hours of work and holiday entitlement
The role is full-time and one will be required to work in the evenings and weekends if necessary

St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.

How to Apply

Please complete and attach the School’s Application Form.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 14th October, 2022

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