Assistant Category Manager


Finance Department
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Full time
Finance Department

18 October 2020 23:55

23 October 2020
£34,943 - £42,914 per annum

Based at Kings Cross, UAL is looking for an Assistant Category Manager to join the procurement team. The focus of this role will be to act as the Assistant Category Manager, primarily to support the busy Estates/IT/Indirects categories, and to work closely with the Category Managers for these disciplines. The Assistant Category Manager will support complex procurements and projects, whilst having ownership of low value/complexity tenders in these areas.

The procurement department at UAL is a truly collaborative one, and candidates should have the ability to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, and representing the department with a friendly, helpful and professional ethos. The post will support to the wider objectives of the procurement team to position the department as a strategic partner with stakeholders.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world’s second best university for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019 with a vibrant global centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We have bold plans for the future, which include the completion of one of the most ambitious programmes of infrastructure investment in the sector and a new Academic Strategy.

Candidates for this role should have demonstrable practical procurement experience, including tendering, the use of eSourcing systems, knowledge of procurement frameworks and excellent procurement administration skills. This is a very busy role, so proven excellence in managing a busy and varied workload will be key. The role will include the management and responsibility of contract databases and project trackers, working closely with Category Managers and the Head of Procurement. In additional to this, skills in data analysis (using Excel and PowerBI) would be an advantage.

Apply Early:

Please note that this role may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. If you wish to apply for this position, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


If you have any queries please contact OEA Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.