Sustainability Procurement Project Manager

  • £45,858 - £54,395
  • Permanent
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 18475
  • Sian Gardiner

Salary £45,858 to £54,395 with potential progression once in post to £61,198
In addition the University offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
Location Edgbaston (Hybrid)

The University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a Sustainability Procurement Project Manager. Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Insurance and working closely with the Head of Sustainability the Sustainability Procurement Project manager will play a pivotal role in helping University of Birmingham achieve net-zero and maximise its positive impact throughout its purchasing and contracting.
We have begun this work by creating a trajectory for the reduction in our Scope 3 emissions and isolating those suppliers with the greatest spend. With the support of Hoare Lea we have begun the creation of a strategy to support the reduction of our emissions created through the purchase of goods and services and capital goods which as Sustainability Procurement Project Manager you will lead on the delivery of.
You will bring with you a proven track record of supply chain management or sustainable procurement within a large complex organisation and will have a passion for and a clear vision of how we can work towards net-zero in our supply chain. You will possess exceptional relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams to influence and deliver impactful initiatives and change.
The University of Birmingham

Ranked in the top 100 universities globally, Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group and a founding member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities. The quality of our research has grown significantly, as demonstrated in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework results, where we ranked 10th, having enjoyed the biggest rise of any institution in the Russell Group. We rank highly amongst employers seeking to recruit graduates.
Our heritage as the original ‘redbrick’ is combined with an ambitious agenda to continue the transformation of the University. In recent years, we have significantly increased our recruitment of leading academics, and have undertaken a £1 billion renewal of the campus estate. We have our own non-selective secondary school and sixth form serving the diverse communities of Birmingham, and have recently opened our new campus in Dubai. We take our role seriously as an anchor institution for the UK’s diverse, youthful, and dynamic second city, and are one of the largest employers in the region. We played a central role in the success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Through our Birmingham 2030 Strategic Framework we have set an aspiration to become a top 50 global institution. We recognise this is a genuinely challenging aim, which will require a vibrant, intellectually exciting, and diverse University community for research and education, as well as working closely with our partners in Birmingham and around the world.
Birmingham 2030 strengthens our commitment to sustainability as one of the core pillars of our activity. We will use our research and education to make a major global contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and have set out a headline aim to be net zero carbon for scope 1 and 2 by 2035 and overall by 2045. As a research-intensive University founded on social responsibility, we have the expertise and partnerships to play a significant role in tackling global sustainability challenges.

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Closing date for applications is Sunday 8th October.
The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

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