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Procurement Project Manager

A new opportunity to join our progressive Procurement function on a fixed term contract for 12 months, to help us increase efficiency and enable the team to focus purely on value adding activity.


A new opportunity to join our progressive Procurement function on a fixed term contract for 12 months, to help us increase efficiency and enable the team to focus purely on value adding activity.

About the role:

This is a critical role for us; for a talented and enthusiastic Project Manager/Process Improvement Specialist to deliver a specific work package.

Our team has gone through a significant change programme over the last three years, moving from a transaction focus to one of adding considerable value. Some legacy processes and ways of working continue to hold back this full development and you will be instrumental in enabling this further progress.

You will be able to quickly grasp the detail of what we’re looking to achieve, rapidly build excellent stakeholder relationships and translate requirements/gaps into a new design vision.

Beyond this, running a successful project to enact and implement that vision in a pragmatic and collaborative way, will be critically important.

We have an agile team of Procurement professionals who are passionate about maximising value from our third party spend, ultimately enabling the Institute to deliver more world-class science within its budgets. Come and help us achieve this!

Essential Skills

  • Proven track record of delivering similar process improvement projects
  • Demonstrable understanding of cross-functional projects and Lean Process Improvement
  • Good understanding of Procurement processes e.g. RFx and Procure to Pay cycle
  • Good working knowledge of associated IT systems
  • Flexible and pragmatic attitude
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Proactive approach and willingness to work autonomously to achieve goals
  • Confident in quickly gaining credibility with stakeholders

Other information

Closing date: 15th March 

About Us

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. 

Our campus
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our benefits:
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

  • 25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
  • Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution
  • Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
  • Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
  • Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
  • Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
  • Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
  • Eyecare and Dental payment plans
  • Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

  • Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • A car-share initiative
  • Free parking
  • A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.