A leading provider of student accommodation in the UK is looking for an enthusiastic Procurement and Development Manager to join their small team in Central London. With properties in over 24 cities this company finds, buys, refurbishes, lets, and manages high quality student housing and flats on behalf of its investors. They pride themselves on the market leading quality of housing and high level of service they deliver.
This role will see the ideal candidate oversee their procurement process and ensure the cost-effective acquisition of goods and services. You will play a vital role in optimising purchasing activities, managing supplier relationships, and driving efficiency within the procurement department.
You will be asked to undertake some of the following responsibilities: -
- Managing the entire procurement process, from identifying needs to supplier selection, negotiation, and contract management Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, ensuring quality and timely delivery of design-related goods and services Stay updated on design trends and market conditions to identify innovative sourcing opportunities Collaborate with our management teams to define design specifications and delivery schedules for projects Assisting the team during the creative phase of the project, including space planning using AutoCAD or similar Working with our lettings and marketing team to produce floorplans and renders for marketing purposes Researching new hard-wearing materials and finishes for implementations into the properties
The ideal candidate will have the following skills/attributes: -
- Ability to use CAD software in order to communicate design information with contractors and suppliers Experience in managing design-oriented procurement, including sourcing design-oriented suppliers and materials Understanding of design trends and the ability to incorporate them into procurement strategies Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers Ideally you would possess experience in Architecture and/or Interior Design Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, for data analysis and presentation purposes.
If this is something you would be interested in then please do not hesitate and apply today as this is not to be missed!!!