IT (Digital Technologies) Category Buyer

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Job Description
NTU is a great place to work.  We take care of our staff with flexible packages, career progression and opportunities. We value all our staff because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we have achieved.

Our award-winning research attracts international acclaim and we are proud of our strategic partnerships.  This is all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, wherever they work with us.

2019 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Join us in our mission to become a university of the future and take your career to the next level too.

NTU prides itself in the excellent progression of our students and its success in the global graduate marketplace.

NTU Digital Technologies Overview

The role of Digital Technologies is changing within NTU from managing IT resources to being leaders in digital innovation and becoming a strategic partner to the University. It is not about technology management anymore. It is about being clever with technology. Access to technology is now a commodity, we no longer can differentiate by just using technology.

What we are trying to achieve is to innovate with technology.

The future role of the IT Category Buyer will be to assist Digital Technologies in:

  • Make digital integral to the NTU 2025 strategy;
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships both internal and external;
  • Build strong foundations for change by creating a “spirit of digital” throughout NTU;
  • Focus on agility, speed and data;
  • Launch NTU on its digital trajectory but also help it fundamentally evolve.

The new role of Digital Technologies will require a “bifocal” approach: achieving the near-term imperative of getting things moving quickly, while setting in place the longer-term conditions of success so that NTU can compete digitally;

NTU Procurement Overview

Procurement is a pivotal department to NTU to assist the organisation in the delivery of its recent and future success.

Procurement effectively utilises its supply chain to embrace new digital technologies, in line with the NTU strategy.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement/Commercial Manager, the IT Category Buyer will support all procurement activities in Digital Technologies and in developing and managing robust supplier relationships (supplier management) to ensure we achieve value for money, guiding and executing procurement processes, contract negotiations, commercial management, governance and influencing and advising technical and non-technical stakeholders to a senior level both within the department and across the university.


Job Description

IT (Digital Technologies) Category Buyer job description and person specification is available to download.

We are seeking 1 full-time role.

Contact Details for Questions

Any questions or queries, please contact:

Oliver Mountain – Head of Procurement –