Mr Justin Francis

Mr Justin Francis

Senior Procurement Manager

Procurement (Finance)



I am the University champion for Sustainable Procurement. This covers aligning our procurement activity to ISO20400 standards for Sustainable Procurement, supporting the use of NETpositive Futures and Electronics Watch in our supply chain and Warpit within the University. I am actively supporting carbon reduction initiatives within our supply chain and the use of Carbon Reduction Plans for our SMEs. I further ensure sustainability (including social value) is embedded in our procurement strategy, tendering policy and evaluation criteria, so that sustainability is at the core of our procurement and sourcing decisions. For further information on our Sustainable Procurement initiatives please click here.

I am the procurement lead for Technology, Information Services and Hardware, Library Services, Operational Procurement and Systems, and Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

I have extensive public and private sector experience in commercial and procurement management nationally and internationally, including positions at Babcock International, BAE Systems, Faithful and Gould (SNC Lavalin) and the UK Ministry of Defence.

I have been responsible for a range of spend categories in my career from IT and estates (construction / FM) to professional services and complex parts and equipment purchases.


  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance.
  • CIPS level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Professional membership

  • Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS).