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Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen, FK8 2DZ
£30,000 - £36,000 per year dependent on experience
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35.625 hours per week
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This position has expired.

Location: APUC core team offices - Glasgow or Stirling (hybrid working in line with company guidance)

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for, and owned jointly by all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a central team and within Universities and Colleges throughout Scotland.

We are recruiting for Procurement Managers to work for APUC within the core collaborative contracting team. The roles will be responsible for a number of defined commodity areas within a category(s) and will be responsible for managing and undertaking full end-to-end tendering, ongoing contract management and engaging with key stakeholders. The roles will also be involved in responsible procurement activity across APUC and the wider UK sector. Suitably experienced procurement professionals who possess the ability and desire to develop their careers further as opportunities and challenges present themselves are therefore sought for these positions.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Appropriate level of knowledge and experience of Regulated Procurement directives
  • Stakeholder engagement skills at all levels
  • Category strategy formulation and implementation
  • End-to-end public procurement tendering experience
  • Contract Management skills
  • Knowledge and experience of incorporating sustainable procurement best practice into the procurement process including strategy, specifications and through contract management and the wider supply chain
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of the various e-tools, ideally those in use in the HE/FE sector.

The post holder will be an ambassador for APUC, it's client institutions and the profession generally and will demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour. The role is a demanding one and as APUC is an organisation that continues to develop to meet the dynamic needs of its client institutions, an experienced procurement / supply chain professional at the relevant level is sought for this role with the ability and desire to develop further as opportunities and challenges present themselves.

APUC offer regular training, career development and a variety of funding options to enable candidates to pursue professional and leadership qualifications. The role offers generous holidays, flexible hours and working patterns (including working a 9.5 day fortnight as standard), competitive remuneration, a positive working environment and pension arrangements with employer/employee contributions.

If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to, along with covering letter (no more than one page), explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level and notice period.