Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges
Advanced Procurement for Universities & Colleges Ltd (APUC) is the centre of procurement expertise and shared service provider for, and jointly owned by, all of Scotland’s Universities and Colleges, with offices in Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, but with staff based throughout Scotland in member institutions.

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Top job! Procurement Manager(s)

  • Full time
  • Circa £33,000 – £45,000
  • Edinburgh - University based (a degree of remote working possible)
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is a member owned Centre of Procurement Expertise serving all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges. Its core vision and mission is to maximise the value of Scotland’s investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation. APUC provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a central team and within Universities and Colleges throughout Scotland.

Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) is a forward-thinking institution and the no 1 Modern University in Scotland. The procurement team sits within the University’s finance department but works across all academic schools and departments to offer a strategic and sustainable procurement service. The procurement manager will report into the Head of Procurement and work with colleagues across the ENU procurement team and the wider regional resource sharing and collaboration team, the Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT).

Responsibilities:

  • Manage approx. £10 million spend portfolio covering IT and School of Computing among other departments;
  • Manage end to end tendering (specification to contract award) at both higher value (Government Procurement Agreement) and lower value (Procurement Reform Act) ensuring all key statutory obligations are met;
  • Work with departmental contract managers to ensure contracts are monitored and run smoothly;
  • Ensure statutory duties such as contract register and award notice publication are regularly reviewed;
  • Develop supply chain monitoring programme ensuring relevant suppliers are assessed via in house and partner business sustainability analytics programmes;
  • Provide sustainable procurement guidance and reporting on key topics areas such as climate change and net zero, modern slavery, circular economy and Living Wage.

Requirements:

  • Relevant work experience in public sector procurement, experience gained in the Higher Education sector and/or in IT procurement is a plus;
  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication skills and the ability to be self-directed;
  • High levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour;
  • Ability and desire to develop.
  • ICT or Works experience would be advantageous for the roles

Working at APUC/ Edinburgh Napier University:

  • Hybrid working arrangements (on site attendance circa 2 days per week);
  • Work within a regional resource sharing and collaboration team, the Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT);
  • Generous holidays (26 days plus 14 fixed/floating days);
  • Flexible hours and working patterns (including working a 9.5 day fortnight as standard);
  • Regular training, career development and funding options for MCIPS and other professional and leadership qualifications;
  • Positive working environment;
  • Pension arrangements with employer/employee contributions;
  • Flexible discounts; shopping, restaurants and other services via ‘EdenRed My Lifestyle’ hub;
  • Employee assistance programme; staff support and counselling;
  • Cycle to work scheme
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Procurement Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £33,000 – £41,000
  • Glasgow or Stirling (hybrid & flexible working options)
  • Closing 4th November 2022

We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager to work for APUC within the core collaborative contracting team. The role will be responsible for a number of defined commodity areas within the HR & Professional Services category and will be responsible for managing and undertaking full end-to-end tendering, ongoing contract management and engaging with key stakeholders. The role 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 this position.

Desired skills for the roles:

  • Appropriate level of knowledge and experience of Regulated Procurement directives
  • Stakeholder engagement skills at all levels
  • Category strategy formulation and implementation
  • End-to-end 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
  • Operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team
  • Proficient in the use of the procurement related e-tools

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.

Working at APUC

  • Hybrid working arrangements (on site attendance circa 2 days per week in either Glasgow or Stirling office)
  • Generous holidays (26 days plus 14 fixed/floating days)
  • Flexible hours and working patterns (including working a 9.5 day fortnight as standard)
  • Regular training, career development and funding options for MCIPS and other professional and leadership qualifications
  • Positive working environment
  • Pension arrangements with employer/employee contributions
  • Flexible discounts; shopping, restaurants and other services via 'EdenRed My Lifestyle' hub
  • Employee assistance programme; staff support and counselling
  • Cycle to work and child care salary sacrifice scheme.
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