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).
Working at APUC/ Edinburgh Napier University:
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:
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