Career Opportunities

As a Centre of Expertise, APUC strives to attract and retain the best people to lead the transformation of procurement across Scotland's universities and colleges.

APUC encourages achievement of appropriate professional qualifications and further skills development as part of a continuing professional development programme for a high calibre workforce.

Current job opportunities

Due to ongoing organisational development, we are looking to recruit experienced public sector procurement / supply chain professionals on a permanent basis.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Advanced
Salary circa £35-41k pa
Location: Central Dundee - Institution based
We are recruiting for a Procurement / Supply Chain Manager role to work at an advanced level within a client institution in Dundee covering all categories and spend areas within the institution.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Operational
Salary circa £23,500 pa
Location: Edinburgh West - Institution based
We are recruiting for a procurement/supply chain manager to work at an operational level within a client University in Edinburgh covering a variety of categories and spend areas within the University and the local HE/FE environment.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Advanced (multi - client role - East of Scotland )
Salary circa £31 -35k pa
Location: Based from Edinburgh
This is for a varied role where the post holder will spend time working at various higher and further education institutions in the east /central Scotland, usually for between 6 and 18 months each. The first placement is based, for a minimum of 9 months, within the established Procurement team at the University of Edinburgh, based at the Chambers Street offices in central Edinburgh. The placement will be focussed on the Information Services category. Subsequent placements will be within circa one hour's travelling time of APUC's Edinburgh office in central Edinburgh.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager & Sustainability Champion - Advanced - Collaborative Procurement
Salary circa £32 -38k pa
Location: Central Glasgow or Central Stirling ( Other APUC client locations may be considered.)
This role will be responsible for a number of defined commodity areas within a category team within APUCís Collaborative Supply Chain unit. The post-holder will be responsible for full end-to-end tendering and ongoing contract / performance management for each of their commodity areas. As the Responsible / Sustainable Supply Chain Champion across their Category, the post holder must have a keen interest and awareness of the key ethical, social and environmental impacts relevant to end to end supply chain management.

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.

Desired skills for the roles:

  • Appropriate level of knowledge of the EU procurement directives
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication skills at all levels
  • Category strategy formulation and implementation
  • Full end-to-end tendering experience, considering and with a good knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Contract Management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team
  • Proficient in the use of the various e-tools in use in the Scottish public sector.

The post holders will be ambassadors 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.

Each of the above roles offer competitive remuneration, a positive, flexible working environment and optional pension arrangements with employer/employee contribution.

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.

Please note, applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom to be considered for these roles. APUC is unable to support any applicants that would require assistance with a work permit.

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