Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Higher and Further Education Institutions. It provides a wide range of procurement related activities both as a core collaborative contracting team and embedded within institutions throughout Scotland on a shared service basis. APUC is developing procurement roles to fully embrace the ethical and social factors in supply chains and to play a key part in reducing the impacts from climate change in the sectors' supply chains.
We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a procurement administrator to work within a client University in Edinburgh providing a supporting role to the Procurement management team.
The purpose of the role is to assist in day-to-day supply chain / procurement management activities including tendering, contract management and managing e-procurement activity. The role will have a strong customer focus requiring daily engagement with University stakeholders and a requirement to work quickly and efficiently within the Procurement Team. This is a rare opportunity to work in a role that offers development opportunities to management level over time that can be worked on a part time basis. Experience of working in a procurement environment would be an advantage but strong organisation skills and attention to details are key.
Hours of work will be 20 hours per week over 5 days (4 hours per day). Whilst it is expected that the hours of work will cover the core times of 9.30am until 2.30pm or 10am until 3pm (assuming 1 hour for lunch), there is some flexibility around start and end times.
Desired skills for the role:
- Customer focused
- Excellent organisation & communication skills
- Proficient in the use of standard MS packages – MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word
- The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team
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 range of benefits including gym/retail discounts, 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) 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.