Procurement Manager Uk Visa Sponsorship

March 17, 2023
£43.4 - £51.8 / year

Job Description

Job Description

Grade UE08; Annual Salary: £43,414 to £51,805

University of Edinburgh’s Finance Department, Corporate Services Group, and Procurement

35 hours per week, full-time


To join the Professional Campus Services Strategic Procurement team, we are searching for a procurement manager. The chosen applicant will be in charge of strategic initiatives resulting from market engagement and spend analytics, as well as tendering, awarding, and contract administration of a variety of procurement projects, all while reporting to the relevant Category Head. The position holder will be required to achieve cash savings and other cost efficiencies, support knowledge production and transfer, which is at the core of the university’s Strategy 2030, and contribute to the university’s financial well-being and international research profile.

The Opportunity

The postholders will be a part of a procurement team that is forward-thinking, ambitious, and supportive and that is already far along in a service transformation program. Being a member of the larger Finance Directorate, we strive to provide the academic teaching and research personnel as well as our professional services colleagues with top-notch services in keeping with the university’s Top-20 Global Ranking.

You will interact directly with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to make sure procurement produces creative, functional solutions that are in line with university goals and governmental directives.

Applicants will be urged to use initiative and discretion, assuming responsibility for strategic purchases that benefit the University as a whole the most.

Your Skills and Attributes For Success

● Aggressive and self-driven, with a strong desire to mold and advance the service.

● Knowledge of end-to-end tendering procedures, including the use of eTendering technologies, based on both practical experience and solid theory.

● A strong foundation in managing supplier relationships and contracts in real life.

● Excellent attention to detail and strong numerical analysis and computational knowledge.

● Strong negotiating, communication, and commercial sense.

As a respected team member, you can anticipate:

A stimulating, upbeat, inventive, demanding, and rewarding workplace. We assist you, develop your potential, and honor achievement. You will receive a competitive compensation package in addition to a variety of staff perks, such as a sizable number of paid holidays, a defined benefit pension plan, employee discounts, family-friendly programs, flexible scheduling, and much more. Use our incentive calculator to determine the overall worth of pay and perks offered, and visit our staff benefits page for more details.

The University of Edinburgh has been recognized for its dedication to advancing gender equality in higher education with a Silver Athena SWAN award. We actively promote LGBT equality as Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions and members of the Racial Equality Charter.

Interviews will take place the week of April 10, 2023, and/or April 17, 2023.

You will need to provide proof of your permission to work in the UK if you are invited for an interview. You can find more details on our right to work webpages.

Unless otherwise specified, applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. GMT. The closing time on our advertisements automatically adjusts to your browser’s local time zone if you are applying from outside the UK.

The University is eligible to sponsor the hiring of foreign employees in this position. If accepted, an overseas applicant who needs sponsorship to work in the UK must meet the English language standards set forth by the UK Home Office and apply for and get a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a top-ranked university with a strong focus on research, we are here to tackle today’s most pressing issues. By using a values-driven approach to teaching, research, and innovation between now and 2030, as well as the strength of our connections both locally and internationally, we will achieve this.


The University, which has an annual revenue in excess of £900 million, is under the competent financial management, care, and long-term financial health of the Finance Department. It manages the University’s finances, offers knowledgeable financial advice, especially for important decisions, and offers efficient services and information for the financial management of the University’s business. It adheres to basic principles and behaviors such as “One Team,” “Expert,” “Innovation,” “Customer Focused,” and “Transparent” to value and strengthen its team and service delivery.