Job offer available in Scotland Procurement Manager (Information Services) at University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh – Corporate Services Group – Procurement Office and Printing Services

Fixed Term 24 months Building on our success the Procurement Office has a new opportunity for a Fixed Term Procurement Manager to join and support our multi-award winning team.

Reporting to the IS Category Team Manager, you will have the experience to manage complex projects, whilst working with the Team Manager to deliver on key strategies specific to Information Services (IS) Department.

This job requires experience of procurement of software and IT related areas who is a hands-on individual with knowledge, skills and aptitude to influence colleagues (who are not directly managed and in other areas) to contribute to projects, continuously improve practice whilst building appropriate management information tools. An aptitude for dealing with complex issues and limited budgets, reorganising priorities, and multi-tasking on concurrent projects in a frequently changing environment is necessary. You will be expected to lead on IT contract negotiations so experience on IT contract reviews and ability to negotiate terms is essential.

The post holder will be MCIPS qualified or an equivalent degree. You need good organisational, communication and numerical skills and accuracy for detail. Ability to express yourself well whether written, persuading others with presentations or just being articulate yourself clearly and effectively to key stakeholders, especially during negotiations. You will have a passion for what you do and the drive to further develop skills and experience.

Team working is essential, supporting each other with demanding timelines and workloads.

Some knowledge of public procurement principles and experience of purchasing processes, customer handling and supplier liaison would be particularly advantageous.

Closing Date: 17-APR-2017 at 5pm GMT

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the ‘apply’ button below

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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