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Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
£44,733 - £51,121 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location:  Woodhill House

Duration:  Permanent, Full Time

Job Purpose:

The post-holder will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of a specific group(s) of goods and services, across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils in order to meet Corporate savings targets, improve the quality of goods and services and manage risk on purchasing

The post-holder will play a critical role within the Council, coordinating buying/sourcing activities for stakeholders across the Councils, driving cost and efficiency savings and improved value through the use of best procurement practice


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Relevant Business Studies / Administrative qualification to HND / SVQ4 level


The post holder must be prepared to:

Be able to attend meetings at various locations within Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils and further afield as required


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Strong selling skills to act as an internal and external ambassador of Commercial and Procurement Services

Problem solving / analytical skills

The ability to lead, plan and implement change and innovation to drive procurement best practice

Negotiation skills and the ability to be assertive as required in enforcing compliance with procurement and other relevant policy

A focus on results, and management of projects and programmes to improve performance and deliver effective services to customers

Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across service / organisational boundaries and with others external to the Councils

Strong team working skills

Ability to manage workload and work to tight deadlines

Ability to work autonomously, being a self-starter

Flexibility and the ability to respond to urgent requests, simultaneous demands or shifting priorities

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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