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Procuring at the leading edge of science and innovation

Written by: UKSBS
Published on: 7 Jun 2016

At UK SBS, our procurement function is central in enabling our public sector partners to make the most of their budgets and deliver best value for the UK taxpayer.

Every day, we are supporting world renowned scientists and researchers, policy makers and agencies that support UK jobs and growth, highlight UK science and innovation, and promote the UK as a global leader internationally.

UK SBS Procurement is an integral part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and supports our partner organisations in their work on life changing projects ranging from Dementia Research, Antarctic Research and UK Space programmes to the award winning UK Pavilion (the Hive) at the 2015 Milan Expo.

Are you just starting out or looking for your next procurement challenge? UK SBS has a number of opportunities across our procurement team, ranging from Buyer to Senior Category Manager. If you have a passion for delivering excellence in public sector procurement, are commercially focused, and inspired to be part of making Britain Great…it’s an exciting time to join UK SBS.

You might not be buying the next Polar Research Vessel from day one, but we will value your talent and commitment and provide a supportive environment to help you achieve your potential and take full advantage of interesting procurement opportunities. We provide structured procurement training and development, and opportunities to work for CIPs qualifications and gain a diversity of category experience.

Mellissa joined us in 2012 as a Procurement Administrator and progressed to Category Manager within 3 years. Her desire to learn, commitment and talent were recognised early and now she leads the Common Goods and Services team, comprising 15 people and 14 sub-categories. Will you be inspired by Mellissa’s experience of working with UK SBS? Find out more at

There are many reasons why you should jump on board….find out more about our current opportunities at and click on Procurement Vacancies.