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Managing Director

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£80k-£100K (Depending on experience)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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About NEUPC Ltd

Established in 2000, NEUPC Ltd is a distinguished university purchasing consortium with a solid track record of success. We are a not-for-profit limited company owned by twenty-three member universities, with a total of fifty-eight public sector organisations as part of our collaborative network. Our primary mission is to deliver and manage an extensive range of collaborative framework agreements, enhancing third-party expenditure within the higher education sector.

As a member of the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), which includes six regional and two specialist consortia, we collectively manage a national contracting program that significantly benefits the higher education sector. In the financial year ending July 2023, our members expended an impressive £284 million through NEUPC agreements.

The Role

With the retirement of our current Head of Consortium, we are seeking an experienced and visionary leader to build on our established successes and lead NEUPC into its next phase. This role is integral to our continued growth and impact, presenting both significant challenges and rewarding opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote and foster robust partnerships between NEUPC and its member institutions.
  • Optimise collaborative opportunities within our consortium network.
  • Shape and implement NEUPC’s strategic objectives in partnership with our Board and members.
  • Advocate for member needs, driving innovation and excellence in procurement practices.

Your profile

We are looking for a mature and seasoned professional with a strong leadership background and a proven track record of success. You will possess:

  • Superior relationship management skills to navigate the complexities of the higher education consortia landscape.
  • Strategic acumen to provide clear, forward-thinking direction.
  • A collaborative mindset, capable of working closely with our Board and team.
  • A proactive, hands-on approach to leadership, ready to engage directly in driving initiatives.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Why join NEUPC?

Based in the vibrant centre of Leeds, with easy access to major transport links, NEUPC offers a welcoming and inclusive work environment. You will lead a team of highly skilled procurement and support staff who are passionate about their work. Our Board, comprised of university specialists in Finance, IT, Estates, and Procurement, collaborating to achieve our strategic goals.

We offer:

Competitive Salary: £80k to £100k, commensurate with experience. Private Health Insurance. 10% Employer Pension. Life insurance. Leave: 38 days, including Bank Holidays and 5 customary holidays. Hybrid working (with a requirement to attend the office every week).


Please use the link below to apply for this role. 


North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) is a Higher Education purchasing consortium established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements designed to maximise third-party expenditure within the higher education sector.

Utilising a partnering approach, NEUPC provides collaborative procurement expertise, guidance and agreements that are aligned to and actively support members’ needs, values and objectives.

NEUPC enhances its offering to member institutions by providing Account Management Services – utilising dedicated professional procurement resources to assist members in maximising their uptake of appropriate collaborative framework agreements.

Together with the provision of EU procurement guidance to members, NEUPC is an approved CIPS study centre to members by skilled training professionals.

We are a member of UK Universities Procurement Consortia (UKUPC) - a body of six regional and two specialist consortia dedicated to improving the quality of procurement and the level of collaborative procurement across the HE sector.

NEUPC is a genuine client-focused, non-profit-making operation with the sole aim of maximising university resources and that of the wider public sector.

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3 South Parade
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