Head of Procurement, eCommerce and Best Practice

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£77,340- £83,233
21 Jul 2021
11 Aug 2021
Specialist Area
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified professionals for the role of Head of Procurement, eCommerce & Best Practice.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 11 August 2021.


The post will be Edinburgh or Glasgow. In line with Government guidelines, the role might involve working from home initially.  


This is a significant strategic role at the centre of Scottish Procurement & Property Directorate. Our role is to lead and deliver public procurement and property in Scotland at national, central government and Scottish Government levels. Our work focuses on the following areas:

  • procurement and commercial policy and advice
  • construction procurement policy and advice
  • property, asset and estate management advice
  • eCommerce and best practice tools and templates
  • attracting, retaining and developing our talent
  • continuously aiming to improve our performance
  • delivering savings, economic benefit and efficiencies

Reporting to the Director of Scottish Procurement & Property and a member of the Senior Management Team, the post-holder will lead a lively, positive and innovative group with a supportive culture. You will provide strategic leadership, advice and assurance on the Scottish Procurement eCommerce shared service and digital transformation roadmap, leading and shaping the future digital enablement of Public Procurement platforms, data/analytics and automation. Leading on critical stakeholder relationship management, including SME engagement, Public Procurement Group, the Procurement Supplier Group and driving continuous improvement in how we apply policies into practice through the Procurement and Supplier Journey platforms.

You will have direct engagement with a wide range of external stakeholders in the public, private, professional and third sectors to understand and advise on emerging pressures and concerns, ensuring that solutions are ambitious, fit for purpose and aligned to government policy. You will actively engage through national and international networks to benchmark approaches and to ensure, and actively promote best practice in Scotland.

Further Information about the Role

Further information about this opportunity is available in the online candidate pack which is accessible as an attachment on the advert.

How to Apply

Applications are invited by 11 August 2021 (midnight) using the APPLY button on the advert on Work for Scotland, where you will also be asked to register your details and complete the online application form. You will also need to download a separate supporting statement form from the advert and email your supporting statement and CV.

Please note, that in order to progress to the next stage of the process, your supporting statement should clearly demonstrate through examples how you meet all of the essential criteria outlined in the candidate pack.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland.