With public procurement firmly in the spotlight, we are looking for professionals who embrace change and enjoy working in a fast-paced organisation. Most importantly, you will share our customer service ethos and be committed to making a difference for our members and the communities they serve.
What does it take for a successful career at Scotland Excel? While qualifications and experience are important, we believe that having the right personal qualities are your passport to becoming a successful member of our team.
As a membership organisation, our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so you will need excellent interpersonal skills and a strong focus on customer service. You will work closely with members to build relationships that allow you to identify and understand their needs.
First-class communication skills will help you influence, negotiate and achieve consensus with customers, colleagues and suppliers. You will take a strategic, evidence-based approach to developing innovative business solutions and be confident in presenting your proposals to win buy-in for your ideas.
You will also understand that public procurement operates within a regulated environment. Although previous experience in the sector may be an advantage, it is more important that you can demonstrate your ability to understand and apply regulations, and follow processes that ensure compliance.
Personal and career development will be important to you. Whatever level you join us at, you will be willing to continue your professional development. This may include studying for qualifications, attending training courses or taking responsibility for new areas of work with the support of your manager.
Most of all, you will share our corporate values - professional, courageous, respectful, integrity - and be able to demonstrate how they influence your approach to your work.
While specific experience and/or qualifications are required for many of our positions, we are also interested in speaking with people who have expert knowledge of one of our contract areas, such as care or construction, and may be considering a career change.
If this sounds like you, and you are a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with a strong interest in supporting public sector services, we truly believe you will enjoy working at Scotland Excel.