Procurement Officer

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Grade F
Full Time

Procurement Officer – Commercial Services

Commercial Services is part of the Enabling Services Directorate provided by Staffordshire Police, to ensure all our Officers are supported with the correct tools to be able to deliver their critical jobs. Commercial Services sits within the Finance & Commercial Function for the force.

It currently consists of a team of 18 colleagues working across Procurement, Purchasing and Insurance and within the wider Finance Team of a further 35 colleagues.

Due to a member of the team taking up another opportunity, there is currently an exciting new role within our Commercial Services Team, as a Procurement Officer.

You will work alongside 9 other Procurement and Commercial specialists to deliver a robust and strategic approach for negotiating contracts and formulating a commercial strategy for Staffordshire Police, The Commissioner and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue, ensuring value for money is consistently achieved. You will be regarded as a trusted commercial expert offering your expertise across several directorates and working closely with stakeholders to ensure that value for money is achieved, but to also keep the force compliant with all contractual work against public sector procurement legislation.

Performance Management of these contracts will also form part of the role, to demonstrate value for money to the organisations.

In return, you will work with a team offering support and fantastic teamwork! You will report to a Commercial Business Partner, who will support and guide you to ensure you are at your most able to deliver the full role. The team approach is one of working together in a flexible and agile way to deliver results. With our overall objective being to provide commercial excellence to deliver contracts that offer value for money, are fit for purpose and successfully meet the needs of the organisation.

Although Public Sector procurement experience would be great to support the role, it’s not essential, but some procurement experience is necessary. There is also training available to support for role if required, to help you in your CIP’s qualification journey.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st November 2021

Further details relating to the role and responsibilities can be found within the role profile.

This role is based at Staffordshire Police HQ.

The deadline for submissions is THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2021 AT 12.00 MIDDAY

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 

This opportunity is closed to applications.