Fixed Term Contract/ Secondment until 30th June 2024
In this role you will take responsibility for all aspects of spend in a specific category and maintain up to date market expertise in order to work closely with key stakeholders to develop and execute plans that achieve the Force’s objectives for the specific category, achieving the best value for the Force whilst mitigating any risk. You will manage and coordinate project teams to deliver procurements, providing strategic sourcing advice and support to stakeholders on the management of in-scope contracts and supplier relationships. You will be expected to identify and implement innovative sourcing approaches to the delivery of projects in order to enhance levels of service and minimize costs, ensuring compliance with the overall Procurement Strategy and safeguarding against contractual and commercial risk.
As an experienced professional, you will have worked within an EU Procurement environment with demonstrable experience of delivering procurement activities for public and/or private sector organisations. Experience and an understanding of EU Procurement Regulations is required together with excellent communication and influencing skills, both verbal and written and ability to develop good working relationships with staff at all levels. You will have strong organisational skills and be able to pay close attention to detail, together with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Strong team leadership and motivational skills are essential. High quality written reports are required and you will be confident in the use of office IT systems and programs in particular Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Procurement in TVP has gone through significant changes over the last few years and this role will be part of the process to build capability to ensure we deliver best value to the organisation and to wider collaborative stakeholders. You will be joining a team recognised for its excellence in the GO Awards last year and an organisation that places a high value on our people, enjoys a positive culture, offering excellent benefits and flexible working opportunities.
As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.
If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to email@example.com quoting the reference number for the role.
Please note: Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment.
If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at RecruitmentPoliceStaff@thamesvalley.police.uk quoting reference 18832. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.
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The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 29 May 2022.