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 (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, performance related pay increases, 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 have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 16240 - 16226.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 24th November 2019.
Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here
All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.
We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.
This opportunity is closed to applications.