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Category Manager

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Category Manager

Reporting to - Senior Category Manager

Section - Procurement

District/Department - Procurement

Tenure - Permanent

Rank/Grade - POB

Overall purpose of role

Provide professional advice on technical procurement matters to ensure that the capital and revenue budgets are spent in accordance with budget strategies and Financial Regulations.

Key outputs for role –

  1. Lead by example and behave in line with the Police Code of Ethics ensuring that the force values and behavioural expectations are clearly understood and considered by managers, officers and staff in their decision making and actions; reinforcing and influencing them through all interactions and processes.
  2. Proactively manage the performance, attendance and wellbeing of police officers and police staff against the required standards to ensure they are dealt with and supported in accordance with the correct policies and procedures.
  3. Manage procurement category strategies for a portfolio of categories to achieve the strategic aims and objectives of West Yorkshire Police, and ACPO Procurement Strategy.
  4. Provide professional advice on technical procurement matters to a portfolio of senior customers to ensure that West Yorkshire Police capital and revenue budgets are spent in accordance with budget strategies and comply with Financial Regulations, Regional Contract Standing Orders and Public Procurement legislation in order to protect West Yorkshire Police from financial and reputational risk.
  5. Negotiate and influence senior collective forums (internal and external) to achieve the benefits of collaborative procurement.
  6. Develop and deliver procurement savings plans for specific categories in collaboration with the customer ensuring quantifiable cashable efficiencies are identified, prioritised delivered and reported
  7. Lead and manage complex and strategic force, regional and national collaborative procurement projects to ensure their effective delivery in line with customer requirements and timescales.
  8. Manage contract reviews for key business critical contracts managed outside of the central procurement function, ensuring contract performance is managed in line with KPI’s and customer requirements are met or exceeded.
  9. Develop and manage sustainable procurement strategies for specific categories and develop an action plan to deliver, in order to increase public confidence in West Yorkshire Police.
  10. Responsible for delivering specific category management elements of West Yorkshire Police procurement vision and Business Plan.

Dimensions (Financial/Statistical/Mandates/Constraints/No. of direct reports)

Responsibility for procurement contracts over £50K

Work/Business contacts

Internal: Police Officers and staff of all ranks and grades, staff associations and trade Unions.

External: MCIPS, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Policing and North East Regional Team.

Please see the attached document for further information / job description 

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