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Senior Category Manager

Employer
West Yorkshire Police
Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Contracts, Operations, Category management
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Senior Category Manager

Reporting to - Director of Procurement

Section - Procurement

District/Department - Procurement

Tenure - Permanent

Rank/Grade - POD

Overall purpose of role

Develop and manage commercial category strategies for a portfolio of spend to achieve the strategic aims and objectives of West Yorkshire Police.

Provide professional advice on technical commercial matters to a portfolio of senior customers to ensure that the Forces’ capital and revenue budgets are spent in accordance with budget strategies and comply with Financial Regulations, Contract Standing Orders and Procurement legislation in order to protect West Yorkshire Police from financial and reputational risk.

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. Negotiate and influence senior collective forums (internal and external) to achieve the benefits of collaborative procurement.
  4. Develop and deliver procurement savings plans for specific categories in collaboration with the customer ensuring quantifiable cashable efficiencies are identified, prioritised, delivered and reported
  5. 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. Apply own discretion and use own initiative involving highly complex and conflicting information.
  6. Manage contract reviews for key business critical contracts managed inside and outside of the central procurement function, ensuring contract performance is managed in line with KPI’s and customer requirements are met or exceeded. Develop and lead strategic partnerships with key suppliers to share risks and benefits.
  7. 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.
  8. Provide excellent customer service to all parties concerned with a procurement including third party suppliers.

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

Responsible for managing a category portfolio and ensuring compliance with Public and UK law and internal governance. Authorise contracts over £50K Management responsibility for 3 FTE’s

Work/Business contacts

Internal: Command Team, Police Officer and Police Staff members of all ranks and grades, staff Associations and Trade Unions.

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

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