Category Manager - ICT

£37,281 - £40,662
04 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

The 7 Force Procurement Team is a new shared service supporting the seven police forces across the East of England (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk). This collaboration is responsible for third party spend of approximately £230m per annum, making the 7 Force Collaboration the second largest police procurement collective after the Metropolitan Police.

The vision for the Seven Force Procurement Team is to enable the delivery of an effective Police service and provide support for victims of crime and the public in the eastern region by procuring and managing a high quality, value for money supply chain.

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Category Manager ICT who will work closely in support of the Senior Category Manager and Head of the ICT Category.

This is a challenging role requiring enthusiasm and initiative that will provide the right candidate with an interesting and diverse workload operating with stakeholders across the region. You will be supported in your role with professional development and you will have the ability to work flexibly from any location within the region.

The right candidate will have experience in managing activities across the procurement lifecycle including pre-market benchmarking and research, developing the supplier market, tendering, and contract management activities. You will need to be commercially astute and be able to demonstrate your understanding of the relevant market sectors and how you have applied that to good effect in delivering value for money contracts and delivering savings.

The postholder for this role will be employed by Bedfordshire Police, but the base location of the postholder could be within any of the seven police forces listed above (i.e. local to you) and is therefore open to candidates across all regions.

Full information on your main responsibilities and necessary experience can be found in the job description and if you would like an informal discussion please contact Stephen Perrins, Head of ICT Category

Travel Requirement: Whilst the role will be based at the local force location and conferencing technology is coming to the fore, you will be required as part of the role to travel to other establishments across the seven forces and more widely to fulfil the role requirements.

Closing date: 15th January 2021.

Short-listing date: 29th January 2021.

Interview date: w/c 8th or 15th February 2021.

Whilst the short-listing / assessment dates have been provided, these may be subject to change due to business requirements.

External applicants should ensure that their current CV is uploaded and provide a statement not less than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements and competencies as stipulated in the job description. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75(7777) or the manager for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

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