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Procurement Officer

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire
Grade 6: £30,151 - £32,909 Grade 7: £34,723 - £37,621 (Grade 7 is dependent on MCIPS L4 or above)
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Co-ordinator / Controller, Executive / Officer
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

This is a great opportunity for an aspiring procurement professional who works in an existing procurement team and wants to take the next step in their career.

The post holder will be involved in major capex investment projects and the portfolio of procurement projects, primarily within the Property Services department, and will have the ability to develop and design the strategy with the Property Services stakeholder group successfully delivering their key objectives.

Primarily based at the Bradford headquarters site, the location is perfect for commuters and ideally located for residents of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield and  Huddersfield. Flexible working arrangements are in place and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

This role will focus on managing the procurement process for a variety of goods and services within the Property Services department (80% of the role) to deliver capital and revenue procurement projects from start to finish.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include:

> Engaging with stakeholders to scope requirements;

> Select compliant routes to market and contract modules to deliver compliant contracts;

> Lead and deliver the end-to-end procurement process - SQ, RFQ, ITT, Tender evaluation, contract award etc.;

> Work with the Head of Procurement to deliver compliant, commercial contracts that achieve VFM, savings and efficiencies.

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

> Professional qualification MCIPS Level 4 or higher (or currently working towards);

> Experience of delivering multiple public sector procurement projects from initiation to contract award.

> Experience of Property Services procurement is desirable but not essential.

We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym (use of gym will be available from 2024 due to the current HQ redevelopment).

For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit Closing date for all applications is 14 April 2023.           

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity & neurodiversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

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