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Procurement Manager

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue
Derby, Derbyshire
Up to £41,496 per annum
Closing date
29 Apr 2023

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main), Contracts, Procurement, Supply chain, Category management
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Up to £2000 pay award on top of full time salary*

Agile working arrangements can be discussed with the successful candidate.

To lead and manage a small team and work with all Heads of Departments in the provision of Procurement Strategies and Services and Inventory Management. To provide professional Procurement advice to all departments, embedding a compliant and sustainable approach to effective procurement and contract management throughout the Service, underpinning the corporate objectives and strategies.

Ensuring compliance with all UK and EU procurement regulations. Participate in the development of collaborative arrangements in line with National, Regional, and other initiatives identified and develop and build relationships to support collaboration. You will also work closely with Derbyshire Constabulary Procurement team on collaborative projects and procurement. You will ensure that the Central Stores and Inventory Management is being operated efficiently and effectively in accordance with health and safety guidance, and in line with Financial Regulations and Service policy notes.

Additionally you will oversee and manage the stores team, including recognising new training opportunities, providing feedback and developing staff members.

You will be a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) professional body and have a minimum Level 6 Diploma CIPS qualification and comply with the continuous professional development requirements of this profession. 

There will be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided.

The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours.

In return we offer;

  • Flexible working hours
  • Family friendly policies
  • Free car parking
  • Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee support networks
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

We are committed to equality and fairness at work.  Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.

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