Procurement Manager – Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Are you interested in leading our procurement function?
Do you have skills to motivate colleagues and engage with internal and external stakeholders?
Are you eager to take the step in your career journey?

As part of the Procurement team reporting to the Deputy Head of Finance and Procurement, the Procurement Manager is a key member of the Procurement function at Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS).
This role offers a great opportunity to make a difference in an evolving public service environment and in an organisation with a reputation for excellence, who invest in their employee’s continuing development and offer flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work-life balance.

About you:
You must be an individual who can lead and manage our procurement function, manage internal and external stakeholders, have demonstrable experience of the public sector procurement regime, and have excellent commercial awareness with the ability to build effective solutions.

The key focus of this role is:
• Responsible for the procurement of key capital and services projects, ensuring they deliver value for money and are procured in a compliant and efficient manner.
• Deliver key procurement activities linked to RBFRS’s strategic priorities and ensure they are in line with the NFCC Service Improvement Programme.
• Ensure that tendering and contract award requirements are complied with, in accordance with current procurement and related legislation, and Authority Contract Regulations.
• Lead on the provision of information to meet statutory and legislative external needs and to meet internal reporting requirements.
• Advise on opportunities to deliver any process changes through working with key stakeholders, ensuring that all advice is supported by robust analysis of options that will deliver compliance and value for money.
• Maintain oversight of all the projects within the programmes to ensure that interdependencies between projects are identified and managed.
• Maintain high levels of performance and continuous learning across the team, driving delivery of outcomes to include, achieving savings and efficiencies.
• Manage the day-to-day operational requirements of the RBFRS procurement department, with responsibility for 4 direct posts.
Closing date for applications is 17:00hrs on Friday 17 May 2024

It is anticipated that the assessment/interview process will run week commencing 27 May 2024
The successful candidate will demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile/Person Specification and our Behaviour Competency Framework.

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service.

Appointment is conditional upon undertaking a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Rechecks will be required in line with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

Salary: £56,922 - £62,911 per annum (Includes Market Supplement, reviewed every three years)

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 17 2024

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