Category Management Officer

An opportunity has arisen within our client's Support Services Department for a Category Management Officer (principally Supplies & Services), based at Central Headquarters.

Category Management Officer
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi time
Salary: Grade 9 (£35,229 - £38,852)
Location: Central Headquarters, Sheffield

The purpose of the role will be to provide hands-on procurement and category management expertise with regards to Firefighters PPE, Operational Equipment as well as Fleet and Support Services. The role has line management responsibility for 2 Storekeepers in Central Stores (Rotherham) and 1 Buyer.

Working alongside the existing Category Management Officer (Estates & ICT) these officers will provide a flexible responsive customer service to the Fire Service.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of public sector procurement, ideally within a blue light organisation or local authority.

You must possess MCIPS qualification and be fully conversant with PCR’s.

The key duties will include delivery of the procurement & category strategies, for ensuring compliance with standing orders and procurement regulations, for demonstrating value-for-money, oversight of daily buying of non-stock items, the smooth and efficient operation of central stores and providing an excellent customer service to uniformed and civilian workforce across 22 fire stations, command headquarters and the training & development centre.

Collaborative working with other fire authorities and police is an increasing requirement.

Major category procurements in progress include replacement of Firefighters PPE and upcoming vehicle replacements.

Closing date for applications is 9am hours on Monday 30th July 2018