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Procurement Officer - Greater Manchester Police

  • Job reference: LO/05
  • Location: Newton Heath, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services
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Job description: Main responsibilities:
- Ensure that all contracts prepared and operated are in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable's Financial Regulations and to the standards set by the Procurement Section.
- Manage tender assessment, the evaluation of tenders and participate on evaluation panels as directed by the Manager of Procurement.
- Record all project actions in the section's electronic work flow system.
- Provide advice, guidance and deal with procurement related queries coming in to the section from all areas of the force via the procurement helpdesk.
- Contribute to the preparation and implementation of the section's Business Plan, including the identification of performance indicators and methods of performance measurement.
- Contribute to the force procurement strategy.
- Develop business cases for initiatives within the scope of the Procurement section.
- Undertake contract management and monitoring.
- Liaise with individuals at various levels, internally and externally, including external organisations, in order to progress various aspects of procurement project work.
- Attend and, if required, chair meetings with internal clients, suppliers, other police forces and external agencies.
- Monitor, evaluate and implement changes in British and European procurement legislation and international standards for all goods and services.
- Produce financial information relating to procurement projects as required.
- Prepare management reports and briefing papers to prescribed formats and presentation as requested by the Head of Procurement.

Experience & Education:
- Good standard of education is required
- Working towards a recognised procurement qualification or a willingness to study towards one
- Successful completion of the CIPS Foundation Stage or successful completion of NVQ level 3 (comparable to CIPS Foundation Stage) or successful completion of a comparable stage of a relevant professional qualification.

This is a police-based role, so please be advised applicants will be subject to police security checks.
It is advised that applicants have a clean DBS/CRB within the last 3 years.