Director of Procurement and Commercial YF-380

Wakefield
£81,579.00 - £86,952.00 per annum
Exciting Opportunity: Lead the Future of Procurement at West Yorkshire Police!

Job Title: Director of Procurement and Commercial

Company: West Yorkshire Police

£81,579.00 - £86,952.00 per annum

Location: Wakefield

Job Summary:
Are you ready for a rewarding challenge? West Yorkshire Police is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Director of Procurement and Commercial.
As the Director, you will play a key role in shaping and improving procurement within our organisation. With an annual external supplier spend of approximately £200m, this is your chance to develop and drive the strategic direction of our Procurement Department and make a meaningful impact on our operations.

West Yorkshire Police needs to protect local democracy and the integrity of the organisation by ensuring that the occupants of posts with particular responsibilities, abstain from controversial or politically sensitive activities. This post has been identified as a politically Specified or Sensitive post. The West Yorkshire Police Policy regarding this has been attached to the Role Profile.


Key Responsibilities:
- Lead the development and implementation of commercial strategies to optimise service delivery and provide value for money.
- Manage a team of 11 procurement professionals, inspiring and empowering them to achieve excellence.
- Oversee all aspects of procurement and category management, delivering measurable procurement efficiencies.
- Handle diverse and complex procurement requirements of significant value, ensuring successful outcomes.
- Lead change programs within a commercial or procurement environment, identifying innovative ways of working.
- Ensure compliance with public procurement legislation, providing reassurance to senior stakeholders.

Requirements:
- Hold a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Diploma qualification and full corporate membership (MCIPS).
- Demonstrate extensive senior-level procurement expertise, managing all facets of procurement and category management.
- Showcase your experience in successfully managing diverse and complex procurement requirements of significant value.
- Proven track record of leading change programs, driving efficiencies through innovation.
- Strong leadership skills to inspire and guide your team towards a high-performing culture.
- In-depth knowledge of public procurement legislation to ensure compliance.
- Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.

Benefits:
- Enjoy flexible and hybrid working options to achieve work-life balance.
- Benefit from our generous employee defined benefit pension scheme.

Application Process:
- For Informal enquiries regarding the role please contact Assistant Chief Officer Katherine Johnson via the following email address Katherine.Johnson2@westyorkshire.police.uk.
- Interviews/assessments will be conducted on March 15th or 18th, 2024.
- The closing date for applications is March 13th 2024 at 23.55 hours..

The post is suitable for job share.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last five years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused because it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form. Please note: the Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.

No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.