Category Management Officer


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 9 (£35,229 - £38,052) + a market supplement to top up the salary to (£42,806 - £44,697)


Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week

Work Pattern: Flexi Time


Location: Central Headquarters, Eyre Street, Sheffield


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

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.

For more information about the role contact Michael Wood on 0114 253 2390.

An application form for the role can be obtained here or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

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

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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This content was last updated on July 12th, 2018