An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services and become part of an organisation where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.
The successful candidate will lead a new team to achieve efficient and economic procurement goals. They will draw up on their wealth of knowledge and experience to create, implement, and achieve innovative strategies in line with the Service’s vision; ensuring value for money and an ethical supply chain. This role will give the candidate the opportunity to identify areas of development and improvement within the existing system, helping WYFRS to be the best it can be.
The perfect candidate will be able to effectively lead a team to achieve savings and efficiencies targets and express concepts and ideas to every level within the organisation. You will demonstrate commitment to promoting ethical standards and behaviours; driving positive change and good practice.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example; with hands-on involvement in producing specifications and tender documentation including the drafting of contracts.
You will have proven experience of being an effective leader through major procurement projects, with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of procurement. The successful candidate must possess a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Level 6 qualification.
Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.
The post is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.
We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.
If you can meet this challenge, we want to hear from you!
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