Procurement Manager - JRN 30085

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Finance Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£45,903 to £50,250
Closing Date


We are thrilled to be growing our Procurement function at Northumbria Police.


This brand new opportunity is an integral part of that growth and demonstrates our commitment to the department.


As the new Procurement Manager you will have the opportunity to really drive the function and join us at a time of exciting development.


Why Northumbria?


As one of the largest police forces in the country and recognised as one of the top performing in the UK, Northumbria Police are truly committed to preventing crime and disorder and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.


We endeavour to achieve this by all working together, officers and police staff alike.


The Procurement function plays an essential role in helping do this and we offer a real chance to make a difference.


What will I be doing?


You will be managing the Procurement department supporting the Head of Procurement on various tasks such as:

·         Leading on key projects contributing to the development and maintenance of contracting arrangements

·         Maintaining and maximising optimum value for money to deliver a flexible and high-quality service which supports the Force and OPCC (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) strategic objectives.

·         Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and internal customers to ensure Procurement processes and existing contracts are managed well and continue to deliver value for money.

·         Acting as the first point of contact for all specialist Procurement queries from direct reports, budget holders and senior stakeholders within the organisation to deliver value for money solutions.

·         Reviewing current procurement practices and contracts and identify new and innovative ways of delivering services through procurement implementation.

·         Supporting the Head of Procurement to produce, develop and implement a procurement work plan effectively serving the needs of the Force, developing centralised procurement policies and procedures and adopting best practice.

·         Leading or participating in cross-functional project teams to deliver corporately significant high value/risk complex procurement projects.

·         Deputising for the Head of Procurement when required.

·         Leading or supporting other initiatives/projects which contribute to the Force achieving its procurement objectives, including the development of service standards, strategies, processes and standard documents.


What do I need?


·         Member of CIPS or equivalent procurement experience

·         Extensive experience and knowledge of procurement, tendering and contract management


·         Good knowledge of contract law and all relevant legislation governing the supply of goods, services and works to the Public Sector.

·         Proven ability to manage, develop and motivate teams and individual staff

·         Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders, including successfully facilitating joint

·         decision-making and building productive relationships between business units, other

organisations and suppliers.

·         Degree (or degree equivalent level) in Business or Procurement or a similar subject (or significant demonstrable experience at a senior level in these areas)


It is desirable for previous experience of carrying out a similar role within a public sector environment, but not this is not essential requirement.

For full details please see the attached role profile: Procurement Manager role profile.docx


What can you expect from us in return for your dedication?

·         Fantastic public pension scheme

·         Childcare Vouchers

·         Excellent discounts on all things from shopping to eating out thanks to the BlueLight Discount Card

·         Huge focus on wellbeing, trained mental health first aiders on site, EAP service

·         Access to gyms

·         Flexible working (to be agreed)

Amongst other benefits


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.


Vetting level: MV


Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  


A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.  


If you have any queries about the application process or the role please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone