An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Finance and Procurement department of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS). The new post of Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist will be the most senior procurement professional in the organisation and will be part of a dynamic team delivering efficient procurement projects for all areas of the business. Effective procurement is a key component in enabling RBFRS to deliver its vital service to the public.
We are looking for someone with a wide knowledge of procurement processes and regulations, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to ‘own’ solutions along with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels of the organisation.
In return RBFRS offers flexible working arrangements to help manage work-life balance, a generous holiday allowance and personal benefits, including childcare vouchers, on-site gym facilities and an excellent pension scheme. There is also free parking on site.
Key focus of this role
The Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist will be a key point of contact for senior managers within the organisation in relation to procurement, contract management and supplier related issues. The post-holder will be responsible for providing relevant compliant and pragmatic advice in accordance with RBFRS Contract Regulations, UK and relevant EU Legislation and central government guidelines and best practice.
Key role requirements
On a day-to-day basis, the post-holder will deliver high value, business critical procurements and will be responsible for the full end-to-end delivery of tendering activity. It is important, therefore, that the post-holder works with stakeholders to identify the most suitable procurement strategies for spend categories including specialist, niche and construction contracts.