Purchasing Officer

Posted 7 March by Adecco UK Limited
Adecco are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Officer for North Wales Police, based in Colwyn Bay. This position permanent, full time and attracts a starting salary of £31,050 per annum, along with excellent benefits.


To assist the Head of Procurement with the on-going development of the purchasing function, with particular emphasis on tendering, contract monitoring, performance indicators and delivery of Best Value.

To manage Insurance requirements.


1.To prepare tender and contract documentation as allocated, including assistance and guidance to other Departments & Divisions.

2.To assist in the preparation and implementation and monitoring of performance indicators (PI) and performance measurement including benchmarking.

3.To act as liaison officers for a wide variety of contracts including, works, goods and services.

4.To co-ordinate procurement activities to ensure that common standards and procedures are adopted to ensure Best Value.

5.To undertake contract management and monitoring, the introduction of e-procurement and provide practical assistance to all areas.

6.To develop and maintain a contract information database.

7.To develop and maintain an expenditure analysis database.

8.Responsibility for providing reports for the Head of Procurement relating to contracts, contractors, products and services; prepare reports and briefing papers and to assist with reviewing similar papers prepared by others relating to procurement issues as required.

9.To produce financial information relating to procurement projects/issues as required.

10.Prepare reports and briefing papers as requested by the Head of Procurement and assist with reviewing reports prepared by others relating to procurement issues.

11.Manage the tendering of a wide range of goods Works and services ensuring that current legislation and force Procurement Policy are adhered to.

12.Analysis of tenders received.

13.Represent the Head of Procurement at meetings internally and externally, as required.

14.Respond to queries in relation to purchase orders and or invoices for payment, or when audit requires.

15.Undertake research projects as requested by the Head of Procurement.

16.Assist with the preparation of the Procurement Departments reports.

17.Prepare and submit the Quarterly savings reports to the Home Office.

18.Be responsible for the management of the Forces Insurance requirements.

19.Be responsible for the day to day management of Contracts as Directed by the Head of Procurement.


The role requires applicants who can demonstrate skills in the following areas:

*Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject, or an equivalent amount of relevant previous experience.

*Qualified member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

*Experience in the use of Information Technology, especially spreadsheets and databases.

*Experience of preparing reports, procedures and other documents.

*Experience of compiling financial reports.

*Knowledge of Procurement related EC regulations.

*Previous experience in benchmarking, tendering and tender evaluation.

*Knowledge and experience of procurement and contract management.

*The post may involve some travel across the Force area; therefore applicants must have the ability to travel throughout the area on occasions as and when required.

In order to be considered for this position, please either apply directly to this advert, or contact Amy at Adecco on .

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Required skills

  • Purchasing / Officer / Procurement / North Wales Police / Public Sector / Colwyn Bay / Resources

Reference: 34625476

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