We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Officer in Preston.


Pay rate: £15.48 – £19.70 per hour (dependent on experience)

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing.



To provide a high-quality procurement function to the Constabulary, supporting the Procurement and Contracts Manager.



  • Provide internal and external stakeholder support for procurement projects.
  • Deliver presentations and briefings to stakeholders in relation to procurement regulations and directives.
  • Lead, negotiate, construct and manage diverse and complex procurement contracts of significant value in line with customer requirements and prescribed timescales.
  • Proactively manage contracts on an on-going basis to identify savings and efficiencies and achieve value for money.
  • Effectively contribute in procurement meetings at local, regional and national levels and lead on initiatives as appropriate
  • Advise budget holders and senior managers of tendering procedures, incorporating standing orders, financial regulations, and relevant legislation to ensure compliance.
  • Undertake market testing initiatives, supplier appraisal and vendor rating to identify appropriate procurement options for goods, services and works for any projects more than £100k.
  • Undertake regular reporting and challenge spend outside of expected trends within appropriate business areas.
  • Produce accurate and timely reports to the Procurement and Contracts Manager to support recommendations to the Chief Officers, Police and Crime Commissioner and other internal and external groups.




  • Experience of negotiating and influencing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience of interpreting and applying specific relevant legislation e.g. Procurement Directives and Public Contracts Regulations.
  • Have undertaken supplier engagement initiatives and high-level contract review meetings.
  • Experience in the production and analysis of management information to support procurement recommendations.
  • Have led high level spend/complex projects.
  • Experience and application of evaluation methodology tools for tender analysis.
  • Aware of the role various stakeholders play within the procurement environment.
  • Experience of initiating and recommending projects and initiatives to achieve value for money.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement processes.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Lancashire

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