SYP - Senior Category Managers

Sheffield, Wakefield, Yorkshire & The Humber area, Melton, Northallerton
£40, 719 - £44, 787

Role: Senior Category Managers

Department: Regional Procurement & Stores (National Fleet Management Project)

Location: Any Regional Base – Northallerton, Melton, Wakefield or Sheffield

Salary: Band G - £40, 719 - £44, 787

Hours: 37 Hours per Week

Contract Type: Permanent


Details of Role:

We are a regional procurement hub, led by South Yorkshire Police, supporting the four Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region and have an office base within each of those four Force areas.

As part of a national review of police procurement, we have recently taken a Commercial Lead role for the procurement and commercial activity associated with the National Fleet Services category.

This has provided us with the ability to offer an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced professional to join us as a Senior Category Manager in the delivery of the national category strategy. We are looking for an individual who has achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Level 6 Graduate Diploma.

The successful candidate will be a well-established, experienced professional with a full understanding of public sector procurement with the ability to manage complex collaborative procurement exercises, manage a wide stakeholder group and have a track record of delivering savings and other efficiencies through a variety of commercial activities.

Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant experience of managing all aspects of high value category management and delivery of quantifiable procurement efficiencies.
  • Experience of mentoring or managing staff.
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Graduate Diploma (Level 6) and full corporate membership (MCIPS).
  • Excellent interpretation of Procurement legislation.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive polices to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service ( accessible 24/7)


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 3 years has been identified for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

All tattoos and piercings must be in line with South Yorkshire Police’s Appearance and Standards policy. Tattoos visible on your face, neck, hands or head are not permitted. Any tattoos which could be deemed inappropriate or cause offence will also not be accepted. If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

Closing Date:

Monday, 1st July 2019 

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the HR Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Lisa Parker on 07464 983 702. Please do not contact this number for an application form.

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