Regional Commercial Director - Operational Services

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BlueLight Commercial
Regional, with travel as required
Circa: £80,000 - £90,000
Closing date:
22nd July
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
8am on Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Shortlist Meeting
Wednesday 29th July 2020
Final Panel Interviews
5th, 6th & 7th August 2020


Established in response to the joint Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and National Police Chiefs’ Council Policing Vision 2025 report, BlueLight Commercial is a newly formed organisation providing support in relation to a range of areas including commercial, procurement, shared services, data-analysis and market intelligence for policing in England and Wales.

As a membership organisation, we will work together to pool our collective purchasing power and influence and change markets to create better solutions and services for policing.  Our aim is to be the ‘go to’ organisation for policing by introducing best practice, improving quality and interoperability across a range of procurement and commercial categories and services.

We are a police-led organisation which aims to sustain the ongoing delivery of savings and encourage and embed greater commercial collaboration across England and Wales, at both regional and national levels.  We will represent a single voice to the market to deliver value to stakeholders through expert and data-led commercial activities.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team working closely with colleagues to engender a ‘one team’ approach to the strategic management of BlueLight Commercial. You will bring a breadth of commercial and contract management expertise and a proven track record in creating procurement and contracting arrangements across a range of specialisms. You will play a pivotal role in leading and managing a national category portfolio, developing sustainable commercial strategies that deliver value for money and meet the demands of modern policing.

To succeed in this demanding yet rewarding role you will be a driven, enthusiastic individual who has the energy and zeal to motivate geographically dispersed teams, developing the expertise and capability embedding commercial excellence to ensure evolving demands of customers are met. You will be a strong influencer and facilitator, who has the passion and appetite to drive innovative and creative procurement solutions.

This opportunity comes at a very exciting time for policing, as it transforms the way it delivers services to stay focused on front-line delivery.

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact, Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298.

This is a unique opportunity to play an important role in making a real difference to communities across England and Wales, so do not miss the closing date.

Due to the start-up nature of the organisation’s funding, we are only able to initially offer these appointments on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2023.  The aspiration is that these roles would continue beyond that date, but at this stage that cannot be guaranteed.

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