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Senior Officer - Commercial - Nationwide

Closing Date: 08/06/20
Salary: 35846
Position Type: Permanent

  • Opportunity to work from home with a base at any NCA hub nationwide
  • A commercial opportunity to further your skills and make a difference

About Our Client

Serious and organised crime is one of the gravest threats to the UK's national security. The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

Commercial is a major corporate function in Government and getting the right commercial capability is at the heart of Civil Service Reform.

The NCA Commercial Department is on an exciting journey undertaking a period of rapid development, including the adoption of Government Commercial Function standards as well as a focus on finding ways to continuously improve.

The National Crime Agency has a national presence and a forward thinking attitude to working from home.

Job Description

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading on procurement exercises to deliver strategic Departmental goals that conform to Departmental procurement policy and procedures and which comply fully with UK/EU procurement law;
  • Ensuring accurate, comprehensive and transparent commercial analysis, with recommendations to senior decision makers based on value and whole life costs that maintain full business ownership of the commercial outcomes
  • Developing and deliver procurement savings initiatives in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Effectively influence customers across the agency to deliver value for money, achieving savings targets and sustainable outcomes in the procurement of goods and services
  • Providing expert advice on commercial risk management and deliver mitigation plans / strategies to manage identified risks
  • Working with customers to develop their commercial capability.


The Successful Applicant

Essential Criteria

Behavioural criteria:

  • Making effective decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical criteria:

  • A good understanding of procurement law and public procurement regulations.
  • Ability to undertake medium complexity procurements using e-procurement tools plus experience of planning/project work and working to tight deadlines.
  • Track record in the delivery of cost savings or service level improvements and reporting against them.

Experience criteria:

  • MCIPS (Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Minimum Level 4 and willing to work towards Level 6.

What's on Offer


Roles based in London will also receive an additional London Weighting of £3,339.

As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a large range of benefits to include:

26 days' annual leave on entry, increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service

A competitive contributory pension scheme

Flexible working patterns

Excellent Learning & Development opportunities


Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPSC14096167Z

Job Type
Salary and benefits
£35,846 plus £3339 weighting if based in London
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)|Manager (Location / Team Leade
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