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Procurement Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Procurement
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH2031
Site
Royal South Hants Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/04/2021 23:59
Interview date
26/04/2021

INTRODUCTION

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist to lead on a portfolio of procurement contracts and projects across Clinical category areas.  With a responsibility to manage staff, share best practice and collaborate within the team to identify services that would increase efficiency of service. You’ll need to have significant experience of negotiating with suppliers and customers in a large organisation and a track record of achieving significant cost reductions.

ABOUT THE TEAM

This is a permanent role working 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday). The Team has achieved Level 1 accreditation as awarded by the NHS Skills Development Network as part of the Department of Health National Standards of Procurement. The team who are based in Southampton and Basingstoke work together to share knowledge and achieve the best possible outcomes for the two host Trusts.

YOUR MAIN DUTIES

Responsible for the purchase of goods and services by delivering contracts. Fostering a highly professional and responsive client service and build collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to deliver work plans and savings targets. Implement change and support and enable staff to deliver and continuously improve the service.

 

Working closely with Procurement Managers and Procurement department leads and with clinical and corporate departments across the host Trusts to deliver savings against a challenging Cost Improvement Programme.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

Wessex NHS Procurement Ltd is a joint venture subsidiary of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. WPL provides end to end Procurement and Supply Chain services, including strategic sourcing, value creation, tendering, contract and inventory management, distribution and materials management in to hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Southampton. All our hospital locations offer nearby green spaces, local historical attractions and National Parks right on our doorstep.

WPL recognises and rewards staff, as an employee you are our greatest asset. Our employees are eligible for all standard NHS terms and conditions of service including a generous NHS pension scheme and a wide range of competitive benefits and services, including access to numerous discounts on goods and services and support for your wellbeing from our occupational health team.

As a company we offer flexible work locations across the trusts hospitals and flexible working patterns will be considered against the needs of the service. We offer learning and development opportunities to progress and be promoted in your career as we believe you deserve the support to do your job to your best ability.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Work as a senior member of the procurement team participating in the development and implementation of customers’ procurement strategies

Pro-active review and development of selected areas of non-pay spend

Responsible for the commercial management of specific category areas

Lead procurement processes by delivering a portfolio of contracts, including managing production of required deliverables and control risk

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Purchasing & Supply or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience

Significant experience of negotiating with suppliers and customers in a large organisation and a track record of achieving significant cost reductions

Demonstrable experience of running competitive tenders/quotations

Able to use initiative and work independently

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Monday, 26 April 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Simon Wright
Job title
Procurement Manager
Email address
Simon.wright@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
Simon.wright@uhs.nhs.uk

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