Deputy Head of Procurement
NHS Deputy Head of Procurement (CIPS level 6)
The overall purpose of the role at a strategic level is to plan, develop and implement appropriate procurement sourcing strategies for organisations £300m pa non-pay expenditure on products and services in order to deliver significant levels of savings in support of the efficiency programme.
The role includes
- Challenging and influencing both the level of demand, and the specification of demand from the perspective of a thorough understanding of the supply market.
- Engaging and working closely with the senior stakeholders and practitioners who provide healthcare and support services to help identify improvements and changes in practice arising from supply market opportunities.
- Documenting, communicating and influencing Divisional Management Groups, Commercial Executive Members, and other senior stakeholders to ensure effective "buy-in" to the proposed category strategies.
- Putting in place the most appropriate commercial arrangements to help ensure the right quality and least total cost to the Trust.
- Developing and managing key relationships.
- Helping to ensure the arrangements work as intended.
- Taking timely decisions that display expert leadership and instils high levels of confidence.
- Implementing and developing a number of Trustwide procurement systems.
- Trust wide educational support to Executives, General Managers and Clinical leads in matters relating to procurement policy, strategy and legislation.
- The Deputy Head of Procurement will manage the Senior Category Managers, Clinical Matron and Supply Chain Manager roles. Additionally, the Deputy Head of Procurement will act in a Deputy capacity for the Head of Procurement in the event of absence or unavailability to ensure the continued provision of a full service. Also will be expected manage a number of direct reports and will take responsibility for their appraisals and ongoing development consistent with national expectations and in line with the Trusts Procurement strategy.
Training and Qualifications
- Professionally qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) (equivalent to a Post Graduate degree)
- MBA or similar qualification
- Evidence of Continuous professional development (CPD)
- Evidence of having undertaken:
- supply chain management training
- EU Procurement legislation training
- additional specialist procurement courses
- Demonstrable advanced IT skills including specialist software for contract management, e-tendering, e-auction, mathematical, logical formulas and functions and to generate accurate charts/graphs and good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Leadership skills training and project management training
- Substantial experience in a senior procurement management(or equivalent) role (at least 3 years) within a large and complex organisation
- Experience of managing large budgets and delivering extensive cost improvement programmes leading to multi-million £ savings (£7m per year)
- Demonstration of solid achievement in their current role.
- Expert and extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation.
- Expertise in managing complex projects to time and on budget.
- A track record of delivery of significant savings
- Experience of applying principles of change management
- Knowledge of health service management, including interpretation and application of national policy frameworks and the political environment within which they are applied.
- Experience in people management - ability to influence and lead people in a complex and dynamic organisation
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