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NHS Procurement Specialist - COVID Testing Mobilisation Hub

The Finegreen Group
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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A large NHS organisation is currently seeking an experienced senior procurement professional who will take ownership of the day-to-day procurement and supply chain needs of multiple stakeholders.

The role will be predominately working from home, with some onsite meeting across the course of programme.

Main Responsibilities:

Responsible for the development and implementation of a programme-specific workplan, ensuring that it is clearly understood by all;
Support, and add efficiency to internal operations and optimise resources to enable the delivery of the business and work plans, day to day operations and financial and quality targets;
Ensure there is a strong culture of teamwork;
Provide effective leadership by clarifying reporting lines and levels of accountability;
Lead the team to share best practice, collaborate and work as one team;
Create a culture of compliant purchasing within the Programme team;
Work with stakeholders to produce a detailed procurement and supply chain work plan that prioritises the immediate need and clearly defines the short and long term strategy;
Oversee multi-disciplinary procurement projects, where necessary;
Undertake and continuously update risk assessments on the workplan and the strategy;
Define contractual ownership and lines of responsibility between the organisation and Department of Health and Social Care for the purchase of all goods and services within the programme;
Manage the procurement process through agreeing the right SLA agreements and KPIs;
Lead strategic priorities and high value and complex projects on time/to budget;
Provide procurement advice on complex, contentious products/contract negotiations;
Manage the tender and negotiation exercise in line with registration and SFIs;
Set, monitor, and revise challenging financial and qualitative performance indicators;
Draw up analysis detailing expenditure and estimating financial benefits from procurement initiatives;
Develop a reputation as a responsive, innovative service provider to all stakeholders.
A successful candidate will have:

Must hold a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate as a minimum, ideally also have experience within project management/or have PRINCE II/MSP equivalent;
Experience of working within the public sector, preferably within the NHS or other healthcare setting;
Proven ability to negotiate contracts and manage competitive tendering processes;
Working knowledge of the relevant EU regulations;
Ability to take the lead in networking with key clients, suppliers, clinical and professional bodies.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on (phone number removed) or email (url removed)
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