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Interim Senior Procurement Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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To deliver a strategic Procurement and Market Management service for customers, leading on specific projects within a portfolio of projects/programmes that delivers high value, improved patient care and cost efficiency savings.

Client Details

Our client is a Commissioning Support Unit, who act as a trusted partner for commissioners and providers to support the delivery of efficient and effective healthcare services.

  • To own the delivery of the clinical procurement and market management service ensuring we are meeting our customers' needs and overall business objectives are achieved across the customer base
  • Work with the customers to develop and deliver a robust work plan that will meet the needs of the Healthcare community and deliver benefits to the wider population
  • Provide support, guidance and overall management to the team to ensure all procurements are delivered in an efficient and timely manner ensuring that all key performance indicators are achieved
  • Be responsible for the day to day range of staff management matters which include responsibility for supporting appraisals, development of staff, recruitment and where necessary processes such as performance management, grievance and disciplinary matters
  • Allocate workload across the team and work flexibly with other teams across the organisation to contribute to overall delivery of the work plan
  • Work on collaborative procurement projects across a diverse range of stakeholders, including clinical leads, to meet key milestones and performance indicators
  • Work closely with local stakeholders in identifying work priorities and deliverables to inform local and regional work plans
  • Work with all internal departments in pursuing procurement excellence through the implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects within key markets
  • To deliver against key performance indicators and project/programme milestones, meeting all customer objectives and produce significant results within key markets
  • To develop strong customer/stakeholder relationships including at executive/board level to ensure project compliance and appropriate specialist input into the successful delivery of procurement and any service improvements
  • Uses robust data to research to analyse project specific outputs and support the effective delivery of a procurement or service improvement
  • Carry out appropriate market analysis to identify current market performance, identify the main features of the market and the characteristics of the demand and supply side of the market
  • Use a skills and all available data to identify the appropriate market intervention strategy to deliver the required improvements in patient care and identified project objectives
  • Systematically monitor and develop strategies to manage barriers to entry for new entrants and barriers to expansion for incumbents
  • To effectively manage sourcing and procurement processes that translate into robust procurement projects and complies with EU legislation, procurement guidance and national legal frameworks
  • To ensure all pare legally compliant and are developed in accordance with national guidance
  • Provide specialist procurement expertise and product/service specifications to ensure procurement and supply chain deliver optimum service delivery, incorporating best risk management philosophies
  • Develop relationships with strategic providers to maintain service delivery performance and maintain a working knowledge of changing market conditions
  • Lead and support project/programme transition process to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of new services and the associated provider(s)

  • Registered full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)
  • Demonstrable evidence of developing Business Cases across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Awareness of public sector procurement policy, the political and clinical context, and the implications of these on commercial decisions
  • Developed procurements that complied with EU Procurement law
  • Carried out cost, price and demand analysis management
  • Developed communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders both internally and externally (including outside the NHS) at very senior levels
  • Public sector procurement and EU law and its implementation nationally (contracting regulations)

Job Offer
  • Full home working
  • 12 months FTC
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Discounts with retail and hospitality
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