To buy, from external suppliers, effectively, economically and in accordance with Trust SFI's the goods and services the Trust needs to discharge its core function with particular emphasis on Capital and Furniture purchases.
1.1 To provide advice on procurement and supplies matters relating to procurement within the non-medical field to clinicians, managers and staff.
1.2 Keep fully abreast of products available in the non-medical healthcare markets
Have knowledge of (or know where to find) the policy regarding medical equipment purchases and be able to apply these to all relevant Purchase Order.
Be able to make necessary adjustments on e-Procurement system to reflect the charging of Capital purchases.
Be the Trust's expert on the furnishings and fittings market as they relate to the stocking of clinical areas.
A good basic level of education
Able to demonstrate an understanding of Procurement concepts
In possession of CIPS Diploma (or equivalent) or keen to embark on training leading to a professional purchasing/supply qualification
Computer literate - i.e able to use an electronic system procurement system within the required parameters
Familiar with MS Office products
Good Interpersonal skill with the ability to absorb new information quickly and then retain it and apply it
Numerate and able to receive, provide and manipulate complex information.
Ability to reach timely and effective decisions based on the appropriate use of information
Evidence of ability to prioritise and plan own work
Experience of buying a varied range of goods and services relating to Healthcare
Experience gained over a minimum one year working in a similar environment