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Senior Procurement Manager - Estates

Job Reference: 190-7202-FIN

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
£33,222 to £43,041 pa/pro

Senior Procurement Manager

This Vacancy

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is one of the UK’s premier Foundation Trusts, with an operating budget in excess of £1bn. It provides a broad range of healthcare services to the population of South Yorkshire and beyond.

The Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic procurement professional to join the Procurement team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient procurement service across a range of stakeholders.

About Us

The Procurement department provides procurement and supply chain services to the Trust. The department’s contracts teams take responsibility for developing strategies to meet the procurement needs of individual directorates and the Trust as a whole, and for delivering measurable savings from revenue expenditure in line with the Trust’s formal Savings Plan. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to join the Procurement department; a role which will be pivotal in delivering substantial savings to the Trust.

Who we are looking for

The department is looking for a dynamic and experienced procurement professional to enhance relationships with stakeholders, to drive productive collaboration and effective forward planning to manage non-pay activity.Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Senior Procurement Manager will provide procurement expertise to stakeholders within the Trust: advising on successful contracting within the context of public procurement regulations and the Trust’s internal regulations and policies. The post-holder will be an integral part of the team working with managers/clinicians to develop procurement strategies for agreed categories of spend and to identify opportunities for the achievement of directorate savings. In addition, the successful candidate will take responsibility for a portfolio of contracts and conduct procurement exercises in accordance with the Trust procedures and EU regulations.

The candidate will hold an appropriate Professional Purchasing qualification: for example, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Professional Diploma (MCIPS). Alternatively, a degree in a business related subject and/or have equivalent experience; and be able to evidence continued professional development including operating within EU Procurement Regulations.

The candidate will have a flexible approach when fulfilling duties in an environment where urgent requests are common, though ensuring a safe, best value for money; comprehensive high quality service is provided whilst managing a busy and demanding workload.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills as the role will involve detailed, complex, confidential Procurement issue discussions, together with relevant statutory financial and procurement regulations, with both NHS staff as well as suppliers.

What you can expect from Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Please see the attached documents to the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy which gives you more detail on why you should come and work for us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kay Elliott on or Tel: 0114 2269506

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. In addition, in submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the General or Medical Human Resources Departments on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken

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