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IT Procurement Business Partner – Commercial & Relationships

Job Reference: 259-1680024COR-

Barts Health NHS Trust
Finance Procurement- e-Commerce
Prescot Street, London
£59,083 - £67,760 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

IT Procurement Business Partner – Commercial & Relationships


Barts Health NHS Trust

Procurement & eCommerce


Band 8B - £59,083 - £67,760 (incl. London Weighting).


An exciting opportunity exists for an IT Procurement Business Partner – Commercial & Relationships at Bart’s Health within the Procurement and eCommerce Department. Barts is the largest Acute Trust in the UK. This Procurement Business Partner is a hands-on role and the successful applicant needs to balance strategic with tactical operational priorities, often on a daily basis. No day at Bart’s is exactly the same and if you have a ‘can do’ attitude, you will flourish in this role. Resilience and energy are of paramount importance.


Since August 2018, the Trust has been working with a Tier 1 Consultancy firm to put in place a long term technology strategy to transform network, hosting, telephony and end-user devices. The Trust plans to award multi-£M contracts of up to 5 years in quarter 1 2019 with transformation services commencing in April 2019. The Trust requires a skilled IT Procurement Business Partner - Commercial & Relationships to manage the Trust journey from existing to new state.


In this pivotal role, you will be the senior point of contact for all IT Supplier relationships. Working closely with Service Delivery and IT functional leaders, you will use your astute commercial skills to contract manage and maximise strategic value out of the Trust’s major network and cloud / hosting contracts and other related IT suppliers.


To support our ambitious journey, we are seeking a talented leader with a ‘can do’ attitude to join our Procurement Business Partner team. To succeed in this dynamic role, you will need to move at pace, be engaging and flexible and possess the right behaviours. This is in addition for an aptitude for sourcing, supplier engagement and people management.


The aim of the role is:


    • Be the key point of contact between the Trust and suppliers, including outsource providers, ensuring relationships are managed in a strategic and coherent manner.


    • Focus on project-based work, such as leading material change requests that are integral to mission critical IT clinical systems. This involves undertaking detailed and complex contract negotiation with suppliers to ensure change requests achieve optimal service and Value for Money (VFM) outcomes.


    • Play a principal role in contract management either by supporting meetings with suppliers or as the contract lead ensuring that value is deliver throughout the life of contracts


    • Set up and lead the quarterly Contract Innovation Board with IT suppliers to drive continuous improvement and optimal service outcomes. Nb: this is a longer term ambition and linked to Bart’s Procurement SRM development programme.


    • Act in an advisory capacity to staff within the ICT function to support appropriate strategy and decision-making on non-pay, including the development of work plans, procurement strategy and efficiency controls, driving value through collaborative working.


    • Lead occasional EU Procurement or Further ‘Mini Competitions’ utilising framework agreements (e.g. CCS) and undertake management and assessment of all offers utilising SMEs, where appropriate. Analyse and interpret complex information being returned in the form of tenders ensuring this is put into clear and concise reports for audiences of various skills providing the results in a range of options.


    • Ensure compliance with the Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions, EU Public Procurement Legislation and mandatory NHS Executive contracts (via the Crown Commercial Service and NHS Supply Chain).


For more information regarding this job, please contact: Bradley Day on 0207 3777000 (Option 1, then Option 2, Ext: 4645) or or email for further information.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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