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Head of Supply Chain

Job Reference: 390-R5465-CO

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend Univeristy Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff-On-Sea
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

The Procurement team are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated Head of Supply Chain to support the Deputy Director of Supply Chain and Performance Responsible for the Operational management of the Mid and South Essex Hospitals supply chain. They will be accountable for the execution of a Supply Chain strategy for Materials Management, including the management of the teams to deliver this strategy across Mid and South Essex Hospitals

They will lead on the implementation of the Organisations selected inventory management system and delivery of associated benefits (£1m+ over 2 years) and be responsible for the provision of professional Supply Chain advice and operational management information across the Trusts.

You will need to have a doctorate degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience as well as MCIPS – Corporate member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. You will also need significant commercial experience in a supply chain role at a senior level as well as previous experience of managing a supply chain function within a complex organisation.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation.

If interested please apply!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gary Farnham

Associate Director of Supply Chain and Performance

  • Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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