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Procurement Manager

Job Reference: 335-A-0070

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Alfreton and Nottingham
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

We are East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), an organisation focused on delivering a high standard of emergency and urgent care to our patients across the region.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides Emergency, Urgent and Non-Emergency pre-hospital care and transport across six counties (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Northamptonshire).

The East Midlands has a lot to offer:

Excellent Location

Making a Difference

Action Packed Roles

Support and Belonging

If you haven’t heard back from us within eight weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions for our Recruitment team will only be picked up after shortlisting for this process has been carried out.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback at the shortlisting stage. If you are unsuccessful after shortlisting please refer back to the essential requirements or qualifications on the job description and check to see if you met the requirements, and detailed them clearly on your application form.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our a central procurement team working across a diverse range of categories across product ranges and service delivery from; Medical Consumables & Equipment; Laundry & Janitorial & pharmaceuticals; Uniform Workwear & PPE: Fleet & Estates & IM&T and general corporate spend with a combined annual non-pay spend of around £80m.

The Procurement Manager is primarily responsible for the efficient and proactive management of the Procurement Service. This involves the operational management of the procurement team the Trust’s tendering process and contract management alongside the strategic supplier relationship management of the Trusts Suppliers, to reduce the risk in the supply chain supporting the Trust.

The Procurement Manager will take a leadership role, supporting the Head of Procurement in the overall running of Procurement where required and take a leadership role, as deputy to the Head of Procurement, representing the department and the Trust both internally, at Directors’ groups and committees and externally at regional or national procurement initiatives.

Key Result Areas:

1. Implement strategic category procurement plans to support the operational needs of the Trust.

2. Lead projects, such as Cost Improvement Projects (CIPS) to deliver savings targets.

3. Ensure the Trust’s compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, including Caldicott, Data protection, EU Regulations and UK Legislation

4. Manage the Trusts key suppliers to ensure the supply chain is robust and risk is reduced.

This is a great opportunity for someone to be involved in the changes we are working towards recommended in the Lord Carter’s efficiency report and central NHS procurement initiatives.

If you are an experienced public sector procurement specialist, preferably MCIPS qualified, with strong team and relationship management skills you will be a strong candidate.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Pam Grainger-Dye MCIPS, Acting Head of Procurement on 07977 503713.


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We actively encourage interest from across our diverse communities. Black and Minority Ethnic staff are currently under-represented within our workforce, and we welcome applications from within these communities.

We are keen to promote a positive work-life balance wherever possible and have introduced various policies and working practices to support this goal.

At EMAS we believe that our culture should be built upon our core values and that our behaviour should reflect these. Our values – respect, integrity, contribution, teamwork and competence - underpin everything we do – how we deliver our services and how we work with each other. We believe that it’s our people who make EMAS what it is.

Our Vision - Responding to patient needs in the right way, developing our organisation to become outstanding for patients and staff, and collaborating to improve wider healthcare.

Please note we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy if an internal member of staff on our redeployment register expresses an interest and is successful for this vacancy.

You may be required to complete a DBS clearance check if offered a position with EMAS. If you are not part of the update service, you will be liable for the payment and this will be deducted from your first months’ salary. The current cost of an enhanced DBS check is £47.

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