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Procurement specialist

Job Reference: 188-OTH1428

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Wessex NHS procurement ltd
Location:
Basingstoke Hospital, Basingstoke
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

Wessex NHS Procurement Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The company provides end to end procurement and supply chain services to hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton.

ABOUT THE TEAM

This is a permanent role working 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday). The team has achieved Level 1 accreditation as awarded by the NHS Skills Development Network as part of the Department of Health National Standards of Procurement.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Responsible for the purchase of goods and services by delivering contracts. Fostering a highly professional and responsive client service and build collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to deliver work plans and savings targets. Implement change and support and enable staff to deliver and continuously improve the service.

Working closely with procurement managers and the deputy head of procurement and with clinical and corporate departments across the host Trusts to deliver savings against a challenging Cost Improvement Programme.

Lead on a portfolio of procurement contracts and projects across non clinical category areas. Manage staff, share best practice and collaborate within the team to identify services that would increase efficiency of service.

The likely areas of category responsibility will include, IT & Telecoms, Pathology, Print and Stationery.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The candidate will require a strong procurement background with tangible evidence of driving value, good commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and experience of using e-Procurement systems.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

We can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.

WPL employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th February 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

David Duly

Head of Procurement

01256 313424

david.duly@hhft.nhs.uk




Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.

GETTING TO WORK - OUR TRAVEL PROMISE

Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that’s why we have introduced our Travel Promise – a commitment to help provide reasonable travel options for all our staff. Every employee will be provided with either park and ride access or an onsite permit; eligibility for an onsite permit is dependent on the nature and requirements of the role. Staff can also access a range of travel benefits including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars and season ticket loans.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY

Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all staff equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions and have working arrangements that help them to achieve a work-life balance.

We actively promote a work environment free from harassment and discrimination, providing training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

YOUR INFORMATION

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