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Regional Manager Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport

Job Reference: 120-AC858-0120

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport
North & Mid Wales, Denbigh
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership’s mission is to enable the delivery of world class public services in Wales through customer focus, collaboration and innovation.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership Procurement Services, Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport Team function, specifically a Regional Manager Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport based at the Denbigh Site in North Wales.

The combined services of Supply Chain & Health Courier Services distribute and transport some 50 million items across Wales per a year, both clinical and non-clinical in nature. On average the service sorts (via its own mail sorting hubs), delivers and collects up to 120,000 items of mail/medical notes per week, and transports over 8 million clinical movements of samples of Blood, Blood Products Pathology and Pharmacy in accordance with Transport of Dangerous Goods legislative requirements per year.

We are looking for professional and dedicated individual who will continue to develop the existing operational service in North & Mid Wales and future work streams to meet the needs of our customers, The Procurement, Supply Chain and Health Courier Services function as a whole e.g. Home Care, Wound Management, Stoma & Home Pharma.

As a senior member of the Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport Team the post holder will be responsible for supporting the Deputy Head of Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport primarily linked to resource management and logistical support across the existing Supply Chain & Health Courier Service functions. This is a great opportunity for somebody who likes varied work, along with a mixture of strategic and operational management.

As the Manager for the region, the post holder’s role is to enable efficient and effective use of resources by ensuring that each function within the Health Courier Service & Supply Chain is suitably managed with a cohesive structure to manage integrated working maximizing opportunity wherever possible. Effectively manage the specific project timescales and deadlines which contribute to the functions business plan, to ensure targets and deliverables are successfully achieved. Supporting the Deputy Head of Supply Chain, Logistics & Transport on the local and wider business plans to ensure they reflect the organisation’s annual delivery plan and strategies as set out within its IMTP.

The post holder will network and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, partners & suppliers. Having the ability to be able to communicate to all key stakeholders, establish and maintain effective working relationships is a fundamental aspect of this role. Upon meeting with stakeholders, partners, colleagues and suppliers, you will be a representative of our service and a professional manner is imperative.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your procurement career in a dynamic, challenging and high profile environment. In addition to the criteria outlined in the specification, you should demonstrate a good understanding of All Wales Clinical Standards, MHRA compliance and Transport Law. A resilient personality and track record of delivering creative and innovative solutions are required for success in this role.

If you feel that you would like to take up the challenge, please make contact to discuss further.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 3rd February 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Mike Burns

Deputy Head of Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport (North & Mid Wales)

Ffon/Tel - 01745 818208

We are committed to flexible working and equal opportunities.

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Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

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