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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/02/2020.

Head of Transactional Procurement Service

Job Reference: 289-CR-664

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cross Site, London
£52,306-£60,983 per annum plus HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Head of Transactional Procurement Service

The Chelsea and Westminster Procurement department joined with the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2012 to form the collaborative Joint Procurement Service, and now manages the non-pay expenditure for both Trusts including the West Middlesex Hospital site and a third Hospital location.

The structure of the team is based upon category and project management principles to ensure the delivery of controlled category spend via catalogues, and to support high value complex procurements for all partner organisations.

The post holder will be part of the Procurement senior team and responsible for the delivery of services across all locations across the Shared Service with oversight for the Transactional Procurement team as well as the Supply chain team – consisting of Materials Management and Receipt and Distribution teams located across multiple sites within the Shared service.

This post is pivotal to the delivery of front line services and touches all members of staff in partner organisations, and if done well ensures robust open supply chains, high levels of catalogue take up, controlled contracts review and renewals, and low levels of invoice queries. This is a customer facing role.

The role holder will be accountable for the management and delivery of the buying function, control and maintenance of the P2P systems, Contracts database and Due North Tendering Portal and the management of the catalogues system.

The role holder will Line Manage the Supply Chain and Logistics Manager and be accountable for the Materials Management team across the Shared Service across up to 6 sites

The role holder will be responsible for the strategically important NHS Supply Spend (NHSSC) across the multiple trusts. This spend will increase exponentially as Trusts current direct spend are moved to NHSSC as part of the Carter agenda. This task entails monthly reviews of opportunities in line with Department of Health mandating that 80% of Trusts Consumable spend is migrated to NHSSC.

The role will be accountable for reporting to Director of Procurement and Divisional Directors across the three Trusts to ensure delivery of this critical CIP programme by engaging with the relevant trust stakeholders.

The role holder has budget responsibility and will be expected to ensure expenditure is under control.

The role holder will work across three sites ensuring that staff are supported and developed.

The role holder will be accountable to the Director of Procurement for ensuring that the individual trusts within the Shared service meet their respective KPI and these are reported monthly to the Procurement Steering board.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Suzanne Scannell, Director of Procurement for further information - / 0203 315 5907

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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