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Senior Buyer & Category Specialist

Job Reference: 419-2322820-SBCS-F-A

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£21,892 - £24,157 pro rata

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

  • Are you looking for a role to expand your experience, and strengthen your knowledge and skills in the NHS?
  • Do you possess excellent communication skills, have an inquisitive & persuasive nature, with a passion for spending money wisely?
  • Do you want to be part of a team who excels in optimising saving and efficiency opportunities?
  • Do you want to be part of a team which ensures we have the right goods and services to keep our patients safe?
  • Do you listen and want to support your clinical colleagues?

We just might have the right opportunity for you.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust undertakes Procurement services for a number of the Trust's locations and for York Hospitals Facilities Management LLP and is looking to recruit for the role of senior buyer.

The introduction of the Department of Health Operating Model, part of the Government's strategic response to enhancing efficiency and effectiveness across the NHS, makes it an exciting time to be in procurement. In order to maximise the benefits of the operating model, we are seeking a motivated individual with flair and commitment and excellent communication skills to join our team, forging and supporting robust relationships between service users and suppliers.

The post holder will have a level of experience, professional knowledge and the ability and skills to:

  • procure goods and services;
  • effectively manage their time;
  • ensure projects and procurement runs to plan whilst representing value for money and support safe , effective and sustainable healthcare.
  • work within a team or independently to resolve problems and influence, persuade and motivate others to make sure every penny counts.

If all of the above is YOU, then we look forward to hearing from you.

You will be based at Scarborough; however, their will be travel between all our sites when required during the working week.

It's not just the area that's a great draw.  In addition, as a member of our team you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat.

Note: Previous applicants need not re-apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Horsefield

Specialist Procurement Officer

Tel (01723) 342219

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

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Please note that Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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