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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2021.

Purchasing Specialist

Job Reference: 156-998-21-6499

GP Surgeries and Medical Centres
Smile Together Dental
£27 - £30k pa pro rata

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Want to make a real difference? You couldn’t be in better company.

An exciting new role has been created at Smile Together Dental CIC, working within our Finance team, to support our continuing business growth and development.

Reporting to our Finance Director, this position will suit someone who has a demonstrable track record in purchasing and procurement, who is used to working at a senior influential level and is passionate about sustainability and the environment.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Being responsible for purchasing activity across the whole organisation including the procurement of all clinical and non-clinical supplies
  • Developing an effective and efficient procurement policy framework and processes which are agile and flexible to the needs of corporate and special project requirements
  • Developing and implementing a sustainable purchasing approach which balances quality, cost and environmental objectives alongside effective supply chain management

It’s never been a more exciting time to join us – we’re having a major impact in the South West and we’re different!

Our package includes:

  • £27-30k per annum (pro rata if not working full time)
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays each year (pro rata)
  • Access to company pension
  • Dedicated training via our Smile Together Training Academy
  • A friendly support network with an induction colleague assigned to assist your transition to our company
  • Workforce benefits package
  • Annual flu vaccination alongside a range of health and wellbeing support and resources
  • Outstanding work life balance in a beautiful part of the country
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and have a genuine voice in our employee-owned business

 We’re a committed and friendly team that puts our people and patients first – join us in providing a valued dental service in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Lesa Annear, Finance Director on 07376 556761 or email   

Application deadlineMonday 1 March 2021

Initial telephone interviews will be held 3 / 4 March 2021

Assessment day for shortlisted applicants will be held on 10 March 2021


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