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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/07/2021.

Supply Chain Manager

Job Reference: 192-CS-21-0674

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£45,753 to £51,668 Per Annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. We recognise the value that a diverse workforce has in initiating fresh ideas and the contribution to delivering excellence for our patients, their families and carers.

Supply Chain Manager

Portsmouth Hospital University Trust are currently recruiting a Supply Chain Manager within our vital Procurement department. The successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to embed their ideas and excellent experiences to date within this established department. We look forward to receiving your applications where you will be able to fully utilise your supply chain expertise and drive to lead this team.

You will lead on the operational delivery of supply chain systems and processes; with given direction to your team to achieve highly cost effective / customer focussed and time critical services in support of front line patient focused services. The successful person will be responsible for developing a technology platform, operating practices,

processes and standards for both PHU and IOW ensuring full maximisation inventory and supply chain benefits for the Trusts translated into lowest ultimate cost of supply.

This is an important key position within the department; you will promote and develop key customer relationships identifying and interpreting dynamically changing customer requirements and translating into focused demand and supply strategies and inventory policy considerations ensuring Trust wide inventory policy. Previous NHS experiences will be hugely of benefit as you will be advising externally on best practice and how to develop and put in place advanced Inventory Solutions.

Portsmouth is a vibrant city and tourist destination on the south coast with convenient access to the South Downs National Park and the Isle of Wight and just 90 minutes from London Waterloo by train. Whether your passion is the outdoors, with beaches, sailing, kite-surfing, horse-riding and hiking on our doorstep, or culture, in the birthplace of Charles Dickens, with two theatres and a major concert venue in the city, Portsmouth has something for everyone.If history is your hobby, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a rich exploration of Britain’s naval history, but if retail therapy is more likely to float your boat, discount designer-label shopping at Gunwharf Quays attracts shoppers from far and wide. If you like to travel and explore, Portsmouth ferries sail to the Channel Islands, France and Spain and cruise ships depart from nearby Southampton to the Mediterranean, Baltic, Carribean and Nordic seas. Southampton airport is just 20 miles away, serving destinations across the British Isles and Europe.

We are hugely proud of our Trust and welcome your applications online and feel free to contact Melvyn Lake for an informal discussion on 01489 779613.

Closing date:9th July 2021

Interview date:To be confirmed

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