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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2021.

Clinical Procurement Director (KC)

Job Reference: 880-3305181-(KC)

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
St Johns, Leicester
£91,004 - £104,927

Do you have expertise in, and a passion for Procurement & want to lead on a wide variety of high value projects within the NHS?

Arden & GEM is an established business within the NHS. It has a wide customer base including NHS England, ICS’s and CCG’s, Local Authorities, and a range of other Healthcare providers. With offices throughout the Midlands, North West, and South East we cover a core geographic patch that extends throughout the country.

Our services are built on a strong foundation of experienced people who build great relationships, a commitment to NHS values and a thorough understanding of our clients and the challenges they face.

Why work for us?

Following impending retirement, we are looking to hire a Procurement Director to join our multi award winning procurement service. You will need to be an inclusive, enthusiastic leader with an appetite for driving improvements with the support of your team and someone who is happy to work collaboratively with other CSU’s and our customers. With the changes to legislation around Clinical Procurement and the introduction of ICS’s this is an opportunity to build on the success the team has had and take it forward into the new world of clinical acquisition. As a key part of its role the procurement team in Arden and GEM is the National lead for Clinical Procurements for direct commissioning and plays a pivotal role working with the other CSU’s in providing services nationally and regionally.

If you enjoy recognition and strive to be the best at everything you do, then this could be the perfect opportunity to join a hugely successful business that rewards and recognises excellence.

  • Competitive salary £91,004 - £104, 927 per annum
  • Remote working opportunities
  • We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

Key aspects of the role:

  • The post holder will be responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of the Clinical Procurement and Market Management of the service.
  • Developing the future offers to Integrated Care Systems and establishing new relationships.
  • Leading the National Direct Commissioning Contract for Specialised services, Armed Forces, Military Health and Primary care.
  • Building a new service that reflects legislative changes.
  • Providing business case support services to NHSE’s Commercial Executive Group.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and analysing bids and tenders with suppliers, including the negotiation of service agreements and contracts.
  • Maintaining company budgets and streamlining costs.
  • Developing the procurement business plan for our customers and our internal business to promote effectiveness and efficiency.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Professional qualification in the field of procurement, preferred (MCIPS) Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply or equivalent experience
  • Bachelors / Masters degree in a relevant subject – Procurement, Supply Chain, Business or similar
  • Be able to demonstrate you are a results-oriented, metrics-driven leader with expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development, and compliance
  • Proficiency in the principles of lean six sigma would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in a highly complex collaborative environment, where you have influenced stakeholders and decisions makers to work at scale and be the subject matter expert.
  • Sound knowledge of public sector procurement, EU law and national implementation (contracting regulations)
  • Significant cross-industry and cross-category experience
  • A strong work ethic, allowing the incumbent to work closely with members of the team
  • A desire to motivate and drive change within the organisation
  • In-depth vendor & supplier management experience, ideally gained within public sector procurement
  • Analytical mindset, but also creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches that have historically “boxed-in” procurement

Our vision

Our vision is to work as partners with commissioners and providers to deliver unprecedented transformational change. We enable localities to 'deliver better with less' by developing the integrated systems and models of care needed, with efficiency and outstanding customer satisfaction.

Our values

We are proud to be part of the NHS and uphold its principles and core values in all that we do. We have also developed organisational values - icare - following feedback from our staff and our customers, which underpin our vision and drive our behaviour.

How to apply?

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Thank you for taking the time to consider our opportunity & we look forward to reviewing your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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