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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/11/2021.

Procurement Manager

Job Reference: 880-3409138-KC

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Advisory Services
£47,126 - £53,219

Procurement Manager

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?

This is an exciting time for the Procurement team as the commissioning landscape is ever evolving and will require the development of new and relevant services.  This is an ideal opportunity for a procurement professional to work in this changing health and social care economy, and gain experience working across different categories of clinical services, simultaneously.

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 £47, 126 - £53, 219 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:

You will lead and deliver clinical procurement projects, ensuring the procurement service is valued and trusted by our customers, acting as a critical friend, and providing expert procurement and project management support.

  • The focus of this role will be to support the delivery of the clinical procurement service, providing strategic and operational procurement advice and to ensure projects are legally compliant and developed in line with National guidance. 
  • Leading on specific projects within a portfolio of projects and programs that deliver high value, improved patient care and cost efficiency savings across the customer base
  • To provide specialist training to customers on the implications of procurement legislation and what they need to consider when making commissioning decisions
  • Carry out appropriate market analysis to identify current market performance, the main features include the characteristics of the demand and supply of the market
  • Provide specialist procurement expertise and product/service specifications to ensure procurements and supply chains demonstrate optimum service delivery. Incorporating risk management philosophies
  • Deliver against key performance indicators, meeting all customer objectives and produce significant results within key markets

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
  • Be able to demonstrate you are a results-oriented, metrics-driven Manager with expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development, and compliance
  • Previous contract monitoring and data analysis experience
  • A strong work ethic, allowing the incumbent to work closely with members of the team
  • In-depth vendor & supplier management experience, ideally gained within public sector procurement
  • Business acumen and the ability to influence and manage commercial opportunities across the continuum of care and multi-organisations within complex networks

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.

How to apply?

Whilst we anticipate the team shall be working from home for the foreseeable future, this could change at any point and the post holder will be expected to co-operate with any requirement to work from offices or travel to customer locations across England (the Midlands and East of England in the main).

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

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