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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2022.

Junior Procurement Specialist

Job Reference: 188-AC3746

Wessex procurement Limited
Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton
£25,655 - £31,534 pa

WPL plays a vital role for the NHS in Hampshire providing end-to-end procurement and supply chain services for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. By working closely with our customers you’ll help us drive innovation, value and efficiency from procurement – enabling our hospitals to perform better and deliver better patient outcomes.

Responsible for the purchase of goods and services by delivering contracts. Fostering a highly professional and responsive client service and build collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to deliver work plans and savings targets. Implement change and support and enable staff to deliver and continuously improve the service.

Working closely with Procurement Managers and Procurement department leads and with clinical and corporate departments across the host Trusts to deliver savings against a challenging Cost Improvement Programme.

What you will do:

  • To work as a member of the procurement team participating in the development and implementation of customers’ procurement strategies by ensuring it is communicated, understood, and supported by budget managers and clinicians, so achieving the department’s objectives and ensuring commercial arrangements are optimised.

  • Supported review and development of selected areas of non-pay spend and the planning, design and implementation of best value-for-money contracts and most cost-effective internal logistics arrangements. Aligning all tasks with WPL Strategy.

  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement process with responsibility for a defined selection of projects, working directly with the managers, budget managers, clinicians, and finance staff.

  • Support procurement processes by identifying and evaluating best value for money.

  • Negotiate with suppliers and stakeholder(s) to ensure compliant and resilient route to market.

What we are looking for:

Please refer to the Candidate Pack for a detailed description of the attributes required.

An outgoing individual with a desire to progress and learn. CIPs Level 4, Degree or transferable skill set would be essential. An ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of different clinical representatives would be beneficial.

What we can offer you:

At Wessex NHS Procurement Ltd (WPL) we play a vital role for the NHS in Hampshire providing end-to-end procurement and supply chain services for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Wholly owned by both Trusts, at WPL you’ll be part of the larger NHS family and contributing to improving healthcare across the region.

Our services include strategic sourcing, value creation, tendering, contract and inventory management, distribution and materials management for hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Southampton. You’ll be part of a dynamic and like-minded team working with stakeholders on challenging targets to drive innovation, value and efficiency from procurement and supply.

To recognise and reward your contribution we provide a range of great staff benefits. You’ll be eligible for a generous NHS pension scheme as well as all standard NHS terms of service and annual leave. Our employee benefits platform offers you discounts on a range of items, from the weekly grocery shop, high street shopping, days out with the family, and even holidays. In addition, we offer a mix of office and home working to give you the flexibility to manage your work as well as home life.

We also offer great learning and development opportunities to progress your career, with financial support as well as study days to help you grow and develop your skills. You’ll have a personal development plan built around you, along with access to a vast array of courses available through our virtual learning environment to help you take your career forward.

PLEASE NOTE: This job is based at;

Royal South Hants Hospital

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Penfield

Procurement Manager (Clinical)

07766 361090


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