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Assistant Purchasing Manager (XN06)

Job Reference: 298-CORF-2878

298 Non Medical Purchasing Team
The Leeds General Infirmary
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

A challenging and exciting opportunity at one of the leading hospitals in the NHS has arisen within the Procurement Department. Reporting to the Head of Contracts Non-Clinical you will be responsible for a portfolio of non-clinical products & services and, together with your team, be responsible for ensuring best value contracts are awarded in a compliant and legal manner.

You will be required to analyse market conditions appertaining to the product/services portfolio and offer advice as the optimum routes to market, utilising national, regional or local frameworks. The Procurement Department is targeted with a cost improvement programme and your contribution supporting the Non-Clinical Contracting Team is vital to the financial sustainability of the Trust.

Good demonstrable leadership skills are essential as are communication, customer engagement, negotiation and organisational skills. The ability to work both individually and as a team is vital.

You should have a strong procurement / commercial background with a proven track record of delivering complex contract projects ideally gained with some public sector exposure.

You will need to demonstrate very good concentration skills as you will spend considerable time assessing products/services. You will need to show a keen desire to be part of a team that helps bring positive changes and efficiencies to the Trust.

This is a full time position 37.5 hours a week Monday-Friday.

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This vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service & pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme & we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

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