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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2022.

Procurement Contract Support

Job Reference: J316-A-22-1176-195-T4-2

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
T4 - Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology
Hybrid Working
£23,671.64 - £28,986.20

Procurement Contract Support

£23,671.64 - £28,986.20 (depending on experience)

Location: Hybrid Working - Home Based.

Please note that in the Summer of 2023 categories associated with Category Tower 4 - Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology will be moving from Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP to Supply Chain Co-ordination Limited and the team will transfer at that time in continuing our exceptional work for NHS customers.

We are looking for an efficient and capable individual to provide exceptional administrative support to our Procurement Specialists and Category Managers, enabling them to deliver a first-class service to the NHS and provide creative, cost-effective solutions for their toughest challenges.

What we do

We add value to the NHS through effective procurement and category management.

Collaborative Procurement Partnership delivers effective procurement solutions to source and supply surgical medical equipment and consumables.

We are very proud to be part of the NHS Supply Chain family and the savings we generate directly benefit the patient.

We ensure that the NHS can access the products it needs at the right time and at the right price - with everything robustly clinically tested so that quality is never compromised.

The Role

We believe our people make CPP great. Do you look at things differently? Are you looking for a position where you can make an impact, drive change, and grow your career?

At CPP, our employees are challenged to try new things, empowered to develop their own career path and supported to achieve their goals.

As a Procurement Contract Support you will:

  • Process requests for new products, price changes, product alternatives and product discontinuations via our process and system procedures.
  • Maintain and revise associated logs and trackers which is an important part of the role, to keep our system activity, audit trails and catalogues up to date.
  • Liaise regularly with suppliers, Category Managers, Senior Category Managers and supply chain staff, nationally and regionally, to deliver better value, a high level of accuracy and an all-round outstanding level of service.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with all our internal and external customers, gaining trust and commitment by understanding their needs and requirements and providing them with successful outcomes.
  • Seek to resolve all invoice and ordering queries by identifying the root cause of the issue and rectifying it in a timely and satisfactory manner, always considering the impact on the customer and the business.

Who You Are

As well as being able to provide evidence that you meet the essential criteria in the job description, CPP are keen to interview people who can prove that they have:

  • A good understanding of supplies and procurement procedures in the NHS or other public sector bodies.
  • An awareness of contract and procurement law including public sector procurement directives.
  • Excellent knowledge of customer relationship management.
  • A confident, articulate, and engaging manner.
  • A commercially driven and results focused attitude, and the ability to respond positively to pressure and demanding deadlines.
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience of dealing with invoice and purchase order queries and a willingness to dig deep to get at the root cause of the issue.
  • Experience of having a busy and varied workload, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and achieve demanding deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills with excellent knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience of analysing large amounts of data, spotting trends and anomalies, with an exceptional eye for detail and accuracy.
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team and share knowledge supportively.

The Rewards

  • Competitive salary and potential to receive an annual pay progression
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions.
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus bank holidays.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional holidays.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Excellent opportunities for career development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Health Cash Benefit.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme.
  • A friendly, supportive, and energetic working environment.
  • Opportunity to train for a professional qualification such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short-listing process, usually within 2 weeks. All interviews are currently conducted via Microsoft Teams.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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