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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/08/2022.

Procurement Specialist Support

Job Reference: J316-A-22-1138159.1T2-3

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
T2 - Sterile intervention equipment and associated consumables
Hybrid Working
£23,671.64 - £28,986.20

Procurement Specialist Support

Tower 2 – Sterile intervention equipment and associated consumables.

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

This role has a nominal base of Sheffield (S4) Normanton (WF6) but the home location is flexible.

Collaborative Procurement Partnership operates a Smart Working scheme meaning employees are free to attend CPP offices as many or few days per week as suits their needs, unless there is a specific need for attendance as dictated by the needs of the business.

More information will be provided at interview.

We are looking for an efficient and capable individual to provide exceptional administrative support to the Contracting team in the management of procurement projects, 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 save money for the NHS.

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

We are very proud to be part of the NHS Supply Chain 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 Specialist Support, you will:

  • Contribute to the Tower achieving its objectives.
  • Support the Contracting team in the management of tenders and contract management, issuing contract notices, framework agreements and contract award notices, managing and responding to supplier queries, and logging tender responses and checking responses for compliance.
  • Liaise with the category teams, suppliers and other key stakeholders including SCCL.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with all our internal and external customers.
  • Support the Tower with any ad-hoc work as required.

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 procurement in the NHS or other public sector bodies or similar organisations in the private sector.
  • 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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