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Senior Procurement Manager

Job Reference: 192-CS-19-0200

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Procurement Services
Hedge End, Southampton
£42,414 to £49,969 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 675,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 142,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,480 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communties.

As part of the succession planning arrangements for the impending departure of the current postholder, NHS South of England Procurement Services requires a motivated and enthusiastic procurement professional to join the Commissioning Procurement Team based in Hedge End that supports the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey and Sussex. This is a permanent role to deliver a procurement function that is visible, influential within the Client organisation and provides value for money delivering leading edge procurement strategies at pace and within challenging targets.

We are looking for someone who is Client focused and has strong engagement, relationship management and communication skills, along with significant experience in complex and high value tendering and procurement management. Ideally experienced within a healthcare/commissioning or public sector procurement environment. A keen eye for detail and willingness to develop knowledge of procurement within the commissioning of Healthcare Contracts is essential. The post holder may also be expected to have some line management responsibility.

The postholder will be expected:

  1. To take a lead role in the delivery and development of the procurement teams work plan and forward plan within the local health economy and working in partnership with Hampshire and Surrey Client organisations, and participate in Client wide collaboration arrangements. This will include providing advice and guidance from a strategic development perspective, the realisation of annual savings targets, compliance with all relevant legislation, identifying areas for future investigation and bringing added value to the benefit of the constituent Clients.
  2. Take the lead, manage and deliver procurement activities including a number of complex and high value contracts on behalf of stakeholders in accordance with the agreed workplan
  3. To build compliant procedures and processes through continued staff development and rolling out a user-friendly non-bureaucratic service. Provide team leadership and be responsible for the management and continuous improvement of the Commissioning Procurement functions and activities across SoEPS.

Working with multi disciplinary client teams, you will be responsible for delivering a variety of procurement projects concurrently ranging in value from several hundred thousand pounds to multi million pound projects across SoEPS Clients and critical health and social care pathways.

You will have a flexible approach to work and the ability to communicate well with clients and providers, often at Executive/Director level. You will also be able to prioritise your workload in order to deliver multiple projects whilst meeting the client and organisational needs. The successful postholder will be required to lead the team on any aspect of procurement approach to deliver the procurement workplan, including Tender exercises, Competitive Call Off processes from National Frameworks and Direct Award of contracts via Single Tender Waivers.

The postholder will be an effective communicator, possess excellent analytical skills, have a methodical approach and be prepared to take ownership and accountability for the work of those that you line manage. The postholder will also be capable of developing and delivering procurement solutions across complex and changing landscapes.

If you feel you can meet all these requirements and are interested then please complete the relevant documentation and supply your current CV, if you would like to have a discussion about this role, please contact Keith Myhill.

Travel across the geographic region will be required. We would expect the postholder to hold the MCIPS qualification.

NHS South of England Procurement Services is based in Hedge End, Southampton (Junction 7 of M27).

Contact name: Keith Myhill, Associate Director of Procurement

Contact telephone number: 07825 256668

Closing date: 27th February 2019



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