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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2019.

Senior Operational Purchasing Manager

Job Reference: 362-A-19-1848735-A

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Stepping Hill, Stockport
£37,570-£43,772 per annum

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

Please read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description, person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to help complete your application.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Procurement Department for a Senior Operational Purchasing Manager based at Stepping Hill Hospital assisting the Head and Deputy Head of Procurement.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide an effective and efficient operational procurement service, an effective and efficient materials management service; and have overall responsibility for managing E-catalogues, the Purchase Order System and the Stock Ordering System. Responsible for delivering savings and managing relationships with suppliers, and will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships providing commercial support to internal customers. Undertake a wide range of procurement activities and assist in the delivery of the annual Cost Improvement Programme (CIP) target against an influenceable spend. Will be required to ensure appropriate, robust processes are in place and that the internal customers understand the procurement process.

In addition the successful candidate will have responsibility for managing, motivating and developing the Operational and Materials Management Teams, ensuring delivery of a fast, efficient and best value service throughout the organisation in a challenging climate.

The successful candidate will possess or be working towards their full MCIPS (or equivalent) accreditation.

This is an extremely busy and interesting department to work in. You will meet a different challenge every day and the successful candidate will be an integral part of the team providing a first class procurement service to the Trust.

The Department recognises that every product and service it procures on behalf of the Trust will affect each patient, to this end the Department is committed to providing ‘best value’ products and services.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust’s Finance and Procurement Department has won the accolade of the best healthcare finance and procurement team to work for in the north west of England. The team, which manages Finance and Procurement for Stepping Hill Hospital and Community NHS services in Stockport, won the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) awards North West ‘Great Place to Work’ award at their recent annual ceremony.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

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For further information please contact Matthew Rudder, Deputy Head of Procurement by e-mail

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