Strategic Procurement Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group (NMBC) is comprised of The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM), The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and Walsall NHS Trust (WHT), The Black Country Pathology Services (BCPS), North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT), The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) and Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU).

The NMBC is responsible for the Strategic and Operational Procurement for UHNM (Royal Stoke University and County Hospitals), RWT (New Cross and Cannock Hospitals), WHT (Walsall Manor Hospital) and 36 partner NHS organisations within the Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Lancashire Health Economies. The NMBC is responsible for the management and control of expenditure in excess of �600 million across the Midlands and Black Country health economies.

This post sits in the Strategic Procurement team and is primarily based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital site, reporting to the Head of Procurement - Strategic Sourcing & Special Projects. The role is directly responsible for a portfolio of contracts and also for managing, supporting and guiding the work of 3 members of staff in one of the Strategic Procurement teams based at the Royal Stoke site, each with their own contract portfolios.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the job advert earlier than advertised.

Main duties of the job

We do operate under a flexible working policy and also offer partial working from home (typically 2 days per week) as part of the role.

The Trust offers 27 days annual leave on appointment, rising to 29 days after 5 years' of service and 33 days after 10 years' of service. In addition, there is also the potential to accrue hours towards flexi-leave in accordance with the flexible working policy.

The Strategic Procurement Manager will be a vital member of the NMBC Senior Management team, managing a team of 3 staff responsible for the procurement of Surgical Division and Network Services contracts for the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, reporting in to the Head of Procurement.

This post is a demanding role and an integral in supporting the Department in the delivery of all strategic objectives of all Trusts represented. Support the Departments' national / regional obligations and the implementation of the local Procurement strategy to meet the needs of the host Trust's customer base requirements, maximize value for money, minimising operational / commercial risk whilst ensuring compliance with EU Procurement Legislation, UK Law and the Trust's Standing Financial Instructions.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details.

In the event of receiving adequate numbers of suitable applicants/candidates, we reserve the right to close the job advert earlier than advertised.

Person Specification



  • High Standard of Education
  • CIPS


  • Management or Leadership Qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge and experience



  • Skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road,



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