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Associate Director of Procurement

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley, Camberley
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a talented individual to join as our Associate Director of Procurement reporting to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer. This comes at an exciting time for the Trust as the role will include the procurement activities for the New Frimley Park Hospital.

This post will be based at Frimley although it is a cross-site role with responsibilities at all three of the Trust's sites. The post manages a Procurement team of 70+ staff across Category Management, Buying, Systems and Supply Chain and plays a crucial role in helping the Trust deliver high-quality care to our local community.

You will work alongside executive directors and the senior leadership team to provide the overall direction, vision, strategy and business plan for the Procurement and Supply Chain functions, including supporting the development within the ICS and beyond.

This key senior position will require finely tuned commercial skills to develop a high performing procurement service that is seen as responsive and offering the best in class commercial and procurement operations.

The role must ensure alignment to the national procurement agenda, adherence to the changing procurement legislation as well as acting as a focal point of contact for key stakeholders. You will need to provide leadership, direction and support to ensure high quality contracting outcomes are achieved with the objective of minimising risk, maximising value for money and driving efficiencies.

Main duties of the job

We are open to hearing from individuals from a range of backgrounds with a successful track record of leading procurement work in large organisations. Experience in the NHS is not essential but may be useful.

The individual may be already operating in an Associate Director role or looking to step into their first director position. The key skills required to be successful in the role will include:
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)
  • Extensive demonstrable experience of effectively managing procurement teams at all levels, including senior management
  • Politically astute with honed communication, influencing and inter-personal skill
  • Significant and advanced Procurement proven knowledge in the Public or Private sector with expert understanding of the technical requirements of public sector procurement
  • Project management - the ability to manage large complex collaborative projects
  • Has resilience, patience, authority, gravitas, and an ability to influence widely
  • Highly motivated and driven to deliver change at pace with rigour
  • Strong literacy and MS 365 skills ensuring large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data can be distilled and communicated in a simple, effective way.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities. Over the last few years, alongside the pandemic, the trust has delivered a new �100m hospital in Ascot, implemented a new digital patient record system bringing together 200 IT systems into one, delivered the Frimley Excellence continuous improvement programme and played a leading role in one of the most advanced integrated care systems in the country. The trust has recently been selected to build a �1.3bn hospital to open in 2030 and has large aspirations for the future.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the attached job description and person specification for detailed information on the main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or similar appropriate professional institute or relevant experience
  • MBA or equivalent qualification or significant and appropriate in-depth senior level experience


  • Project Management PRINCE 2



  • Extensive demonstrable experience of effectively managing procurement teams at all levels, including senior management
  • Proven track record of effective governance and performance management
  • Strategic and day to day management of team including recruitment, training, development, performance management and staff records



  • Significant and advanced Procurement knowledge in the public or private sector with expert understanding of the technical requirements of public sector procurement
  • High professional standards combined with track record of commercial and business acumen
  • Proven knowledge of market areas related to specific work categories

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road

Frimley, Camberley

GU16 7UJ

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