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Senior Procurement Specialist

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 Regent Point
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a dynamic individual to join its highly respected and successful Procurement Team. A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Procurement Specialist to join the Supplies and Procurement team in a newly established position.

The post-holder is part of the Supplies and Procurement team and is the procurement lead for the successful delivery of projects within the aligned business area. The post holder will provide expert advice concerning successful contracting within public procurement regulations and the Trust's internal regulations and policies.

As the senior procurement specialist, the post holder will lead the establishment and/or enhancement of robust relationships within the aligned business area and wider Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of procurement / projects requirements.

You will be a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and/or have gained a Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) / postgraduate level qualification or equivalent experience and academic ability for the demands of the post.

Evidence of continued professional development including in the areas of EU procurement and contract management.

Main duties of the job

  • Interview date: 3rd June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Responsible for tendering bespoke contracts for estates works, goods, services and other areas of category spend as required, including research, preparation, issue, scheduling, evaluation, reporting on tenders and award and the management of contracts.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

The Trust has a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Trust are proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Senior Procurement Specialist is part of the Supplies and Procurement team and is the procurement lead for the successful delivery of projects within the aligned business area.
  • The post holder will provide expert advice concerning successful contracting within public procurement regulations and the Trusts internal regulations and policies.
  • Responsible for the tendering of bespoke contracts for estates works, goods, services and works, including research, preparation, issue, scheduling, evaluation, reporting on tenders and award and the management of contracts.
  • As the senior procurement specialist the post holder will lead the establishment and/or enhancement of robust relationships within the aligned business area and wider Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of procurement / projects requirements.
  • Supports the development and implementing of discrete service policies which impact across the Trust.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Trust utilises where appropriate, national contracts established by NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Services, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative or other public sector collaborative procurement organisations where such arrangements provide benefit to the Trust facilitating communication between the Trusts internal customers of goods / services covered by such contracts and those formulating them.
  • Responsible for ensuring that goods surplus to the Trusts requirements and with a resale value are offered for sale in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and appropriate NHS guidance.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) / postgraduate level qualification or equivalent experience and academic ability for the demands of the post
  • Evidence of continued professional development including in the areas of EU procurement and contract management


Desirable

  • Project Management Qualification (such as, PRINCE2 practitioner) or equivalent experience


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of procurement and its application within the public sector. This knowledge must be unpinned by theory and a wealth of experience
  • Working knowledge of operating within organisational policies, such as, Standing Financial Instructions.
  • Working knowledge of project management and project forward planning underpinned by applied experience. Ability to manage large, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Working knowledge of electronic procurement systems (tendering and purchasing).
  • Experience at developing and managing relationships within a complex procurement environment.
  • The ability, skills and knowledge to provide professional procurement advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of analysing information and spend data to support decision making.
  • Experience of participating in group meetings to achieve a set outcome.
  • Experience of identifying service improvements and supporting appropriate change.
  • Experience of day to day line management of staff and staff development and mentoring.
  • Experience of working to both agreed individual and team targets.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating and resolving complex issues.
  • IT skills literate in Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be pragmatic and structured
  • Ability to develop stakeholder relationships, with the skills to on-board and motive throughout programme of work
  • Ability to lead projects that involve a number of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead stakeholder meetings
  • Ability to forward plan and prioritise projects to meet service demands
  • Ability to analyse information and spend data to support decision making
  • Ability to clearly communicate with a variety of stakeholders (internal and external)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-17-48-DR

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