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Senior Buyer

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To assist in the development of and maintenance of the procurement strategy for certain category areas
  • To assist in the development and implementation of an effective and strategic sourcing policies and procedures to meet the long term procurement strategy
  • Management of the purchasing process, which will include the development of specifications with key users, supplier evaluation, supplier appraisal, supplier negotiations, detailed analysis of tenders giving a conclusion and final recommendation, contract award and ongoing monitoring.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure contract compliance across the Trust, pursuing procurement excellence through the implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects within key markets
  • To meet customer requirements by demonstrating best value for money, through compliance with category priorities and contracts, and by actively managing the suppliers through the development of contract management
  • Working with key members of departments within the category area and provide input into projects and departmental objectives
  • To liaise with colleagues at all levels to ensure compliance with standards of Trust finance standing orders

About us

London Ambulance Service serves one of the worlds most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital every year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

We employ over 9,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over 8 million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 STPs and NHS England for our specialist services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details.

Person Specification



  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of procurement acquired by professional procurement qualification (CIPS or equivalent)



  • Proven track record of conducting successful negotiations.
  • Has proven experience of business / procurement analysis, research, collation and presentation of complex, conflicting or contentious information
  • Computer systems, with a good working knowledge of spreadsheets, preferably Excel, and preferably with experience of Microsoft Word
  • Experience of using a procurement/contract record system



  • Knowledge of PCR2015 regulations
  • Demonstrate understanding of supplier evaluation, supplier appraisal and supply chain management
  • Good all-round communication and interpersonal skills with ability to influence at all levels on both internal and external issues.
  • Ability to manage a large workload and plan work according to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to important issues

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


HQ - Waterloo

220 Waterloo Road



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