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Contracts Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join the Supplies and Procurement North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group (NMBCPG) at The University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) has arisen and it is seeking to recruit a forward thinking, ambitious and commercially astute Contracts Manager to join their busy and evolving team.

The UHNM Supplies and Procurement NMBCPG is responsible for the Strategic and Operational Procurement for UHNM (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust) and 36 partner NHS organisations within the Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Lancashire Health Economies.

The NMBCPG is responsible for the management and control of expenditure in excess of �330 million across the local health economy. The Supplies and Procurement function consists of:
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Operational Procurement including warehousing and stock management services
  • Capital Procurement
  • Systems Services (e.g. Purchase to Pay Systems)

Main duties of the job

Reporting into the Strategic Procurement Manager and Head of Procurement - Strategic Sourcing and Special Projects, the Contracts Manager will lead and support on the procurement of several commodities for the Trust and its partners. This post will be integral in supporting the Department in the delivery of the Trust's Procurement objectives.

The Contract Manager will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of contracts and specific categories within the Procurement portfolio to meet the needs of the Trust's strategy and customer base requirements, and will ensure best value for money at all times whilst ensuring compliance with EU Procurement Legislation, UK Law and the Trust's Standing Financial Instructions.

Please note, there may at times be some requirement for the successful post-holder to travel between sites in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Wolverhampton or Walsall.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people, and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part-time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can, and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the stated date.

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Qualified to CIPS NVQ Level 4 or equivalent CIPS knowledge and/or experience which can be demonstrated using experience and knowledge OR Procurement or business related degree or equivalent skills and abilities which can be demonstrated using experience and knowledge


  • Management or Leadership qualification



  • As per Person Specification

Skills, ability and knowledge


  • As per Person Specification


  • Project Management experience.

Personal Qualities


  • As per Person Specification

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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