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Procurement Manager

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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To provide effective leadership on behalf of the Procurement Department and the Trust in all aspects of all procurement activities, supporting the delivery of relevant Cost Improvement Plans (CIPS) and overseeing the formation, implementation and delivery of all relevant FTS (Find a tender service) tenders/further competition, whilst working to Trust SFI's.

Main duties of the job

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  • To ensure that the RNOH becomes a commercially focussed, dynamic organisation which delivers innovative solutions to achieve significant and sustainable cost improvements
  • Strategically lead and effectively manage the procurement work plan for all products and services across the Trust. Ensuring compliance with the Trust's standing financial instructions.
  • Ensuring compliance to Procurement Act 2023 and have sound knowledge of the procurement process.
  • To provide strategic and policy guidance procurement matters to the Head of Procurement and the Trust Board as appropriate.
  • Management of Senior Buyers and Buyers, systems, processes and controls to ensure accountability, probity and compliance with external legislation and internal governance
  • Develop and implement systems and procedures that deliver best value from supplier expenditure
  • Manage the effective purchasing of goods and services ensuring delivery of best value for money.
  • Be responsible for the provision of a robust procurement process, with specific emphasis on security of supply, best value for money and compliance with all regulatory legislation.
  • Working to develop and update procurement procedures and guidance Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework.
  • Developing and training procurement staff and ensuring compliance to mandatory training and annual appraisals.

About us

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH/the Trust) is the UK's leading specialist orthopaedic hospital. We provide a comprehensive and unique range of neuromusculoskeletal healthcare, ranging from acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers.

RNOH also plays a major role in teaching. Over 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training at the RNOH. Our patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Procurement Manager.

We are looking for a self-motivated and qualified procurement professional with a good understanding of NHS procurement best-practices to effectively procure goods and services as required on behalf of the RNOH in order to help the Trust achieve significant savings .

You will be MCIPs qualified and have experience in managing a team of procurement staff.

Good communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships are essential - as you will need to engage with staff at all levels across the Trust in order to promote understanding, influence buying behaviours and provide an effective procurement service.

You will report directly to the Head of Procurement and have line management within the Procurement Department.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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  • Management of Buyers and Senior Buyers and ensuring meet the trust requirements for all mandatory training.
  • Provide training on all procurement matters and ensuring compliance to Procurement Act 2023
  • Appraisals to be undertaken in line with trust protocols and endorsement of all trust policies and procedures.
  • Data analysis and working towards product standardisation and rationalisation programmes.
  • Supporting the team to manage and participate in cost improvement programmes.

Manage the recruitment and retention of staff including:
  • Shortlist applications
  • Interviewing
  • Disciplinary process
  • Performance monitoring
  • Induction of new staff
  • Training and development
  • Appraisal process and Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Understanding and resolving staff needs or issues

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Transforming Public Procurement Certificate (TPP) Procurement Act 2023
  • Project/Programme Manager qualification such as PRINCE2

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with individuals on a one-to-one basis/ groups and at senior management level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed persuasion and influencing skills
  • Excellent negotiation and financial adjudication skills to manage complex high value
  • Team player with the ability to contribute effectively at a senior level
  • Able to communicate, to lead and develop and manage staff.

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Good understanding of the national strategic context of the NHS and national commercial objectives
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate on complex, sensitive or contentious matters in difficult situations, responding openly to questions to ensure full understanding and engagement
  • Understanding of NCL ICS and collaborative working requirements and working in harmony
  • In-depth knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations/tender process and further competition and Transforming Public Procurement (TPP) Procurement Act 2023
  • Experience of Procurement and Contract Management
  • Experience of negotiating complex contracts.

Analytical & Judgment Skills


  • Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge and experience of recruitment, absence management, performance management and other HR responsibilities that may be required from time to time
  • Sound understanding of Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrable evidence of delivering significant savings targets

Planning & Organisational Skills


  • Project management and leadership skills, with the ability to use own initiative and work under pressure.
  • Ability to manage complex workload under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Project management and leadership skills, with the ability to use own initiative and work under pressure.

IT skills


  • Ability to undertake data analysis and present in a report/business case
  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and pivot tables

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust



Brockley Hill



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