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Inventory Manager

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title : Inventory Manager

Band: 6

Hours: 37.5 per week

Are you keen to be part of a team who provide essential supply chain management and replenishment services to wards and departments ensuring that products are available when needed, and looking to make a difference within the NHS? We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our team here at Dorset County Hospital as Inventory Manager. This is a new role being introduced to lead and coordinate the implementation of an inventory management system.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Work with an established Inventory Team to enhance the service offering using modern software to automate processes
  • Be confident engaging with other members of the Trust at all levels
  • Promote and deliver a professional service, focussed on ensuring product availability and value for money
  • Be self-motivated and manage your time well, prioritising when necessary
  • Enjoy learning about the type of products used in a hospital environment

About us

You have:
  • Experience of working in an inventory / replenishment management environment.
  • Excellent IT skills, are proficient analysing data and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience of working in a change environment with stakeholders and securing their engagement to deliver change
  • The ability to communicate clearly.
  • An understanding of how product usage can fluctuate depending on the current circumstances.
  • Previously managed a team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We can offer you the opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated team who are striving to deliver excellence in a highly rewarding environment. We have set ourselves challenging goals for the year ahead that aim to sustainably improve the service we offer to our customers and patients, through the introduction of an inventory management system. Through a collaborative and an integrated approach, you will have a critical role in shaping the way in which goods are replenished to support patient care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

The post holder will be a primary contact for inventory management at ward and department level across the Trust. They will lead and coordinate the Inventory Teams and processes to provide a safe, efficient service to the Trust.

To assist in the development and maintenance of an effective stock management strategy and lead the roll-out of an inventory management system (IMS).

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented in our organisation.

Person Specification



  • Experience working in an inventory / replenishment management environment
  • Must be able to drive using own vehicle, and have current licence and > 2 years driving experience since passing the test
  • Educated to HND Business or level 4 qualifications in management, procurement or equivalent professional experience


  • Member of MCIPS



  • Minimum 3 years knowledge and practical experience of inventory management
  • Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Customer relationships and delivery of service improvements
  • Experience of working in a change environment with stakeholders and securing their engagement to deliver change
  • Experience of managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines


  • Understanding of NHS Policies and Strategies including Data Protection & IG Toolkit requirements
  • Experience of writing reports and business documents for a wide range of audiences.



  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Pro-active and delivers to timescales.
  • Flexible in workload duties/dealing with tasks/hours and ability to work with conflicting demands and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to participate in discussions which challenge the current ways of working with staff.
  • Ability to support staff in adopting new methods of working.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, managers, and customers.
  • Ability to convey new requirements or processes, which may contain some information to both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team working skills with tact, discretion, and empathy.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to analyse, interpret and resolve issues.
  • Logical and analytical approach required when designing a new solution.
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise workload.
  • Flexibility and ability to meet challenging deadlines and remain focused with conflicting demands and priorities.
  • Innovative and well organised.
  • Positive approach to change
  • Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients.
  • A team player able to contribute to wider issues of the NHS.


  • Advanced keyboard skills including ability to use mapping / modelling tools.
  • Medium lifting of inventory

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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