Senior Purchasing Specialist

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
21 May 2020
19 Jun 2020

Job Description

Senior Purchasing Specialist – NHS, Bristol, £38,890 - £44,503 + excellent NHS benefits

Bristol & Weston Purchasing Consortium (BWPC) have an opportunity for a new Senior Purchasing Specialist to join our busy, award-winning team. Currently based in central Bristol (moving to Southmead Hospital Summer 2020) we require an experienced individual to join our Sourcing team, supporting a range of key projects sourcing goods and services, deriving strategic benefit and cost reduction for the clients it supports across a number of key spend categories.

BWPC are proud to feature amongst our clients 2 of the largest NHS Acute Trusts in the UK. We support regional procurement activity, working to ensure our local health and welfare providers are able to deliver whole system cost reduction, whilst ensuring an optimised service delivery.

THE ROLE: As a Senior Purchasing Specialist with the Sourcing team, your primary activities will focus on the following:-
  • Procurement strategy development
  • Procurement strategy execution
  • Supply base management:
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • People management and leadership

YOU: The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
  • Circa 3 years’ experience of a procurement/contracting operating at a strategic level with evidence of applying Category Management principles,
  • Record of realising sustainable financial savings and cost reduction together with evidence of leading procurements which result in tangible business change
  • Analytical, numerical and problem solving skills – with the ability to both interpret and present outputs to influence key procurement strategy decisions
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills, both with external supply base and internally with key client stakeholders

For further details, please access the Job Description and the Person Specification.

Closing date: Sunday 31 st May 2020 apply now or contact Martin Strawson at Apply if you have further questions, or call Apply

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel Apply.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

Ref: 2423332

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