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Procurement Business Partner

  • Job reference: PBP
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Corporate Services
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Procurement Business Partner to work a Temp agency Contract in Milton Keynes within the NHS.

Hours- Monday to Friday 9-5

There is onsite accommodation if required this is £26 to £43 per night (£370 to £470)

Job Role
*To maximise value from the supply chain by developing and leading on strategic procurement and category management across the designated division and associated expenditure categories.
*To be the dedicated point of contact for all procurement and supply chain issues associate with the division and the designated categories of medical technology expenditure and to coordinate activities with the corporate category management team where appropriate (e.g. for ICT).
*To manage designated expenditure categories across the Trust divisions where appropriate.
*To deliver benefits in line with agreed Divisional, Departmental and Trust targets.
*Ensure contract compliance of all expenditure and pursue procurement excellence through the development and implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects across these key areas of expenditure.
*To carry out appropriate levels of assurance and due diligence across the supply chain to assess any risk, confirm appropriate standards are being maintained, ensure reliability of supply, and ensure legislative and contractual compliance.
*To develop strategic procurement and commercial strategies for the expenditure categories and to maintain short, medium and long term work plan and benefits forecast with appropriate levels of detail.
*To deliver strategic procurement and commercial projects in conjunction with key stakeholders.
*To develop category expertise and deep market knowledge & information for the organisation that can inform the development of strategic sourcing plans that maximise value to the Trust from the supply chain.

*Degree level education or equivalent
*Recognised continuing personal/career development at an advanced level.
*Evidence of highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience.
*Management skills and knowledge acquired through training and experience.

*Experience of managing complex procurement projects including business case, options appraisal, tender documentation, tender evaluation and contract award processes.
*A working knowledge of the NHS/Public Sector - and public sector procurement rules.
*Knowledge of Category Management techniques and experience of the development and implementation of category management plans and processes across significant categories of expenditure.
*Strong understanding of unlocking value from procurement & supply chain, such as sourcing, tendering, demand management, standardisation and contract management.
*Experience of working proactively with key suppliers to develop and adopt innovative products and solutions.
*Experience in Supplier Relationship Management, including supplier performance, continuous improvement and management of supplier expectations.
*Experience of consistently delivering savings and benefits targets.
*Experience of people management, coaching, mentoring supporting and developing staff.
*Able to analyse and interpret spend data and undertake market analysis.
*Previously worked within an NHS Procurement Function
*Knowledge of Trust SO/SFIs
*Knowledge of NHS Finances
*Experience of managing outsourcing and outsourced contracts
*A working knowledge and understanding of the NHS and Acute Trusts IT Skills Communication & Interpersonal Skills

If this sounds of interest please send a CV to thanks