Senior Buyer
NHS Jobs
Trafford, England, GB
4d ago
source : GOV.UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to explore your potential with one of the most innovative Procurement teams in the NHS.

At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, we are part of the most important integrated health and social care transformation ever attempted in the UK, which has brought our nine hospitals together to deliver a Single Hospital Service that is both sustainable and high-functioning.

With a large population to care for, it is of vital importance that we create a cost-effective and efficient service that can accommodate the needs of this generation and the next, and as such, we are challenging ourselves to find better ways of working.

A crucial element of this mission stems from our procurement processes and it is here that we need your input.

Joining our team in the Finance and Procurement Business Unit a space that has been created to encourage flexible working, with modern facilities that will make your life more rewarding you will provide a valuable level of support to senior colleagues as you contribute to a designated Hospital Group / Managed Clinical Service or Category Purchasing portfolio and take on individual projects.

From seeking out savings that will contribute to performance targets, to providing data analysis that will enable better procurement decisions to be made, you will take on a wide range of duties and no two days will be the same.

This may include mini tender processes, negotiating with suppliers and identifying new business opportunities. There is a broad array of variety and responsibility in this role, so you will thrive in our team if you have the ability to see a challenge through to completion, enabling purchasing projects to be deliveredon time and within budget.

As you will need to take responsibility for procedural compliance and team leadership, you will need to have substantial strategic purchasing experience within a private or public sector organisation.

Committed to achieving full membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), it would be beneficial (though isn’t strictly necessary) to have some knowledge of procurement within the public sector.

Crucially, you will have exceptional communication and partnership skills, with the capacity to work directly with procurement and supply chain colleagues.

You will also be highly organised, and you will be adept at using PowerPoint to support your presentations.

We’re determined to provide our local people with a level of medical excellence that matches their varied needs.

  • Previous applicants need not apply*
  • For further details / informal visits contact :

    For further details / informal visits contact :

    Robert Jones, Purchasing Manager or Jonathan Hilton, Deputy Director of Purchasing

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