Strategic Procurement Manager

Stoke on Trent Permanent £50,952 - £57,349 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity with numerous public sector benefits
  • Offers agile/hybrid working approach

About Our Client

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. The Centre for NMAHP Research and Education Excellence (CeNREE) provides support for UHNM staff to develop and engage in research including external Fellowship and Grant application support and a Clinical Academic Career Pathway.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job Description

Responsible for the management of strategic Procurement activity and other bespoke procurement / strategic projects within the Trusts supported by the NMBC throughout the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and Black Country Integrated Care Systems (ICS's), ensuring compliance with the NMBC Procurement Policy, EU Legislation, UK Law and relevant Trust Standing Financial Instructions.Effectively lead elements of the Strategic Procurement Team in delivery of all relevant objectives and influencing / managing the host Trust and other customers' of the NMBC within the Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent and Black Country ICS's.Contribute to the development of the NMBC's role within the Host Trust and other customers' of the NMBC within the Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent and Black Country ICS's.To take the corporate lead on identified commercial issues and key commodity areas providing accurate, timely and up to date advice to the Group Deputy Director / Head of Procurement - Strategic Sourcing & Special Projects; particularly where they are business critical for the Trusts who are the recipients of the service.
To undertake and lead on specific projects on behalf of the Group Deputy Director / Head of Procurement - Strategic Sourcing & Special Projects.Deputise as appropriate for the Group Deputy Director of Procurement.

The Successful Applicant

Specialist procurement and supply chain knowledge acquired through MCIPS, post graduate study and extensive practical experience, i.e. minimum 5 years Procurement related management experience at a senior level.* Experience of setting procurement strategies for specific projects and presenting these to stakeholders to gain their support and commitment.
* Experience of project managing strategic procurements and contracts, ensuring value for money, probity and the minimisation of commercial risks.
* Experience and proven track record of performance management and the delivery of annualised objectives.
* Staff and resource management experience and knowledge, acquired through NVQ in Management and practical experience.
* Responsible for developing strategies on key commodity areas that ensure value for money in the provision of procurement and supply chain management services.
* Responsible for evaluating highly complex financial and purchasing data, including the evaluation and adjudication of tenders, the selection of the most appropriate purchasing routes based on the limitation of risk to the Trust / customer organisation and the submission of reports to board level to support the evaluation process.
* Lead a number of high complex procurement projects, including specific divisional portfolio responsibilities.
* To support the implementation of the NMBC Strategy, approved by the relevant Trust Boards, which sets out the key objectives and principles which will be applied to NMBC wide Supplychain and Procurement activities.
* Assist the Group Deputy Director of Procurement / Head of Procurement in ensuring that the strategic and operational work plans are developed and communicated to the customer base, maintaining an overview of all projects and ensuring interdependencies, and progress, are monitored and reported utilising appropriate key performance indicators and performance reports as necessary.

What's on Offer

The NHS offer a generous range of benefits to employees:

  • Salary between £50,952 - £57,349
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • 27 days annual leave minimum plus bank holidays.
  • Agile / Hybrid working approach
  • Access to many NHS discount opportunities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
Joe Bloor
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+44 114 270 3761

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Stoke on Trent
Contract type
Consultant name
Joe Bloor
Consultant phone
+44 114 270 3761
Job reference