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Operational Procurement – Assistant Buyer

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
ADMIN
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
205-4208698-B
Site
County
Town
Stafford
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 20,330
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job overview

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Integrated Supplies and Procurement Department is responsible for the Strategic and Operational Procurement for UHNM (Royal Stoke University Hospital, County Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust) and 36 partner NHS organisations within the Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Lancashire Health Economies.

The Integrated Supplies and Procurement Department is responsible for the management and control of expenditure in excess of £330 million across the local health economy. The Supplies and Procurement function consists of:

  • Strategic Procurement
  • Operational Procurement including warehousing and stock management services
  • Capital Procurement
  • Systems Services (e.g. Purchase to Pay Systems)

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the UHNM Integrate Supplies and Procurement Department as an Operational Procurement Assistant. 

This is a varied role and will involve renewing contacts for clinical products used through out the Trust.  You will source alternative products to achieve standardisation and our savings targets. 

 

 

 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

 

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GOOD STANDARD OF EDUCATION
  • NVQ LEVEL 2 WAREHOUSING OR SUPPLY CHAIN
Desirable criteria
  • CIPS QUALIFICATION

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • PREVIOUS PURCHASING EXPERIENCE
  • ABILITY TO PRIORITISE WORKLOADS
Desirable criteria
  • PREVIOUS NHS EXPERIENCE
  • KNOWLEDGE OF NHS PRODUCTS

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Laura Singleton
Job title
Procurement Operations Manager
Email address
laura.singleton@uhnm.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01785 887647