Senior Procurement Officer/Buyer x 2

121 Recruitment
East Midlands Region
From £395 to £500 per day PAYE, Ltd or Umbrella Company Engagement
04 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this short term temporary contract based in London. Develop and motivate staff; Set standards and priorities for the procurement team; Communicate business plans and ensure that individual / team objectives are aligned; Administer contract change requirements for approval; Take personal responsibility for resolving key issues; Involve and influence necessary departments and stakeholders to meet targets; Ensure that all programmes and projects deliver to time, cost and quality requirements and define, analyse and interpret financial data. Job Purpose: • To work as part of a dynamic specialist Clinical Procurement and Market Management team within Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Service (CSU). • To deliver a strategic Clinical Procurement and Market Management service for customers within an area, leading on specific projects within a portfolio of projects/programmes that delivers high value, improved patient care and cost efficiency savings across the CSU customer base. • Assist the Head of procurement North in the delivery of the annual work plan ensuring performance to key milestones and agreed key performance indicators are achieved. Core Duties and Responsibilities (Key Result Areas) The specific requirements of this role are as follows: • To own the delivery of the clinical procurement and market management service ensuring we are meeting our customers’ needs and overall business objectives are achieved in an area. • Work with the customers to develop and deliver a robust work plan that will meet the needs of the Healthcare community and deliver benefits to the wider population. • Provide support, guidance and overall management to the team to ensure all procurements are delivered in an efficient and timely manner ensuring that all key performance indicators are achieved. • Be responsible for the day to day range of staff management matters which include responsibility for supporting appraisals, development of staff, recruitment and where necessary processes such as performance management, grievance and disciplinary matters. • Work on collaborative procurement projects across a diverse range of stakeholders, including clinical leads, to meet key milestones and performance indicators. • Work closely with local stakeholders in identifying work priorities and deliverables to inform local and regional work plans. • Work with all internal departments in pursuing procurement excellence through the implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects within key markets. • To deliver against key performance indicators and project/programme milestones, meeting all customer objectives and produce significant results within key markets. • To develop strong customer/stakeholder relationships to ensure project compliance and appropriate specialist input into the successful delivery of procurement and any service improvements. • Uses robust data to research to analyse project specific outputs and support the effective delivery of a procurement or service improvement. • Carry out appropriate market analysis to identify current market performance, identify the main features of the market and the characteristics of the demand and supply side of the market. • Use analytical skills and all available data to identify the appropriate market intervention strategy to deliver the required improvements in patient care and identified project objectives. • Systematically monitor and develop strategies to manage barriers to entry for new entrants and barriers to expansion for incumbents. • To effectively manage sourcing and procurement processes that translate into robust procurement projects and complies with EU legislation, procurement guidance and national legal frameworks. • To ensure all procurements are legally compliant and are developed in accordance with national guidance. • Provide specialist procurement expertise and product/service specifications to ensure procurement and supply chain deliver optimum service delivery, incorporating best risk management philosophies. • Develop relationships with strategic providers to maintain service delivery performance and maintain a working knowledge of changing market conditions. • Lead and support project/programme transition process to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of new services and the associated provider(s). Key Working Relationships: • The post holder will be required to communicate and provide highly complex information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to build and develop professional relationships in highly political and sensitive environments. • Present highly complex information about projects, initiatives and services to a wide range of stakeholders in a formal setting. • Commit to working and engaging constructively with internal and external stakeholders on a range of contentious issues. • Nurture key relationships and maintain networks internally and externally, including national networks. Qualifications: • Registered full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent experience • Evidence of continuing professional development Experience Required: • Worked within a complex procurement environment with uncertainty and changing demands • Demonstrable evidence of developing complex procurements/projects across a diverse range of stakeholders • Procurement and sourcing responsible for delivering savings and other softer benefits • Has worked within defined category areas of spend • Developed procurements that complied with EU Procurement law • Carried out cost, price and demand analysis management • Carried out market analysis to define specific market interventions • Managed supplier relationship • Worked with clinical leads to influence specification design • Carryout out service transition or service implementation projects • Worked with procurement systems and e-solutions • Developed and designed legal contracts • Contract monitoring and data analysis • Business acumen and the ability to influence and manage commercial opportunities across the continuum of care and multi-organisations within complex networks • Developed communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders both internally and externally (including outside the NHS) at very senior levels. • Good presentation skills • Ability to use informed persuasion to influence others. • Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues and create solutions and to resolve problems in relation to project and service delivery. • Ability to understand a broad range of complex information quickly and making decisions where opinions differ/no obvious solution. • Evidence of planning and delivering programmes and projects and services on time. • Ability for financial and staff Management • Ability to work without supervision, providing specialist advice to the organisation, working to tight and often changing timescales interpreting national policy for implementation. • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Word and Excel • A broad understanding of the NHS, wider public procurement and have worked in a commercial environment • Contract terms and conditions design and development • Public sector procurement and EU law and its implementation nationally (contracting regulations) • Working knowledge of market assessment and defining strategic outcomes • Working knowledge of procurement processes and policies • Working knowledge of specification design and development • Customer relationship management • Product and equipment evaluation techniques • Understanding of supply chain networks • Knowledge of working in a category management environment • Knowledge of sustainable and ethical procurement • Awareness of equality and valuing diversity principles • Understanding of Confidentiality and Data Protection Act Travel: Ability to travel between basis The successful candidate will have a valid Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission. 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