Procurement Manager - Estates & Facilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

A rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Procurement & Supply Chain department as the Procurement Manager, leading the Estates and Facilities Procurement Team.

As one of four procurement Managers within the department, reporting into the Head of Procurement, you will line manage and lead a team of Procurement professionals; enhancing robust relationships within the aligned business area and wider Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of procurement / projects requirements.

  • Interview date: 22 July 2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

Key aspects of the role include.

  • To lead, develop and implement procurements in line with the Trusts' overall objectives and in line with the approach and processes of NUTH.
  • To ensure relevant policies and procedures are complied with to ensure proper governance of procurement and supply chain
  • To ensure that all procurement undertaken within the Estates and Facilities category supports the operation of the Trusts and is aligned with current service contracts and procurement.
  • To lead negotiations of complex, high value contracts for the procurement of estates and facilities projects for construction, goods, and services.
  • To take professional responsibility for procurement within the estates and Facilities category
  • Engaging with other Trusts in the NENC ICS to identify and explore opportunities for collaborative procurement, leading procurements where required.
  • To monitor and measure the performance of the procurement and suppliers/ consultants against agreed key result areas

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Date posted

30 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-26-19-DR

Job locations

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead the Estates and Facilities (E&F) Procurement team in the organisation and/or enhancement of robust relationships across the Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the Stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of E&F procurement
  • Managing the Procurement and Supply Chain Departments E&F Team.
  • Responsible for ensuring that bespoke contracts for E&F required by the Trust are competitively tendered and awarded in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and Public procurement legislative regulations; that such contracts are established, managed, reviewed and renewed in a professional, effective efficient and timely manner and provide optimum value for money.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all E&F goods and services required by the Trust are procured in an effective, efficient and timely manner and in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and Public Sector procurement regulations, providing optimum value for money.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Trust utilises where appropriate, national contracts established by NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Services, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative or other public sector collaborative procurement organisations where such arrangements provide benefit to the Trust; facilitating communication between the Trusts internal customers of goods /services covered by such contracts and those formulating them.
  • Responsible for engaging with other Trusts in the NENC ICS to identify and explore opportunities for collaborative procurement, leading procurements where required.
  • Responsible for ensuring that goods surplus to the Trusts requirements and with a resale value are offered for sale in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and appropriate NHS guidance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead the Estates and Facilities (E&F) Procurement team in the organisation and/or enhancement of robust relationships across the Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the Stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of E&F procurement
  • Managing the Procurement and Supply Chain Departments E&F Team.
  • Responsible for ensuring that bespoke contracts for E&F required by the Trust are competitively tendered and awarded in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and Public procurement legislative regulations; that such contracts are established, managed, reviewed and renewed in a professional, effective efficient and timely manner and provide optimum value for money.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all E&F goods and services required by the Trust are procured in an effective, efficient and timely manner and in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and Public Sector procurement regulations, providing optimum value for money.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Trust utilises where appropriate, national contracts established by NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Services, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative or other public sector collaborative procurement organisations where such arrangements provide benefit to the Trust; facilitating communication between the Trusts internal customers of goods /services covered by such contracts and those formulating them.
  • Responsible for engaging with other Trusts in the NENC ICS to identify and explore opportunities for collaborative procurement, leading procurements where required.
  • Responsible for ensuring that goods surplus to the Trusts requirements and with a resale value are offered for sale in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and appropriate NHS guidance.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • An appropriate Professional Purchasing qualification, i.e. NVQ level 4 (Purchasing), CIPS (Degree level), or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience at a senior level in the Procurement Department of a large complex organisation, ideally within the NHS and in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
  • A detailed understanding of computerised procurement systems, including eProcurement.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • A detailed understanding of NHS Trust model Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and procurement procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of Public Procurement legislation.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • The knowledge, experience and ability to provide professional advice and guidance to Clinical Directors, Directorate Managers and other senior managerial and clinical staff across the organisation
  • An extensive knowledge of products and suppliers used within the healthcare industry.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Communication skills to effectively liaise with staff, suppliers and internal customers at all levels of the organisation and under all conditions of urgency
  • Expertise in the tendering, awarding and subsequent management of capital equipment contracts, complemented by specialist product knowledge
  • Communication skills to effectively handle staff, suppliers and customers at all levels in the organisation and under all conditions of urgency.

All Desirable Criteria

Desirable

  • Managerial qualification
  • European Computer Driving Licence qualification
Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • An appropriate Professional Purchasing qualification, i.e. NVQ level 4 (Purchasing), CIPS (Degree level), or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience at a senior level in the Procurement Department of a large complex organisation, ideally within the NHS and in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
  • A detailed understanding of computerised procurement systems, including eProcurement.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • A detailed understanding of NHS Trust model Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and procurement procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of Public Procurement legislation.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • The knowledge, experience and ability to provide professional advice and guidance to Clinical Directors, Directorate Managers and other senior managerial and clinical staff across the organisation
  • An extensive knowledge of products and suppliers used within the healthcare industry.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Communication skills to effectively liaise with staff, suppliers and internal customers at all levels of the organisation and under all conditions of urgency
  • Expertise in the tendering, awarding and subsequent management of capital equipment contracts, complemented by specialist product knowledge
  • Communication skills to effectively handle staff, suppliers and customers at all levels in the organisation and under all conditions of urgency.

All Desirable Criteria

Desirable

  • Managerial qualification
  • European Computer Driving Licence qualification

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Owen O'Reilly

owen.oreilly@nhs.net

01912137644

Date posted

30 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-26-19-DR

Job locations

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


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