Buyer - Procurement
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
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Opportunity to join a small productive Procurement team purchasing essential goods and services for staff and patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The role includes working within the Trust processes and systems to procure clinical and non-clinical products at the best possible best value. Dealing with a range of internal Trust staff and external suppliers ensuring Trust departments have what they need to provide outstanding care.
Contracted hours 37.5 hours per week across five days, with flexible working
Includes working from home and the option of working across multiple sites if you so wish
There is the opportunity to learn and progress in a busy but supportive environment, as well as the pursuit of CIPs and other opportunities via the HFMA.
If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.
Main duties of the job
Responsible for processing purchase requisitions, extensive communication with internal customers and external suppliers in order to provide a comprehensive procurement service responsive to service needs and of a high standard.
Support other members of the Procurement team in obtaining maximum possible benefits from contracts, expenditure against goods and services, seeking best value, reliability, responsiveness and innovation from the procurement service.
Support the purchase to pay processes enabling the timely payment of invoices. Inclusive of supporting requisitioners so invoices are receipted and validated for payment.
Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.
Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
Use initiative, taking responsibility for themselves, the quality of their work and the service they provide to staff and patients.
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.
We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.
We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.
We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.
At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.
We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.
- Act as a focal point for procurement for internal customers and suppliers, responding to all product/service and procedural procurement-related queries.
- Make recommendations to all levels of Trust personnel concerning procurement issues, particularly on matters relating to the procurement system, purchase orders, suppliers, potential cost savings, quality and compliance with procurement policy.
- Resolve invoice queries which cannot be resolved by the Finance Department.
- Undertake specific project work with users as approved by the Senior Buyer.
- Interrogate the purchasing system to evaluate information relating to purchase requisitions, orders and suppliers
- Be responsible for planning and prioritising own workload with support from the Senior Buyer, using own skills and initiative to ensure all target deadlines are met.
- Extensive use of Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, Outlook and Access).
- Maintain accurate records and filing.
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.