Procurement Specialist

NHS Shared Business Services

The closing date is 01 January 2024

Job summary

Were looking for an enthusiastic and inquisitive procurement professional to join our Healthcare Solutions Team, within NHS Shared Business Services.

Due to internal growth, the Team are seeking highly motivated procurement and commercial individuals who are flexible and can significantly give to the positive reputation of our business.

You will lead on and manage multiple procurement projects for our NHS Customers, managing the procurement strategy, producing the relevant documentation, utilising best practice and innovative procurement solutions, conducting the tender evaluation and award processes. Alongside this, you will also support our customers and provide training and advice on the procurement process whilst providing added value and best practice.

The roles will be predominantly focused on managing Healthcare or Estates & Facilities Management and related services procurement activity whilst also providing support to other non-clinical categories such as Digital & IT and Business Services areas.

This role offers the potential for growth, with the opportunity to progress into an exciting career within healthcare procurement and gain vital procurement experience within a well-established knowledgeable team.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend either Leeds, Bristol or Salford up to once a month. You may also need to attend customer sites as required.

Main duties of the job

What youll be doing:

  • Leading Procurement projects (scoping, pre-tendering activities, tendering, selection, evaluation, moderation and potentially contract negotiation).
  • Providing high quality customer focused procurement and service design advice to external customers whilst supporting the team in delivery of projects.
  • Crafting and maintaining positive, collaborative, and supportive professional relationships with internal collaborators and external customers, as well as actively generating and establishing relationships with new customers.
  • Being regarded as a trusted advisor to the customer as well as knowledge of the NHS and its strategic goals and policy drivers.
  • Actively generating opportunities for future work through the ongoing development of professional networks of contacts across the NHS and wider public sector.
  • Horizon scanning in order to identify development and new opportunities for new and existing customers.

About us

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about Sector/Company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Date posted

11 July 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000 a year health cash plan, life assurance, 3% flexible benefits fund

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0351-10735

Job locations

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


2 College Square

Anchor Road

Bristol

BS1 5UE


Nhs Shared Business Services

Millshaw Park Lane

Leeds

LS11 0EA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Were looking for an enthusiastic and inquisitive procurement professional to join our Healthcare Solutions Team, within NHS Shared Business Services.

Due to internal growth, the Team are seeking highly motivated procurement and commercial individuals who are flexible and can significantly give to the positive reputation of our business.

You will lead on and manage multiple procurement projects for our NHS Customers, managing the procurement strategy, producing the relevant documentation, utilising best practice and innovative procurement solutions, conducting the tender evaluation and award processes. Alongside this, you will also support our customers and provide training and advice on the procurement process whilst providing added value and best practice.

The roles will be predominantly focused on managing Healthcare or Estates & Facilities Management and related services procurement activity whilst also providing support to other non-clinical categories such as Digital & IT and Business Services areas.

This role offers the potential for growth, with the opportunity to progress into an exciting career within healthcare procurement and gain vital procurement experience within a well-established knowledgeable team.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend either Leeds, Bristol or Salford up to once a month. You may also need to attend customer sites as required.

What youll be doing:

  • Leading Procurement projects (scoping, pre-tendering activities, tendering, selection, evaluation, moderation and potentially contract negotiation).
  • Providing high quality customer focused procurement and service design advice to external customers whilst supporting the team in delivery of projects.
  • Crafting and maintaining positive, collaborative, and supportive professional relationships with internal collaborators and external customers, as well as actively generating and establishing relationships with new customers.
  • Being regarded as a trusted advisor to the customer as well as knowledge of the NHS and its strategic goals and policy drivers.
  • Actively generating opportunities for future work through the ongoing development of professional networks of contacts across the NHS and wider public sector.
  • Horizon scanning in order to identify development and new opportunities for new and existing customers.

What youll bring:

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the abilityto work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

It would be great if you had:

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what were looking for, please do apply, wed love to hear from you!

Employment Type:Full-time, Permanent

Location:Salford, Bristol or Leeds (or commutable to one of)

Security Clearance Level:DBS

Internal Recruiter:Kayleigh

Salary:Up to £40,000 per annum

Benefits:25 days annual leave with the choice to buy additional days, health cash plan, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if youre interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about Sector/Company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Were looking for an enthusiastic and inquisitive procurement professional to join our Healthcare Solutions Team, within NHS Shared Business Services.

Due to internal growth, the Team are seeking highly motivated procurement and commercial individuals who are flexible and can significantly give to the positive reputation of our business.

You will lead on and manage multiple procurement projects for our NHS Customers, managing the procurement strategy, producing the relevant documentation, utilising best practice and innovative procurement solutions, conducting the tender evaluation and award processes. Alongside this, you will also support our customers and provide training and advice on the procurement process whilst providing added value and best practice.

The roles will be predominantly focused on managing Healthcare or Estates & Facilities Management and related services procurement activity whilst also providing support to other non-clinical categories such as Digital & IT and Business Services areas.

This role offers the potential for growth, with the opportunity to progress into an exciting career within healthcare procurement and gain vital procurement experience within a well-established knowledgeable team.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend either Leeds, Bristol or Salford up to once a month. You may also need to attend customer sites as required.

What youll be doing:

  • Leading Procurement projects (scoping, pre-tendering activities, tendering, selection, evaluation, moderation and potentially contract negotiation).
  • Providing high quality customer focused procurement and service design advice to external customers whilst supporting the team in delivery of projects.
  • Crafting and maintaining positive, collaborative, and supportive professional relationships with internal collaborators and external customers, as well as actively generating and establishing relationships with new customers.
  • Being regarded as a trusted advisor to the customer as well as knowledge of the NHS and its strategic goals and policy drivers.
  • Actively generating opportunities for future work through the ongoing development of professional networks of contacts across the NHS and wider public sector.
  • Horizon scanning in order to identify development and new opportunities for new and existing customers.

What youll bring:

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the abilityto work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

It would be great if you had:

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what were looking for, please do apply, wed love to hear from you!

Employment Type:Full-time, Permanent

Location:Salford, Bristol or Leeds (or commutable to one of)

Security Clearance Level:DBS

Internal Recruiter:Kayleigh

Salary:Up to £40,000 per annum

Benefits:25 days annual leave with the choice to buy additional days, health cash plan, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if youre interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about Sector/Company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the ability to work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

Desirable

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the ability to work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

Desirable

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the ability to work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

Desirable

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of working in procurement, commissioning, commercial, or contract management team.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector/NHS procurement processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining high quality records and auditable information with an understanding of why this is important.
  • Knowledge and skill in Procurement process, including tendering and contract negotiation as well as knowledge and experience in conducting market.
  • Proven analytic skills (analysis of information, interpreting and presenting findings) and use of MS Office applications.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to customer requirements and governance processes.
  • Self- motivating with energy, drive, and resilience under pressure and the ability to work as part of a team to deliver objectives.

Desirable

  • General commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of eSourcing tools
  • Experience of working closely with multiple Public Body organisations
  • Professional Qualification (or the desire and willingness to work towards) in Procurement (such as MCIPS) or related field (Contract Management, Supply Chain, etc)

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Shared Business Services

Address

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


Employer's website

https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Shared Business Services

Address

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


Employer's website

https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Internal Recruiter

Kayleigh Mascia

kayleigh.mascia@soprasteria.com

07543305210

Date posted

11 July 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000 a year health cash plan, life assurance, 3% flexible benefits fund

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0351-10735

Job locations

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


2 College Square

Anchor Road

Bristol

BS1 5UE


Nhs Shared Business Services

Millshaw Park Lane

Leeds

LS11 0EA


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