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Senior Purchasing Specialist


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Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£38890 - £44503 per annum
03/06/2020 23:59

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Senior Purchasing Specialist – NHS, Bristol, £38,890 - £44,503 + excellent NHS benefits

Bristol & Weston Purchasing Consortium (BWPC) have an opportunity for a new Senior Purchasing Specialist to join our busy, award-winning team. Currently based in central Bristol (moving to Southmead Hospital Summer 2020) we require an experienced individual to join our Sourcing team, supporting a range of key projects sourcing goods and services, deriving strategic benefit and cost reduction for the clients it supports across a number of key spend categories.

BWPC are proud to feature amongst our clients 2 of the largest NHS Acute Trusts in the UK. We support regional procurement activity, working to ensure our local health and welfare providers are able to deliver whole system cost reduction, whilst ensuring an optimised service delivery.

THE ROLE: As a Senior Purchasing Specialist with the Sourcing team, your primary activities will focus on the following:-

  • Procurement strategy development
  • Procurement strategy execution
  • Supply base management:
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • People management and leadership

YOU: The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Circa 3 years’ experience of a procurement/contracting operating at a strategic level with evidence of applying Category Management principles,
  • Record of realising  sustainable financial savings and cost reduction together with evidence of leading procurements which result in tangible business change
  • Analytical, numerical and problem solving skills – with the ability to both interpret and present outputs to influence key procurement strategy decisions
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills, both with external supply base and internally with key client stakeholders

For further details, please access the Job Description and the Person Specification.

Closing date: Sunday 31st May 2020 apply now or contact Martin Strawson at if you have further questions, or call 07595 325979


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Please contact Martin Strawson at if you have further questions, or call 07595 325979