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Purchasing Specialist

Band 5

Main area
Procurement
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
339-CCC0094
Site
Southmead Hospital Site
Town
bristol
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/04/2021 23:59

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Purchasing Specialist – NHS, Bristol, £24,907 - £30,615 + excellent NHS benefits

Bristol & Weston Purchasing Consortium (BWPC) have an opportunity for a new Purchasing Specialist to join our busy, award-winning team. Based at Southmead Hospital Bristol, 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 Purchasing Specialist with the Sourcing team, your primary activities will focus on the following:-

  • Identifying and delivering and reporting on opportunities for saving and cost reduction.
  • Optimising our clients commercial position through effective contracting and negotiation
  • Providing advice and guidance on risk management related to contracting and procurement
  • Management of purchasing catalogue content to facilitate effective P2P
  • Promoting effective supplier relationship management

YOU: The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Circa 2 years’ experience of a procurement/contracting working environment
  • Evidence of having lead successful negotiations to conclude a contractual relationship
  • Working knowledge of the regulations that govern public sector procurement
  • Understanding of contract and procurement law
  • Understanding of both supply chain management and supplier relationship management

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

Closing date: Sunday 18th April 2021 apply now or contact Marie-Clare Reid at Marie-Clare.Reid@NBT.NHS.UK if you have further questions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Marie-Clare Reid
Job title
Category Lead - Indirect
Email address
Marie-Clare.Reid@nbt.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0117 414 2677
Additional information

For further details, please access the Job Description and the Person Specification or contact Marie-Clare Reid at Marie-Clare.Reid@NBT.NHS.UK if you have further questions.