Senior Buyer & Category Specialist

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Contract  type:  Fixed term for two years

Hours:   30 per week

NHS procurement is undergoing the largest ‘shake-up’ in the last 10 years - it's a very exciting time to be in procurement!  The Department of Health is transforming NHS Procurement through the introduction of The Future Operating Model (FOM).  This is part of the Government's strategic response to enhancing procurement efficiency and effectiveness across the NHS.

In order to maximise the benefits of the Operating Model, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit someone to undertake a Senior Buyer & Category Specialist.  The role is the key relationship between end users and our suppliers.

The post holder will have a high level of experience and professional knowledge and be able to utilise these skills, through effective time management, to ensure projects and procurement runs to plan, represents value for money and supports safe, effective and sustainable healthcare.

The post holder will be someone who can work within a team or independently. They will work with project groups and colleagues to establish user requirements, investigate procurement needs, procure goods and services, resolve problems and ensure value for money solutions are provided. They will be able to influence, persuade and motivate others to make 'every penny count'.

There is one post available to be based at either our Tribune House office (near York Hospital) or at Scarborough Hospital for up to 30 hours per week. Although the location base will be working in Scarborough, or York, travel between sites will be required during the working week.

We anticipate that the post will be filled over 5 days (Monday to Friday).  However, if necessary, we will consider some flexibility about how these hours are worked as long as business needs are met.

The post is fixed term for 2 years. We will happily consider those already working in the NHS who might want to seek a secondment opportunity.  

Do feel free to call for an informal chat about these positions or to arrange a visit to see us.


York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

York, North Yorkshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1723 236389

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11 December 2019
Location: United Kingdom North Yorkshire York
Salary: Band 4 GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Administration
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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