A junior buyer for the NHS
A kick start role with mentorship and qualification support
A large NHS organisation in the East Midlands
Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as part of a dynamic specialist Transactional Procurement team within Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Service (AGCSU) to provide administrative and project support to the Senior Procurement Manager and team.
To Support the Senior Procurement Manager in the delivery of the annual work plan ensuring performance to key milestones and agreed key performance indicators are achieved. To support the delivery of a strategic Transactional Procurement service for customers within an area, supporting on specific projects within a portfolio of projects/programmes that delivers high value, improved patient care and cost efficiency savings across the AGCSU customer base. Buyer to develop and maintain a coordinated approach towards procurement and contract management for Arden and GEM CSU and 28 CCGs, seeking value for money, relationship and performance management of suppliers and offering advice on all of the CSU/CCG transactional purchasing and contract activity.
1 years' experience in Purchasing or Procurement environment
Understanding of procurement processes
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Skills for communication on complex information and administrative matters, requiring developed interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills
Good keyboard skills
Excel and Word
Good telephone manner
Strong organisational skills
Ability to prioritise workload
Ability to understand and work to deadlines
Ability to pull together comprehensive draft reports, data and letters
An opportunity to join the NHS as a Buyer within a team that has over 70 procurement professionals. This provides REAL progression opportunities and you will be supported to work through Band 4 to 5 to 6 and so on. There are very few organisations within the NHS that have the capacity to provide such excellent support to someone starting a career in procurement.