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Chief Procurement Officer

NHS AfC: Band 9/ Monitor 2.1

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Chief Procurement Officer
NHS AfC: Band 9/ Monitor 2.1
Fixed Term - until 31/03/2020
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Flexible (London, Leeds, Manchester, Taunton, Derby)
Flexible - (London, Leeds, Manchester, Taunton, Derby)
£79,415 - £100,431 per annum
28/03/2018 23:59

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

The purpose of the Operational Productivity Directorate is to facilitate and implement Lord Carter’s recommendations and drive improvements in clinical quality and efficiency and increases in productivity in area including workforce, estates and facilities management, procurement and back-office.

The purpose of the Chief Procurement Officer role is to lead the national procurement productivity programme delivering procurement efficiency and changes across NHS providers in England. This is a national role, working across the NHS and in conjunction with other parts of NHS Improvement, trusts and providers, NHS England and Dept. of Health.

This role is about redefining procurement within NHS Providers, it requires strategic thinking, strong change management and innovative delivery skills.
The post holder is responsible for leading the national programme of work that started from recommendation 5 from the Carter Review relating to procurement.

They will establish the strategy and programme of work to deliver the £810m+ of savings within procurement for the NHS by 2020/21, they will be the national lead for delivering change enablers and interventions that supports all NHS providers in England as they develop and deliver plans to deliver local savings, move to nationally contracted products, develop and consolidate procurement organisations across STPs, ACS or geographical regions.

They will establish the future operating model for procurement within NHS providers, own and deliver procurement benchmarking and analytics capability for NHS providers, oversea and provide national leadership for trust procurement teams as they deliver Cost Improvement Plans and Procurement Transformation Plans, they will define the future capability and standards for procurement in the NHS and provide regulatory guidance for procurement within NHSI.

The post holder will lead a multi-disciplined team working nationally and through the regional teams of NHS Improvement, they will also be the NHS Improvement lead working with the Department of Health’s Future Operating Model Procurement Transformation Programme team, NHS England and other Arm’s Length Dept. of Health organisations.

They will own the relationship with all stakeholder groups associated with this work and be the lead for the National Procurement Forum. They will do this by having a full understanding of procurement and the delivery of transformational change. As well as an understanding of policy and legislative frameworks, interpreting them to provide advice, develop policy/strategy and drive the required change across the NHS. The post holder will have a high degree of autonomy to drive this change with a clear line of sight to senior members of the NHS and Dept. of Health.

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