Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Strategic Procurement Officer x 2 posts
Grade: Band 7 Salary Scale: £37570 - £44688
Full time 37.5hpw, permanent
Procurement within NHS Highland is starting off on a journey of huge transformation, having recently gained support to invest in a significant number of new posts within the procurement team. These two new roles represent a significant part of that investment.
We are looking for motivated and proactive individuals to come and lead us through the transformation of our function. We're looking for ways to be more efficient and effective in everything that we do, so candidates need to be curious and inquisitive, and want to explore ways to make our processes better.
This role will involve working with colleagues right across NHS Highland, supporting them in all things Procurement and providing technical leadership across the board. This will include developing procurements scope into areas where we haven't historically been engaged, challenging and questioning historical behaviours and ways of working, and dealing with the range of reactions that this new approach will bring.
Finance is a huge part of what is driving us at the moment, so candidates will be working to deliver ambitious savings targets whilst ensuring a continued focus on quality. Being able to focus on the task in hand, prioritising a busy workload and managing competing demands on your time will be a key indicator of success.
Candidates will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to lead and deliver change outwith their own span of control. You will have a high degree of autonomy in the role, but will need to demonstrate resilience if faced with resistance to change, and be able to manage the expectations from the many people itching to make things better right now.
If you're interested in being part of something exciting and a bit different, get in touch.
Interviews will be held w/c 9th September 2019 and will be located in Inverness.
Informal enquiries to: Neil Stewart, Head of Procurement and Logistics; Tel: 01463 704054, or Ruth Lees, Procurement Team Manager; Tel: 01463 706606.
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