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Senior Buyer

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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King's Mill Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum
22/07/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018, the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


We are currently looking for a confident procurement professional, energetic and highly motivated Senior Buyer to join a dynamic, award winning procurement team.

The main duties of the post will include:

  • Analyse spend data, within a defined category, to determine areas of non-pay for inclusion in the Procurement Workplan
  • Work in conjunction with key stakeholders to assess supply markets and evaluate options in order to implement contracts which deliver cost benefits and efficiencies
  • Undertake Contract Management
  • Deliver the equipment requirements of the annual Capital Programme

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in a purchasing environment within a large organisation
  • Ability to undertake effective negotiations
  • Knowledge of EU Procurement
  • Hold CIPS level 4 qualification, or be working towards, or have equivalent experience

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will work to tight deadlines, and work in accordance with strict procedures. You must be highly self-motivated, able to work as part of a team, have the ability to use your own initiative and be responsible for effective decision making. You must be computer literate, and have excellent communication and inter-personal skills. The ability to work under pressure is an essential requirement of this post.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bob Truswell, Strategic Head of Procurement, tel 01623 622515 ext. 3594

Clair White, Head of Procurement, tel 01623 622515 ext. 4238