Procurement Systems Manager

Brighton, East Sussex
Up to £47,672 per annum + benefits
27 Sep 2022
27 Oct 2022
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

After a long period of collaborative working, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) merged with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHT) in April 2021 to form University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex). This integration has created one of the largest acute trusts in the UK and a workforce of 20,000, hosting 1.5 million outpatient appointments, A&E visits and surgery cases every year.

UHSussex is a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  Allied to this, in January 2022, we launched our Patient First, Planet First Green Plan setting out our approach to supporting the NHS to become the world’s first net zero health service.

This is an exciting time to join UHSussex. Our new 3Ts Hospital, part of the Government’s Future Hospitals Programme, will open in 2023. The hospital is a critical part of the Trust’s strategic vision, including delivery of its clinical strategy, representing an opportunity to improve system wide services for people across Sussex.

Procurement Systems Manager - £41,659 - £47,672 (AfC Band 7)

The Procurement Systems Manager will join a recently formed Commercial Directorate, which followed the Trust merger and brought together two separate Procurement Teams into a single structure and strengthened the commercial expertise within the Trust.

The Procurement Systems Manager will be responsible for the operation of the electronic procurement systems used by the Trust including the e-procurement system, catalogue management system, contracts database and e-tendering solution - ensuring that the use of these systems is maximised and there is an ongoing programme of development and benefits realisation.  

The Procurement Systems Manager will provide leadership to procurement analytics and procurement reporting, ensuring that data is used to; improve compliance with policies, drive spend reduction and support strategic sourcing. This will include generating cost modelling tools and processes to capture, control and report against spend categories.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Present to procurement and non-procurement users regarding procurement systems, with a particular emphasis on motivating and explaining the need to adopt particular processes
  • Prepare performance reports for key procurement metrics that may be used externally and internally at Board Committee level Generate cost modelling tools and processes to capture, control and report against spend categories
  • Design evaluation models and evaluation processes to assess new procurement systems and ensure that the selection decisions achieve a best fit with Trust objectives
  • Lead and facilitate system evaluations and moderations
  • Plan and manage system implementation and system upgrades including stakeholder engagement and training on system changes
  • Plan and manage procurement reporting activities to ensure that internal meeting dates, external reporting deadlines and statutory reporting timescales are met, prioritising and reallocating workload within the procurement systems team as required

The successful Procurement Systems Manager will hold;

  • Significant experience within a procurement role in a complex service-delivery focussed organisation
  • Experience of the management, operation and use of electronic procurement systems MCIPS or a Degree in a relevant field such as Purchasing, Supply, Logistics would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Ability to present and explain electronic system operation matters to a range of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop policy and procedures for procurement systems

UHSussex are working in partnership with Castlefield Recruitment to source this position. For further information on applying, contacts for an informal discussion or access to the Candidate Pack please contact Luis Covell.

General information for applicants

As an organisation, UHSussex support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff.  We are committed to encouraging further development and growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and from under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive options. Applications from those interested in working part-time, job share or another flexible approach are welcomed.

The Trust offers a wide range of active staff groups including our network groups for LGBTQ+, Disability, and SOAR for our Black, Asian and ethnic minority colleagues and allies.  Membership and participation in these networks is encouraged.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria

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