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Purchasing Officer - Band 3

Main area
Core Services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
218-SG-AC-884340
Site
University Hospitals , Coventry
Town
Coventry
Salary
£16,968 to £19,852 per annum
Closing
25/01/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and well motivated Purchasing Officer to join their Procurement and Supplies Department.
 
Duties will include obtaining and analysing quotations and raising purchase orders, ensuring the most cost effective procurement of goods and services is achieved, identifying potential areas for cost savings and handling day to day queries from internal customers and suppliers.
 
The successful candidate will possess good computer skills (particularly in the use of Microsoft Office applications), the ability to communicate at all levels, and preferably will have previous experience of working in a purchasing environment.
 
All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders.
 
If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.
 
Closing Date:
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
 
Recruiting to Values:
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour. 

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details regarding this post please contact John Dodd – Head of Procurement (Tel: 02476 968606) email: john.dodd@uhcw.nhs.uk. or Jan Sensicle - Contracts Manager (Tel: 02476 968605) email: janet.sensicle@uhcw.nhs.uk.

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
27685