Head of Procurement

  • Location
    Inverness, Highland
  • Salary
    £ 53168 - £ 62001 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Purchasing and Procurement
  • External Reference
    HANPEEM
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain

Head of Procurement


NHS Highland


Band 8B £53,168 to £62,001 per annum depending on experience



Are you an experienced Senior Public Sector Procurement Professional thinking about a relocation or are you already in the Highlands and thinking about your next career move?



Inverness is a city on Scotland's beautiful northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It's the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands and as such has been a favourite for stay-cations and holiday goers looking to experience Scotland's culture and beautiful highland scenery. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history.



NHS Highland itself is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland and geographically, it is the largest Health Board, covering an area of 32,500 km� from Kintyre in the south-west to Caithness in the north-east, serving a population of 320,000 people. The procurement team at NHS Highland are pivotal to not only the day-to-day procurement requirements of other NHS providers and organisations but also work strategically with projects teams on large value requirements.



Following an exciting transformation in the team, the key activities of this role include;



  • Providing leadership and management to the Procurement Service functions within the newly formed Procurement and Supply Chain Directorate. This will include the ongoing development and delivery of Regional, National and Local Procurement and Commissioning agendas and the development of the Strategic Procurement strategy and local procurement intentions and plans.

  • Providing the Executive Team; the Directors of Operations; the wider Senior Management Team and the NHS Board, with direction, leadership and professional advice in relation to procurement and delivery of Health and Care related goods and services provided by the Highland and Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnerships and NHS Highland.

  • To be the catalyst for change, working with, and assisting, managers to build innovative procurement competency, capability and capacity.

  • To work in partnership with the Board, wider NHS and external partners to establish, develop, promote and maintain the culture, behaviours and practices within the Highland Quality Approach to Strategic Procurement reflecting all aspects of NHS Highland's responsibility for Health and Adult Social Care.

  • To provide leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of high standard procurement and contracting processes to the whole of NHS Highland contributing towards improved choice and quality.

  • To deputise for the Assistant Director of Procurement and Supply Chain when required.



Answering directly to the Assistant Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, this role is an intrinsic part of the organisation and exciting opportunity to manage and work with a brilliant team of passionate procurement professionals at multiple levels and bandings.



Who are you?



  • MCIPS qualified and PCR2015 expert

  • A confident and strategic procurement leader

  • Ideal candidates will be well versed in NHS Challenges and requirements

  • Experienced in managing large teams of procurement professionals



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