Associate Director of Procurement

Published: 20 Nov 2020

Closing date for applications: 10 Dec 2020 17:00

Location: Central London - HQIP operates flexible working with excellent IT support

Salary: c. £74,000.00 pro rata

Details: Two years fixed term contract - part-time 0.5 WTE (18.75 hours per week)

Are you seeking a new challenge to help drive improvement in patient outcomes? Would you value an opportunity to develop your skills in a project-based role?…….then, we would love to hear from you.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is an independent organisation established to promote quality in healthcare and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on health care improvement. We manage NHS clinical work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty National Clinical Audits and clinical outcome review programmes.  We are supported by three parent organisations:  The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices.

We are a small, friendly team working in a fast paced environment and are seeking an Associate Director of Procurement to join us. You will direct the procurement of goods and services for the client teams within HQIP and support Procurement team members and colleagues with effective and efficient management of the procurement processes and associated transformational change.

If you have had previous experience in a senior procurement role, or are seeking a new challenge and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you.

Our work focuses on the following key strategic areas:

  1. HQIP commissions, manages, supports and promotes national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes the National clinical audit programmes, local audit support resources and the National Joint Registry on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations. HQIP uses best management and procurement practice to ensure robust results and actionable recommendations
  2. HQIP ensures patients and carers remain at the heart of our work through continued, strategic involvement  in all relevant processes and projects
  3. HQIP supports healthcare professionals to review and improve their practice by providing opportunities to share best practice, through education and training programmes, as part of promoting an integrated approach to quality improvement
  4. HQIP works to inform and influence national healthcare policy by effectively communicating its work and that of its partners
  5. HQIP encourages wide use of robust data for quality improvement of care, offering patient choice, promoting patient safety, supporting revalidation and service accreditation, commissioning, service redesign,  and research
  6. HQIP is committed to be an efficient, sustainable, well run organisation, which supports staff development and welfare

Associate Director of Procurement – key requirements

This is a leadership role and you will:

  1. Lead the work of the procurement team, including the setting and delivery of the strategy, business plan and whole HQIP procurement life cycle. You will develop an agile and customer focused service that delivers HQIP shared goals. You will be responsible for developing a strategic approach to the corporate process for the procurement of indirect products and services.
  2. Develop a centralised procurement programme that will add value and efficiency to the Organisation. The Procurement Team will have tactical responsibility for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and supporting procedures as well as suitable systems that successfully deliver against HQIP’s commissioning plan.
  3. Direct the procurement of goods and services for the client teams within HQIP and support Procurement team members and colleagues with effective and efficient management of the procurement processes and associated transformational change.
  4. Qualified as a Fellow or Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), or close equivalent you will offer:
  • Significant relevant experience, (7-10 years), with at least three years of team leadership experience
  • Results-oriented, metrics-driven leadership with expertise in procurement, supply chain, supplier collaboration, development and compliance
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to work sensitively with a diverse group of stakeholders from different professional disciplines and organisations across a high profile service
  • A sound understanding of public procurement legislation and how to appropriately apply this with commercially driven targets as an operational backdrop
  • Experience in strategic sourcing and procurement and building a vendor programme.

How to apply                                                             

To apply, please download a copy of the job description and application and return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest and Personal Information Form to [email protected].

CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 10 December 2020

Interviews are planned for: 18 December 2020

Due to the high volume of applications, feedback is only given to shortlisted applicants.

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact Chris Dadson on [email protected]