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It’s our staff that makes us one of the leading CSUs in the country. We are committed to retaining the best people in order to provide an excellent service to our customers. We invest in our staff by offering  excellent pay, benefits, training and career progression .

We currently have a very talented, enthusiastic and driven workforce who deliver innovative, efficient and effective commissioning support. We are a dedicated and innovative organisation, always looking for new talent to join us.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to work for an organisation where your experience and contributions are valued, join us at NEL.

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Senior Procurement Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Lower Marsh
Lower Marsh
£49,077 - £56,632 pa inc HCA
24/02/2019 23:59

NEL is an ambitious and innovative organisation that provides expert support and advice to NHS and other organisations to assist the delivery of improved health services. We deliver an extensive range of services including contracting, analytics, clinical services and ICT to name a few.

Our clients are based across London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, East Anglia and other parts of England.

We aim to be a trusted advisor and indispensable partner for our customers. We want to be an organisation that is thought of positively by people who work for us and with us and has a clear set of ethics and values that underpin everything we do.

To find out more about us please visit www.nelcsu.nhs.uk


The Procurement Directorate is seeking an outstanding individual to help deliver the on-going development and delivery of its Procurement Services.

The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for the technical and operational delivery of a range of procurement support services across a number of customers. They will provide professional leadership, support and expertise across their team and are key advisers to their part of our customer base.

They will also ensure the successful delivery of NEL procurement services and senior support to our customers. The Senior Procurement Manager reports to the Head of Procurement and works collaboratively with colleagues across NEL, especially those in the Contracting and Finance directorates.

The post holder will have significant experience in leading and managing procurement within a large/complex NHS organisation, at a senior management level. You will also have a proven track record of successfully project managing and implementing various formal procurement procedures.

The post holder will also ensure quality, service provision and value for money are at the forefront of their activities and decision making. Highly skilled at working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, and multi-disciplinary colleagues from within and outside the NHS is key to this role.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will also work closely with a range of staff across the organisation, playing a significant part in the successful delivery of procurement services. NEL delivers services over a wide geographical footprint; whilst the role is Waterloo, London based, travel will be required between NEL sites, customer and provider addresses.


Candidates are to note that formerly unsuccessful applications for this role, submitted within the previous 6 month period, will not be shortlisted for interview. 

For further details on this job, please refer to the JD attached. Please note that you must pay careful attention to the essentials and desirables of the job specification role when preparing your supporting statement.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hiran Karunaratna MCIPS

Head of Procurement NCL NEL

Email: hiran.karunaratna@nhs.net

Tel: 020 3049 5843

Mob: 07920490762


If you have problems applying, contact

0203 688 1965