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Procurement Officer

Band 3

Main area
Procurement Office
Band 3
37.5 per week to be split via Job Share
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Sentinel House Nuffield Industrial Estate
£18,813 to £20,795 p.a. pro rata for part time
21/11/2019 23:59
Interview date

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Dorset Healthcare  is currently looking for two part time Buyers to fill a job share position. The team are flexible with the hours split however, additional hours will be required to cover holidays or sickness.

This is an exciting opportunity to working in a growing and progressive procurement team. The function is changing and this is the right time to join the business and be part of the turnaround. You will work in a fast paced commercial function and you'll be responsible for procuring the right products and the right price on time for the customers within the departments. We are fundamentally looking for people with a, " can do", positive attitude, who can make change and put customers at the heart of everything we do.

You will be accountable and responsible for

  • Undertaking the processing of purchase requisitions and placement of purchase orders for the Trust and its customers.
  • Providing a customer service role to internal customers including providing timely advice on product availability, expediting of purchase orders placed and assisting with resolution of queries regarding product availability, pricing and associated matters relating to product supply.
  • Undertaking associated administration and rectification of queries/discrepancies that arise.

You will have a good standard of education in English & mathematics.

You will possess:

Some buying experience

Experience of working in a customer service environment

Commercial acumen and negotiation skills

Decision making

Strong communication and influencing skills

Team working and effective people management

Relationship building; Customers and colleagues

Experience of analysing data (ideally procurement data)

Experience of working in similar environment of stock control, warehousing order processing and follow up

Good knowledge of Microsoft systems/applications

Good attention to detail

Ability to work using your own initiative

A willingness to be flexible team player and to be prepared to cover other areas to your normal responsibilities at times of holiday or sickness is essential.


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Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Payne, Senior  Operational Buyer on 01202 277273