Band 9 Head of Procurement Transformation

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: NHS

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 26/02/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £91,170 - £109,169 per annum


The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) is a unique and complex emergency service network serving a diverse population and responding to 1.9 million emergency calls per year. In addition they are the current provider for NHS 111 in South East London and NHS 111 / Integrated Urgent Care in North East London. Demands on urgent and emergency care providers across the capital are increasing, and the Trust is developing services for patients for whom care can be provided closer to home.  The Trust has recently changed its operating model and a number of exciting opportunities have arisen through this restructure.

The Head of Procurement Transformation will support the Director of Finance and Performance in the development and delivery of an effective procurement collaborative through shared service alliances.  The successful candidate will implement an effective and integrated trust wide procurement strategy through improved systems and procurement compliance; to ultimately deliver an increase in procurement savings in alignment with the Carter recommendations and the NHS Procurement Forward Operating Model.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and lead collaborative procurement strategy and work plans whilst leading and managing 3rd party risk
  • Implementing Carter report recommendations
  • Influence partners and stakeholders to embed cultural and systems change to support the collaborative strategy
  • Ensure that the resources and infrastructure are focused on delivering cash releasing savings, efficient procurement, process improvements, service re-design to deliver a sustainable financial and operational model
  • Identify opportunities to develop strategic partnerships
  • Risk management
  • Work closely with the Executive team in the setting up an effective formal alliance

This is an exciting and challenging position for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, demanding and highly flexible environment.  You will be a part of making life better for Londoners.

The successful candidate must be a robust, credible, professionally qualified Procurement Leader with a demonstrable track record of setting up procurement collaboratives at a senior leadership level. With expert knowledge of NHS Procurement policy, you will demonstrate exemplary leadership skills, high standards and strong attention to detail. You must have experience leading multi-function teams and have been responsible for overall procurement control of an organisation.  Your significant post-qualification experience will have been gained within a large, complex and public sector organisation as an experienced Head of Procurement with a best in class procurement strategy and practices and a track record in collaboration.

Please contact our recruitment partner Vicky Power from Allen Lane on 0203 031 9639 for an informal discussion.  In the first instance please send your CV and current remuneration to

Application close date: Midnight on Tuesday 12th March

Interview dates: Week commencing 25th March

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