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Finance Procurement Analyst

Job Posted: 20 March 2024
Job Updated: 6 June 2024

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Job Title: Finance Procurement Analyst

Function: Commercial – Rehabilitation and Community

Location: Hybrid / From any NHS Supply Chain location

Type: Permanent

Salary: £32,045 with potential to rise to £37,700 over 3 years

Closing Date: 20th June 2024

Working within the Business Management team, the role includes a diverse range of tasks focussing on financial analytics and insights, savings and sales performance management and providing wider business intelligence and data governance. These are all crucial to successful delivery of our business objectives. Reporting into the Category Performance Manager, you will work with a wide range of cross-directorate stakeholders to drive the organisation’s data strategy, develop innovative solutions to complex problems, and provide industry leading financial intelligence and insights.

As part of a newly expanded team, the role will require:

  • creativity and problem solving.
  • technical capability including proficiency using a range of analytics tools.
  • the ability to deliver under pressure. 

What does a Procurement Analyst do at NHS Supply Chain?

  • Assemble and interpret financial and performance metrics to make better business decisions, drawing rich insights from financial and other quantitative data.
  • Maintain data integrity to ensure reliability and accuracy.
  • Integrate data sets across various systems to facilitate strategic decision making.
  • Use a range of tools, techniques and approaches to highlight trends and patterns, supporting delivery of our Category strategy.
  • Provide technical support when reviewing and reporting on financial data, creating relevant and effective reports and data insights.

Responsibilities

  • Work with financial stakeholders to ensure our reporting is in line with financial strategy and reporting cycles.
  • Guide the Business Management and wider Rehabilitation and Community teams on financial queries and requests.
  • Set the data standard for all product and process data across the Category team.
  • Ensure supplier data is consistent and standardised.
  • Govern commercial and sourcing data to develop the spend cube through spend analytics, data cleansing and assurance, forecasting and product hierarchy.
  • Aggregate insights across the commercial function such as market indices, purchasing trends, and clinical insights, including wider NHS Supply Chain data.
  • Interact with the central Data team within Finance to ensure a ‘single version of truth’ from data sets.
  • Coordinate commercial reporting requirements and maintain source data integrity through regular reviews and cleanses.
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What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?

  • Has experience or a working knowledge of financial processes and cycles and can apply them when completing analysis tasks.
  • Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently on costing, budgeting and finance tasks while providing guidance and training to others.
  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing financial and economic models for planning and monitoring purposes.
  • Works with full competence to analyse potential solutions and create recommendations based on the expected benefits, costs, and overall value of the solution for key stakeholders.
  • Uses an understanding of numerical concepts to perform mathematical operations such as report analysis. Ideally proficient in MS Excel with data analytics experience and familiarity working with Power BI.
  • Provides technical guidance when required on analysing data from multiple sources to identify trends for use in reports to help guide decision making, draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
  • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

How you’ll work

Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.

In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:

  • Performance led annual bonus scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)
  • Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you
  • 2 days paid Volunteering Leave
  • 1 day paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Long Service Awards
  • Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts
  • Flexible working options
  • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme
  • Eye Care vouchers
  • Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Supply Chain, who are we?

We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.

We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.

And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.

Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.

Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first

Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health

Values:

  • Be Authentic
  • Be Inclusive
  • Be Driven
  • Be Enterprising
  • Be The Difference

Other Information

  • SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.
  • For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit: www.supplychain.nhs.uk
  • For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at Careers@supplychain.nhs.uk

NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

We reserve the right to close any vacancy from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

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