NHS Commercial Medicines Unit - Procurement Officers

NHS England
Runcorn / Reading
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
11 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial Medicines Unit - Procurement Opportunities

Grade: NHS Afc: Band 6

Location: Runcorn / Reading

Hours:  Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job Ref: 990-NHSE8491S

The Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU) is a national medicines procurement function based in NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team.  Our key aims are to deliver efficiencies for the NHS in the procurement of medicines, initiate procurement projects and support the Department of Health purchasing for safety agenda for medicines.  We ensure an efficient and effective supply chain for medicines from suppliers to the patient.

We have an exciting opportunity that has arisen within the Homecare Medicines and Services team for an Operations Adviser and Developing Commercial Practitioner.  You will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an agreed work plan of robust homecare service framework agreements for NHS Secondary Care Trusts. This vacancy is based within our medicines procurement team.  This is an opportunity to advance your procurement experience at a national level.

You will have experience of all aspects of procurement, preferably, but not necessarily in the public sector.  You will also have experience of working in a fast-moving environment.

You will have excellent project management, analytical, organisational and IT skills, in particular full office suite, and will have the capability to work on multiple projects in a fast paced complex environment.

If you have the ability and enthusiasm to join our team, the job description and person specification includes further important information on this exciting role.

Applications must be made on line via the TRAC, jobs.nhs.uk site, the organisation’s recruitment webpage.  Further information including a full Job Description and person specification, reference guidelines, I.D. Guidance and a link to apply on line can be viewed at:


For further details please contact:

karen.bell7@nhs.net or Tel: 01928 755 235

elizabeth.payne2@nhs.net  or Tel: 0778 841 5047 (from 18th September)


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