Procurement Associate led the Procurement and Commercial transformation programme for NHS England with the aim of achieving high-quality financial management in the NHS Business Plan for 2015/16 Putting Patients First. Particular focus on the commercial operations and processes across the organisations £3 billion non-clinical spend and £80 billion clinical spend.
As Director of PMO, the associate Implementation and leadership of a best practice PMO and CIP assurance process as part of the Monitor led turnaround team. Over delivered the FY16 CIP target (£6.8m with 55 schemes) from a standing start, whilst the Trust was in a financial and quality turnaround situation (this was the first time the Trust had delivered a CIP target). Developed the CIP programme for FY17 with approved plans valued at a total of £16m. Delivered £11m CIP to date. Designed, implemented and led a quality improvement assurance process to successfully deliver and embed into operational practice the CQC inspection recommendations which removed the Trust from special measures and upgraded the Trust’s overall CQC rating. Strong facilitation of CIP problem solving with Exec Directors, Divisional Managers, Clinical Directors and Heads of Nursing. Worked closely with both Monitor/NHSI and CQC to provide evidenced based assurance of the financial and quality turnaround solutions being implemented. Developed the target operating model for future CIP delivery as part of the NUH merger plans.
Associate project management of an assignment to implement a £1.7million county-wide e-procurement system in a shared service environment for 1,000 users. Key aspects of the project were the development and testing of the integrated software solution, modification of business processes as required, installation of required hardware and associated disaster recovery systems, development and documentation of change and training material, developing and executing a county-wide training and roll-out schedule. The project was delivered, achieved its aims and was within budget.
Associate led in a senior hands-on role for a Venture Capital owned company operating in the private and NHS outsourced healthcare sectors. Project lead for £80m/ 40 projects capex programme delivering the best value in the procurement of building construction, refurbishment and high-value technology spend. Developed contracts with major suppliers (eg. GE Healthcare, Siemens, Kuehne Nagel) having inherited a new greenfield situation from a contractual perspective. As Head of Procurement responsible for all in-direct categories spend and supplier relationship management (logistics, fleet, property maintenance, energy, travel, consumables being the largest categories). Responsibility for all non-IT related infrastructure throughout the company (fleet, offices, 54 healthcare clinics) both acquisition, disposal and maintenance.