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Susan Brooks

Susan has had 14 years’ experience working within the NHS. Susan joined the Procurement Team in 2010 to support the Provider Team in delivering a variety of projects including leading on tendering a £ multi million Trauma & Orthopaedics Framework Agreement which included collaboration with several NHS Trusts. Susan previously worked for three years supporting the Supply Chain team at Queen Alexandra Hospital being responsible for category areas and stock level planning throughout the Trust. Susan is currently leading on a dual Trust collaborative £2 million Cardiology consumables tender & £ multi million Inbound Logistics project for 6 collaborative Trusts. She is continuing her CIPS study at Level 6, Professional diploma to enhance her skills and knowledge.

Background

  • Member of CIPS, Diploma & Advanced Diploma of Purchasing & Supply
  • Supporting ambitious cost improvement plans across Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust & the Isle of Wight NHS Trust by identifying and delivering cash releasing & cost avoidance savings
  • Managing a Framework for an Inventory Management System open to Nationwide Trusts engaged in routine Contract & Category Management of providers across Portsmouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Introduced consigned stock for high value consumables to reduce spend and free revenue
  • Negotiates complex competitive tenders/quotations following the strictest EU guidelines to comply with public sector procurement directives & thresholds with sustainable procurement to the fore

Skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level analytical skills – benchmarking, financial & market analysis
  • Strategic sourcing
  • CIPS level 4 & Level 5
  • Procurement in the Public Sector
  • Proficient in OJEU tendering, Excel, BRAVO e- tendering, Oracle, SBS, Microsoft Office
  • EDC, GHX & Chimera
  • Stakeholder Management
  • EU regulatory compliant
  • Risk Management

Professional Experience

  • Trust Standardisation lead for Portsmouth & the Isle of Wight Hospitals NHS Trusts & Category lead for Women & Children , Trauma & Orthopaedics, Cardiology & Endoscopy
  • Proven track record of delivering projects successfully on time, within budget and achieving over and above set savings targets
  • Recommending & implementing improvements to existing systems & processes to reduce expenditure, & add value along the procurement route

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