Healthcare / Hospital Logistics Expert

Job Description

Are you a logistics professional with a passion for healthcare? Do you thrive on driving innovation, ensuring compliance, and enhancing operational efficiency? If so, we have the perfect role for you!
About the RoleWe are seeking a dynamic and experienced Logistics Expert to join our team. In this pivotal role, you will provide professional advice and strategic support across all levels of our Healthcare business. Your expertise will help us navigate the complexities of logistics and legislation, identify risks and opportunities, validate innovations, and implement tactical improvements to elevate our healthcare Portering and services.
Key Responsibilities
  • Strategic Development: Craft and implement Healthcare's Logistics Strategy and develop policies and procedures to ensure a compliant, standardized, and efficient logistics service.
  • Technical Expertise: Collaborate with Healthcare Operations Directors, Operations Teams, and Support functions to offer operational and technical guidance.
  • Innovation and Technology: Lead the integration and standardization of technology across all Medirest contracts, including SOP development and best practice implementation.
  • Compliance and Communication: Ensure adherence to logistic legislation and maintain effective communication processes to promote continuous improvement and cost-effective services.
  • Audit and Risk Management: Conduct logistic audits, manage risk assessments, and maintain a central Logistics risk register.
  • Training and Development: Coordinate training requirements and development plans with the Compass National Lead and operations teams.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with NHSI, Fire Service, Local Authorities, and other relevant bodies.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive service-related continuous improvement initiatives and support sales and retention activities with market-leading solutions.
Key Skills and Qualifications
  • Communication and Teamwork: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong team player, and proficient in stakeholder management.
  • Technical and Organisational Skills: Strong technical aptitude, good organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize workload effectively.
  • Problem-Solving and Initiative: Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, a proactive approach, and the capacity to work independently and meet project deadlines.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Formal management or industry-recognised qualification.
  • Preferable 2-3 years of logistics management experience, preferably within complex NHS environments.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

About Us

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Job Reference: com/0606/73814001/52656322/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!