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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2020.

Senior Category Manager - Flexible on location

Job Reference: J316-SEN-CAT-MAN--LONDON

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
Tower 2
£43,358.66 - £ 53,093.20

Do you look at things differently? Are you looking for a procurement role where you can make an impact, drive change, and grow your career and where the savings you make directly benefit the patient?

We are looking for an experienced Senior Category Manager to lead and inspire a team to deliver a world class service to the NHS and provide creative, cost effective solutions for their toughest challenges.

We are very proud to be part of the NHS Supply chain family. We were formed in 2018 and are investing heavily in our people, our systems and our processes - there has never been a better time to join us.

The Role

This role will have line management responsibility for a small team of category managers within our Sterile Intervention equipment and associates consumable products (operating theatre products) category tower and is responsible for both the delivery of the benefits of the category strategy and the ongoing development and evolution of the strategy

You will foster a highly professional and responsive client service approach and act as the main point of contact for the category, building and maintaining strong relationships with all key stakeholders along delivering opportunity assessments and award recommendations to NHS Trusts and then supporting the implementation of the subsequent contracts and commitments.

This will include ..

  • Leading, managing and inspiring a team
  • Managing a portfolio of categories for the English NHS
  • Performance manage against programme targets and ensure best value for money
  • Foster highly professional and responsive client service approach, acting as the main point of contact for the category
  • Lead and manage multiple programmes from tendering to contract award and ongoing relationship management
  • Delivery of category strategies across the portfolio of categories, keeping to timescales, delivery of the identified benefits and management of suppliers to ensure competition within the market
  • Build and manage effective relationships with stakeholder groups (within Trusts such as Procurement Teams, Management and Clinical teams), suppliers and expert networks through the NHS and Supplier Landscapes

Who you are

An established Senior Category Manager from within the NHS, Healthcare or other sectors where you have thrived in complex stakeholder environments and delivered significant benefits

  • Natural leader, line-manager and mentor
  • Results focused, responding naturally to pressure and demanding deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate good commercial acumen, attention to detail and extensive category knowledge
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills and the ability to maintain an extensive network of contacts within the category
  • Highly developed numerical and analytical skills with strong Excel knowledge
  • Confident and articulate with an engaging manner and great energy, comfortable with delivering complex reports to senior management and stakeholders
  • Already a car driver, willing to travel frequently - to NHS Trusts and Supplier locations throughout the UK, with possible foreign travel

The Rewards

  • Salary £43,358 - £53,093 dependent on experience
  • Business car lease scheme (for roles that require travel of min 4000 business miles)
  • Workplace pension contributions
  • 25 days holiday entitlement & opportunity to purchase 5 more days & 8 bank holidays
  • Death in service benefit
  • Health Cash Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent opportunities for career development
  • A friendly, supportive and energetic working environment

We have offices located at Sheffield, Normanton, London and Newcastle which allows us to be flexible on location.

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