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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

2 x Senior Category Managers

Job Reference: J316-SEN-CAT-MAN-NOR-T2

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

2 x Senior Category Managers – Categories that will be covered by the two roles are likely to cover Examination and Surgical Gloves, Minimally Invasive and Procedure Packs.

£43,358.66 - £53,093.20 dependent on experience.

National Role - Offices in Sheffield and Normanton.

CPP is currently reviewing its working arrangements and it is anticipated that you will be required to spend a percentage of your time working from home. Further information will be made available should you be shortlisted for interview.  

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 looking for two experienced Senior Category Managers, one role will be leading the Minimally Invasive and Gloves (surgical and examination) Category Teams, while the second role will be focused on Procedure Packs, Tray Wrap & Sterilisation Products, and pre-operative skin preparation.  We are looking for two experienced Senior Category Managers 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 continue to invest heavily in our people, our systems and our processes - there has never been a better time to join us.

The Role:

These roles will have line management responsibility for a small team of Category Managers and Procurement Contract Support within our Sterile Intervention equipment and associates consumable products (operating theatre products) category tower and they are responsible for both the delivery of the benefits of the category strategy and the ongoing development and evolution of the strategy.   Each Senior Category Manager will work alongside dedicated Clinical and Implementation Managers and colleagues across the wider NHS Supply Chain Family to deliver the benefits to the NHS.

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. 

Able to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholder organisations, while supporting the team to deliver both operational and programme deliverables.

Successful candidates will be able to manage conflicting priorities and delivery programmes of work that achieve challenging organisational KPIs.

  • Keen interest in working in these healthcare categories that are incredibly important to the NHS, whether that be:
    • Examination gloves that are worn by a very significant proportion of front-line NHS Staff, through to the advanced technologies that are represented in the Minimally Invasive category. 
    • Procedure Packs, great opportunity delivery significant cost and efficiency/rationalisation benefits to the NHS, while ensuring a resilient supply chain.  
    • (Please refer to job description for full selection criteria).
  • 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 up to £53k dependent on experience.
  • Business car lease scheme (for roles with business miles of +4000 per annum.)
  • Workplace pension contributions.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Health cash benefit.
  • 25 days holiday entitlement & 8 bank holidays.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional holidays.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme - open to all employees.
  • Excellent opportunities for career development.
  • A friendly, supportive, and energetic working environment.

 We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

 COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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