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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/03/2022.

Category Manager

Job Reference: J316-A-22-1048-T2139

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
T2 - Sterile intervention equipment and associated consumables
Hybrid Working
£38,466.56 - £47,102.77

Category Manager – Medical and Surgical equipment for the NHS

£38,466.56 - £47,102.77 dependent on experience

This role has a nominal base of Sheffield (S4) but the home location is flexible. Travel to the nominal base is expected from time to time. More information will be provided at 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 an experienced Category Manager 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:

In this role you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of procurement services within our Sterile Intervention equipment & associated consumable products (operating theatre products) Category Tower.

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 with developing Spend Efficiency Reports and agreeing pricing and implementation for NHS Trusts.

This will include:

  • Managing an NHS market category across NHS trusts
  • Be the expert for your category area with a detailed understanding of the market, industry trends, product / service options and best practice.
  • Ensure stakeholder and supplier engagement, in development of the category strategy to identify product innovation, best practice, process improvement and efficiency opportunities.
  • Manage supplier relationship during the strategy stage/sourcing process. Participate in supplier business reviews and review market trends/technologies as they arise in assigned categories.
  • Managing multiple programmes from public sector/OJEU tendering to contract award and ongoing supplier relationship management
  • Performance manage against programme targets and ensure best value for money
  • Support the National Category Manager in the delivery of category plans (timescale, business revenue & margin, supplier management etc)

Who you are:

  • 3-5 years’ experience of managing the whole procurement lifecycle is essential - you could be a category manager, buyer, contracts manager, purchasing officer or procurement manager
  • Results focused, responding naturally to pressure and demanding deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate good commercial acumen, attention to detail and previous category knowledge
  • An exceptional communicator and stakeholder manager with the ability to build and maintain an extensive network of contacts within the category
  • Highly developed numerical and analytical person with strong Excel knowledge
  • Already a car driver and willing to travel

The Rewards:

  • Competitive salary and potential to receive an annual pay progression.
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions.
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus bank holidays.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional holidays.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Excellent opportunities for career development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Health Cash Benefit.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Business car lease scheme (for roles with business miles of +4000 per annum)
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme.
  • A friendly, supportive, and energetic working environment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short-listing process, usually within 2 weeks. All interviews are currently conducted via Microsoft Teams.



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