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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/06/2022.

Procurement Lead Category Manager

Job Reference: 325-A-22-144353NHSCS

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Commercial Solutions
Dorking, Surrey
£48,971-£55,064 incl. Fringe HCAS

At NHS Commercial Solutions, making a difference is important to us. If you’re motivated and interested in delivering meaningful progress at the NHS, then these roles could be for you.

NHS Commercial Solutions is looking for a Lead Category Manager to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and category management experience as part of our strategic sourcing teams. This will be a strategic role leading and developing categories including estates, digital, and other support services as well as consultancy services. The role will be involved in delivering projects, frameworks and call off procurements for NHS Trusts primarily in the South East region.

NHS Commercial Solutions is a NHS collaborative procurement organisation providing strategic procurement services to NHS organisations within Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and further afield. NHS Commercial Solutions has delivered savings in excess of £200 million working in partnership with trusts and with multiple stakeholders to deliver cash releasing savings, cost and quality improvements across a wide range of categories.

You will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills, procurement expertise and be able to lead the strategic development of the category. You will be a team player, enjoy working collaboratively and in return you will be supported to enhance and develop your current knowledge and skills.

NHS experience is desirable but not essential, however a demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Public Sector Procurement is required.

The role will be based at our offices in Dorking, Surrey,

For an informal chat about this exciting opportunity, please contact

Philip Spicer 07789653004

interviews will be held on 29th June 2022

Keywords – category, procurement, purchasing, buying, CIPS, buyer, category, supply chain, Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

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The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

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