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Senior Procurement Category Manager

Job Reference: 195-19-219-LEG

South Central Ambulance Service
£42,414 - £49,969

Fancy an exciting challenge with an emerging and evolving Ambulance Trust Procurement Team? Can you demonstrate a tenacious, strategic mind-set along with the ability to juggle a large number of projects involving the continuous education of stakeholders and pushing the boundaries of effective public-sector wide collaboration?


Then look no further than a job with the dynamic and forward looking Procurement Team at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The role will have an initial focus on Estates, Corporate Services – particularly HR and Finance – but will need to be ready to take on Fleet Services, Education and a number of other categories as the team grow their support for the entire Trust.


You will be MCIPS with evidence of continuous development, excellent project management skills, evidence of developing multiple category strategies which align with both divisional and corporate strategies and action plans.


As a minimum, you will be able to evidence the following:


· Honed and effective negotiation skills

· Knowledge of strategic sourcing methodologies

· Excellent supply chain management skills

· Persuading, influencing and interpersonal skills at all levels both within and without the organisations for which you have worked

· Contract law and dispute resolution

· Statistical and data analysis skills

· Knowledge of market areas related to specific work categories

· Finance and leasing knowledge

· Business development and marketing plans

· Organisational Standing Financial Instructions, Procurement Regs and all relevant statutory legislation, including TUPE, Competition Act, Equality, GDPR, FOI

· Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Code of Ethics


You will be reporting to the Head of Procurement, assisting him with development and delivery of the Procurement strategy while will provide training, advice and mentoring for both other category managers and the transactional members of the team.


The challenge is substantial but the opportunity and the rewards are great!


We look forward to hearing from you…

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The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus bank holidays.

All employees are automatically enrolled in NEST or the NHS Pension scheme.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

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