Category Manager

East Midlands Permanent £43,000 - £56,000 per year
  • Flexible Working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

An NHS organisation in the East Midlands.

Job Description

  • Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required via Prince 2 methodology in both written and verbal formats.
  • Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Leading large procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging health care environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralised business units.
  • Gaining competitive advantage for the organisation by identifying best practice and leveraging the Trust spend within categories.
  • Lead the development of compliant on-line catalogues within Procurement. Implement and action a plan to rationalise the current range of products available through on-line catalogues and manage the ongoing maintenance of this information.
  • Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at Senior Manager level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options within categories.
  • Where appropriate, working closely with a central support team to ensure the contracts you let deliver best value to the organisation through effective supplier management.
  • Supporting Senior Category Managers with the negotiation and completion of contracts often of a complex nature to support the category strategy.
  • Promote procurement outside the procurement function and promoting change and development as required.
  • Working under your own initiative and being responsible for making effective decisions for the benefit of the Trust for a range of delegated projects.
  • To ensure contract compliance across the organisation, pursuing procurement excellence through implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects.
  • To be a member of the Procurement Team delivering a coordinated work-plan in a timely manner across the Trust and ensuring that procurement best practices are fully represented and best value achieved at all levels.

The Successful Applicant

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or willing to study towards the CIPS qualification
  • Extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation
  • Previous commercial experience in the public sector (local and central) and good stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in whole life contract management delivering best value
  • Experience of managing complex projects to time and on budget
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills at all levels with external and internal stakeholders

What's on Offer

  • Dedicated physio support
  • Discounted health treatments
  • Access to on site fitness facilities
  • Staff discount schemes with Boots and other local companies
  • Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts
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Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
East Midlands
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