Interim Category Manager

Nottingham Permanent £250 - £350 per day (£64,995 - £90,993)
  • Home working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

One of England's largest acute teaching trusts. It was established on 1 April 2006 following the merger of two NHS Trusts.

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 environment
  • 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
  • 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
  • To be a member of the Procurement Team advising and supporting the Divisional Management Teams on service design and provision
  • To chair or be a member of groups and committees as required by the Deputy Head of Procurement or the needs of the post
  • To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to Senior Category Managers and / or the Deputy Head of Procurement as required

The Successful Applicant

Essential criteria

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Evidence of having undertaken supply chain management training, purchasing procedures workshops and additional specialist courses
  • Extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation
  • Previous commercial experience in the private and/or public sectors (local and central) and good stakeholder management skills

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of NHS Procurement
  • Experience of managing complex projects to time and on budget

What's on Offer

  • Full home working
  • £250 - £350 per day
  • 6 months contract with possibility of extending
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