Procurement Category Manager

Birmingham Permanent £40,056 - £45,838
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

The Trust is clear on its vision and values and aims to make sure that they are reflected in all areas of activity. Their vision is simple; building healthier lives. Their values apply to every member of staff. They are working in partnership with others to provide safe, appropriate car and improve outcomes (Collaborative); being transparent in all that they do, communicating openly, inclusively and with integrity (Honest); taking personal and collective responsibility for the way in which we deliver care (Accountable); being responsive, creative and flexible, always looking for ways to do things better (Innovative); treating everyone with compassion, dignity and professionalism (Respectful).

Job Description

  • Lead on the delivery of effective working relationships with clinicians and stakeholders, improving customer satisfaction with engagement to ensure the needs of different groups of Trusts and customers are identified and met
  • Effectively manage the internal operations and resources to enable the delivery of the saving targets and work-plans. To build professional relationships, implement change and support. Enable Procurement to continuously improve the service delivered to stakeholders, enhance expertise and build capability and potential
  • Developing and managing procurement projects and work as a member of a project on larger scale strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for planning and providing strategic direction to major procurement projects in conjunction with the Senior Management Team. They will use strategic sourcing and demand management techniques and need a legal and working knowledge of developing contracts
  • Organise and facilitate regular meetings with key stakeholders and suppliers. These include fact finding, problem solving, negotiations, contract performance and service delivery meetings
  • Lead larger and/or complex procurement "big ticket" projects. Use a range of tools and techniques to devise appropriate procurement solutions, must have a working and legal knowledge of contracting and ensure contracts are awarded in accordance with trust processes, EU Procurement Directives and Government policy
  • Use robust data to research and analyse project specific outputs and support the effective delivery of a procurement or service improvement
  • Able to make decisions on high profile and complex negotiations using appropriate information and analysis, recommending solutions which may not always be popular, using leadership, persuasion and influencing skills to implement a solution that meets the needs of customers and taxpayers

The Successful Applicant


  • Project Management Qualification - 3 - 5 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working within a commercial /public sector/or the NHS with first class category / sector knowledge
  • Procurement & project management experience with demonstrable achievements - Able to demonstrate success in achieving value for money and savings through purchasing and supply - Demonstrable experience in change management, stakeholder engagement & team building
  • Experience of managing complex projects within complex environments

What's on Offer

  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts at pubs, restaurants and shops
  • 27 days annual leave + 8 public/bank holidays, increasing to 33 days
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