Senior Category Manager

Nottinghamshire Permanent £47,126 - £53,219
  • Flexible Working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

One of the largest hospital organisations in the UK. The Trust is based in Nottingham and provides care to over 2.5million residents in the surrounding communities; through 16,700 staff, 90 wards and 1,700 beds. They have over 60 team members across the Procurement and Supply Chain Team to ensure they are able to support the organisation and offer a first class service.

Job Description

  • Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required in both written and verbal format
  • Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurements and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
  • Leading large and often complex procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging healthcare environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralised business units
  • Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at or up to Board level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options for the category
  • Leading 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 you own initiative and being responsible for making confident decisions for the benefit of the Trust
  • To ensure contract compliance across the organisation, pursuing procurement excellence through implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects
  • To take ownership for unresolved problems/queries that are escalated and assure they are resolved in agreed timescales
  • Imparting skills and transferring knowledge to the buying team in order to assist in skills development
  • To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to the Head of Procurement and other senior staff within the Trust

The Successful Applicant

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or similar appropriate professional institute or relevant experience
  • Evidence of Continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Advanced IT Skills
  • Experience at a senior level
  • PCR knowledge and experience
  • People Management / Leadership
  • Experience of categories
  • Procurement skills (negotiation, legal, strategic sourcing)

What's on Offer

  • Dedicated physio support, discounted health treatments and access to fitness facilities

  • Generous staff discount schemes with Boots and other local companies

  • Blue Light Card which allows staff access to discounts and offers from a host of national companies
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