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Job Title

Category Manager

Reference3027705_941317
EmployerHays
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Local & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£30,000 to £40,800 per annum
Town/CityNottingham
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted16 May 2017

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Band 7 NHS 6 MONTH FTC

JOB SUMMARY

The holder of this post will be a Category Manager and accountable to a Senior Category Manager. The post holder will be responsible for leading specific strategic sourcing projects for defined categories, across NHS organizations as required. Additionally, the post holder will be expected to take a wider customer service role and champion Procurement as Business Partners throughout NHS.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 procurements 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 healthcare environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralised business units

  • 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 be a member of the Procurement Team advising and supporting the Directorates Management Teams on service design and provision

  • 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

  • To chair or be a member of groups and committees as required by the Head of Procurement or the needs of the post

  • To take ownership for unresolved problems/queries that are escalated and assure they are resolved in agreed timescales

  • Imparting skills and transferring procurement and / or product knowledge to the buying team in order to assist in skills development




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