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Category Manager

Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£180 to £200 per day
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 April 2018

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A Public Sector organisation based in Surrey seeking a Procurement Category Manager on temporary basis

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An established Hospital NHS Trust based in the Surrey area is currently seeking a Procurement Category Manager on a temporary basis, initially for a 3-6 month period, to assist in the provision of a high quality, cost-effective procurement function, meeting the organisations requirements and strategic direction and ensuring compliance relevant procurement with legislation.

you will be responsible for group spend on stock, non-stock and capital projects.

Responsibilities include:
  • Devising, implementing, monitoring and reporting the Trust’s category strategy working within the Trust’s strategic objectives.
  • Applying best practice skills, knowledge and experience to influence and manage a significant proportion of the Trust’s category expenditure to obtain excellent value for money.
  • Deputise for the Senior Category Manager as procurement lead on category relevant groups. S/he will be taking the lead on agenda development and documenting and reporting on progress and achievements
  • Representing the Trust as part of the National Procurement Confederation, with the NHS in general, including NHS Supply Chain and with industry.
  • Managing and developing the procurement and contract management strategy ensuring that consideration and priority is given to promoting environmental and product sustainability in accordance with the Trust Sustainability plan.
  • Providing specialist advice on EU procurement law.
  • Providing procurement training and mentoring of staff within the Procurement and Logistics department.
  • Utilising the Trust eProcurement, eTendering, Contract and Vendor Management system and other information systems related to procurement.
  • Utilising national eProcurement tools, i.e. Purchase Price Index Benchmark,
  • for the benefit of the Trust.
  • Keeping abreast of current best practice, guidance, operations and processes
  • of procurement and supply within the public sector with particular focus on
  • relevant category expenditure.
  • Savings delivery against agreed targets.
  • Responsible for the management of all category specific capital equipment
  • purchases against the Trust’s approved programme.

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