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Category Manager

A large teaching Trust in the East Midlands


The post holder will:

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 healthcare
environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and
stakeholder management skills across decentralized business units.
 Gaining competitive advantage for the trust by identifying best practice and leveraging
the Trust spend within categories.
 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.
 Where appropriate, working closely with a central support team to ensure the
contracts you let deliver best value to the trust through effective supplier management.
 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.


The successful candidate will ideally be fully MCIPS qualified with 1-3 years Public Sector Procurement experience

Job Offer

Clear progression in both salary and title

An opportunity to work on varied spend areas

27 days annual leave + bank holidays

Cycle to work scheme

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
£38000 to £44000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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