Procurement Category Manager – Pathology Imaging (Medical)

NHS Improvement
London (Greater)
£67,247- £83,258 plus High Cost Area Supplement of £6,469 if based in London
05 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

With non-pay spend covering circa £30bn of the NHS budget, procurement efficiencies have never been so critical. To meet this challenge the NHS Improvement Procurement Transformation team are seeking skilled and experienced procurement professionals, across a number of specialist areas, to establish saving opportunities, provide guidance to trusts and deliver multiple efficiency initiatives.

As a Procurement Category Manager – Pathology Imaging (Medical), your remit will be to oversee the Pathology & Imaging (P&I) category. You will provide procurement expertise to the P&I Team, advising, leading and implementing initiatives to deliver efficiencies across the category, whilst promoting the uptake of best practice across NHS Trusts. This will include working alongside regional procurement managers to develop a national evidence based strategic approach for P&I, drafting and securing sign off for a national pathology procurement strategy and project pipeline for the next 12-24 months, underpinning the delivery of circa £155m of non pay benefits.

You will also lead the identification of the required number of national Pathology procurement frameworks, supporting and advising local procurement professionals currently implementing P&I initiatives. You will be responsible for driving continuous improvement across the category, utilising your expertise to identify opportunities for the achievement of directorate savings.

The successful candidate will have proven expertise in a category or procurement management role with extensive knowledge of the Pathology & Imaging category and marketplace. If you can demonstrate experience of leading category management in a large organisation, expertise in stakeholder management, and a proven track record in managing complex projects to achieve cost reductions, we would like to hear from you.

In return we offer a competitive salary, plus a generous defined benefit pension scheme, competitive annual leave offer and the option for genuine flexible working arrangements.

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Closing date: 7 December 2017

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.