Procurement Category Manager (Non-Medical)
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 (Non-Medical), your remit will be to oversee all non-medical categories including Overheads, Estates, ICT, HR and Professional Services. You will provide procurement expertise to the Procurement Team, advising, leading and implementing initiatives to deliver efficiencies across the relevant categories, 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 Non-medical Procurement, drafting and securing sign off for a national Non-medical procurement strategy and project pipeline for the next 12-24 months, underpinning the delivery of circa £800m of non pay benefits by 2020/21.
You will also lead the identification of the required number of national Non - medical procurement frameworks, supporting and advising local procurement professionals currently implementing procurement 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 non-medical procurement categories. 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.