Senior Category Buyer

St Andrew's Healthcare
£31592 - £44430 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
11 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Category Buyer

Location: Northampton

Band 7

Salary: £31,592 - £44,430 dependent on experience

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

St Andrew’s procurement team are embarking upon a transformation by applying Category Management. To support this transition St Andrews are recruiting a Senior Category Buyer.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.

Your role with us

This role will be based in the Northampton Head Office, serving the multiple St Andrews site in the UK.

The Senior Category Buyer will support the Strategic Procurement Leadership team managing a multi-million spend category. This role represents an opportunity to shape the future of strategic procurement within the Charity whilst also raising awareness of professional procurement practice, offering advice and guidance to managers

You will be responsible for implementing successful sourcing strategies to ensure the best practice application of Category Management . You will manage specific procurement categories from the charity’s 6 defined expenditure portfolios, undertaking all competitive sourcing activity and market research necessary to achieve the charity’s cost efficiency and contract coverage targets.

You will be managing specific procurement projects such as competitive tendering exercises, engaging and leading stakeholders & assist in the development and implementation of e-commerce solutions for tendering, contract management, e-auctions and web-based electronic resource planning.

 Your profile

Essential Experience:

  • Indirect procurement.

  • RFQ, tendering, negotiating and drafting contracts.

  • Engaging and managing multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

  • Delivering sustainable cost improvements.

  • New vendor sourcing and development.

Experience advantageous but not essential: 

  • Healthcare sector.

  • Ethical Sourcing.

  • SAP.


    We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.


    Closing date 30.04.17

    Interviews will take place between the 11th & 22nd May 2017