Category Manager - Dental Products and Services

London (Central)
27 Mar 2019
09 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager - Dental Products and Services



Full Time

Closing date 1 April 2019

A bit about us

Bupa is one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world, because what we do matters. From our contact centres to our care homes; health and dental centres to our state of the art hospitals across all four corners of the globe, every part of our operations are dedicated to our purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do.

About the area you’ll be working in

From Finance and IT, to Marketing and People (HR) our support functions are the backbone of our UK operations. We may not deal directly with our customers, but we play an absolutely vital role in making sure that our customer-facing teams get all the support they need to deliver the very best service.

What you'll be doing

In this role, you will support the UK Procurement vision to lead the delivery of the market strategy, governance, and policies, and delivering significant value through market specific strategic sourcing initiatives and supplier relationship management. You are also responsible for developing, implementing and delivering the Category strategy for their specific area. You will lead and develop sourcing initiatives for their category, providing category expertise to focus on strategic sourcing, content expertise and value delivery (price and total cost of ownership), whilst actively managing significant risk and issues with suppliers. You’ll also support Category Specialists to develop, implement and communicate strategic sourcing strategies. .

What’s a typical day?

A typical day will require you to be accountable for your specific category, with responsibility for total UK expenditure in their area to ensure products and services are sourced competitively and cost effectively in order to meet and enhance the businesses’ requirements. You will be accountable for identifying and delivering multiple cost saving initiatives in order to achieve individual and Department targets. You will also lead supplier selection and qualification and manage relationships with key suppliers using contemporary supplier relationship management techniques (including supplier development and measurement). Another part of the role requires you to maintain personal integrity with regards to commercial confidentiality and conduct supplier relationships with the highest standard of ethical conduct.

Who we’re looking for?

  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Significant relevant Category management experience or maybe a Senior Buyer ready for the next step
  • Experience gained in a large blue chip organisation.
  • Proven evidence of sourcing similar products and services - dental products and services
  • Proven ability and experience of delivering savings through driving strategic category planning
  • Experienced negotiator who is proficient at drawing upon and developing fact based negotiation plans and operating at a senior level
  • Industry and marketplace experience relevant to this role including knowledge of relevant industry legislation
  • Contract and supplier relationship management expertise
  • Comprehensive experience of working closely with interval stakeholders to ensure a successful commercial outcome
  • Proficient at drafting contracts and familiar with contract law
  • Recent and relevant experience of leading cross functional/business unit teams

What’s it like to work here?

As you’ll already know, we want people to 'love working here’, so much so that’s it’s at the top of our agenda and something you’ll hear a lot about here at Bupa. We offer our people a great range of benefits, many of which are flexible and can be tailored to suit what’s most important to you. We’re a healthcare company so there’s a huge focus on our people’s health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and workplaces which are friendly, appealing spaces to support you to be at your best.

We’re an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone - all talents and backgrounds. Bupa strives to make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age

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