Category Managers - Medical/Surgical categories for the NHS

Sheffield, UK
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Managers - Medical/Surgical categories for the NHS

Salary - £29,500 to £38,000 & business lease car

3 x roles, located in Sheffield, Normanton* and London

What we do

We save money for the NHS.

Collaborative Procurement Partnership delivers effective procurement initiatives to source and supply surgical medical equipment and consumables.

We are very proud to be part of the NHS Supply Chain and the savings we generate directly benefit the patient.

We ensure that the NHS can access the products it needs at the right time and at the right price - with everything robustly clinically tested so that quality is never compromised.

We were formed in 2018 and have huge plans for growth. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.

The Role

We believe our people make CPP great. Do you look at things differently? Are you looking for a position where you can make an impact, drive change, and grow your career? At CPP, our employees are challenged to try new things, empowered to develop their own career path and create their own story.

We are looking for an experienced Category Manager to deliver world class service to the NHS and provide creative, cost effective solutions for their toughest challenges.

In this role you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of procurement services.

You will foster a highly professional and responsive client service approach and act as the main point of contact for the category, building and maintaining strong relationships with all key stakeholders along with developing Spend Efficiency Reports and agreeing pricing and implementation for NHS Trusts.

This will include ..
  • Managing an NHS market category across NHS trusts
  • Be the expert for your category area with a detailed understanding of the market, industry trends, product / service options and best practice.
  • Ensure stakeholder and supplier engagement, in development of the category strategy to identify product innovation, best practice, process improvement and efficiency opportunities.
  • Manage supplier relationship during the strategy stage/sourcing process. Participate in supplier business reviews and review market trends/technologies as they arise in assigned categories.
  • Managing multiple programmes from public sector/OJEU tendering to contract award and ongoing supplier relationship management
  • Performance manage against programme targets and ensure best value for money
  • Support the National Category Manager in the delivery of category plans (timescale, business revenue & margin, supplier management etc)

Who you are

Previous experience of category management from within the NHS, healthcare or other related sectors or you may have 3-5 years procurement/commercial experience in surgical/medical product sector, you will be ...
  • Results focused, responding naturally to pressure and demanding deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate good commercial acumen, attention to detail and previous category knowledge
  • An exceptional communicator and stakeholder manager with the ability to build and maintain an extensive network of contacts within the category
  • Highly developed numerical and analytical person with strong Excel knowledge
  • Already a car driver and willing to travel

The Rewards
  • Salary £29,500 to £38,000 dependant on experience
  • Business car lease scheme
  • Workplace pension contributions
  • 25 days holiday entitlement & 8 bank holidays
  • Death in service benefit
  • Excellent opportunities for career development
  • A friendly, supportive and energetic working environment

*Our Normanton office will be relocating within the local West Yorkshire area

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