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Senior Category Manager

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31 Jan 2022

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Interesting Procurement Senior Category manager job within an NHS Trust

Your new company
The NHS Trust you will be working for is recognised for its innovation and ambition to make a positive difference by providing outstanding health care its patients. The Trust is known for its values of care, respect/inclusivity and has been recognised multiple times by rewarding bodies.

Your new role
As Senior Category Manager you will establish a shared service able to improve the quality of a wide range of procurement services and the provision of advice. You will also deliver a more cost-effective procurement and supply chain solution and enhance the non-pay benefits to each Trust. You will alo undertake a large range of procurement projects (tendering) to achieve value added and cash releasing savings from service efficiencies (benefits) to the Trust as well as service development to improve the profile and scope of the Trust. You will support provide specialist and professional procurement advice to other Trust Staff, procurement team members, directors, and senior management of the Trust. Ensuring procurement compliance across all Partner Trusts with European/UK procurement law and the Trusts Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders in any procurement activity undertaken. You will also be responsible for contributing to a wide range of external relationships, notably NHS Supply Chain, GPS, health care suppliers, consultants, and the Trust advisers

What you'll need to succeed
The Senior Category Manager will need expertise in Clinical and Non-clinical categories; this will include in-depth market knowledge of suppliers, products, and services within local, European and global markets. You will also have a proven record of delivery within this field of expertise and significant evidence of achievement of savings delivery in the same. To be successful in this role you will also need:
  • Experienced in Hard/Soft FM (Facilities Management)
  • Experience working for the NHS or similar healthcare environment
  • Strong knowledge of OJEU regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in managing procurement projects on a range of clinical and non-clinical categories of spend
  • Experience of delivery in leading large scale transformational change cost reduction, procurement and inventory management programmes

What you'll get in return

The Trust have formed a Procurement Collaborative to deliver common goals and an efficient procurement service to meet on going savings targets. You will get to work alongside some of the leaders in the industry and be on the cutting edge of the procurement sector. You will be working in a dynamic, interesting environment in a company that puts the patients first.

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