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Senior Category Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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I am delighted to be supporting an NHS Organisation in Sheffield with the recruitment of a Senior Category Manager on a remote working basis.

Client Details

Michael Page are currently supporting a large NHS Organisation based in Sheffield with the recruitment of a Senior Category Manager on a fully remote basis to support the wider NHS.


Senior Category Manager
  • Develop and implement the operating model to deliver the category's business aims and objectives including the delivery of the benefits of the category strategy and the ongoing development and evolution of the strategy
  • Lead, manage and inspire a team of up to 6 people to their full potential
  • The management of a portfolio of categories for the NHS
  • Measure and track performance against programme targets to ensure best value for money possible
  • Act as the main point of contact for the category by undertaking a professional and responsive client approach
  • To build and manage effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels across the NHS and Supplier Landscapes
  • Develop and manage multiple programmes from tendering to contract award
  • Establish category and sourcing strategies across the portfolio of categories, keeping to timescales, delivery of the identified benefits and management of suppliers to ensure competition within the market
  • Lead on all Purchasing and Procurement activity


The Successful Senior Category Manager candidate will:
  • Ideally be MCIPS Qualified
  • Have good knowledge of PCR15 and OJEU
  • Have extensive experience at Senior Category Manager level within an NHS Setting or other relevant sectors
  • Possess the ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholder organisations
  • Have a background in excellent stakeholder engagement within Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Be results driven, being able to deliver under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
  • Ability to manage a small team

Job Offer
  • Up to £53000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Public sector Benefits Package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy 5 additional days per year
  • Workplace pension contribution
  • Lots of potential for career progression
  • Remote working
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