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Interim Category Manager

Michael Page
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Category Manager you'll be responsible for leading on a range of complex projects for defined categories, delivering savings and non financial benefits in a challenging environment. Delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier and stakeholder relationships.

Client Details

A NHS Trust.


Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required via Prince 2 methodology in both written and verbal formats
Leading large procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging environment
Lead the development of compliant on-line catalogues within Procurement
Implement and action a plan to rationalise the current range of products available through on-line catalogues and manage the ongoing maintenance of this information
Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at Senior Manager level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options within categories
Supporting Senior Category Managers with the negotiation and completion of contracts often of a complex nature to support the category strategy
Promote procurement outside the procurement function and promoting change and development as required
To be a member of the Procurement Team advising and supporting the Divisional Management Teams on service design and provision
To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to Senior Category Managers and / or the Deputy Head of Procurement as requiredProfile

Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
Evidence of having undertaken supply chain management training, purchasing procedures workshops and additional specialist courses
Extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation
Previous commercial experience in the private and/or public sectors (local and central) and good stakeholder management skillsJob Offer

Full home working
£300 - £350 per day
3- 6 months contract
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