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Interim Senior Category Manager

Michael Page
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Reporting directly to the Deputy Head of Procurement you will be responsible for a mixture of projects including both clinical and non clinical.

Client Details

A NHS organisation in the East Midlands.


Delivering a coordinated workplan in a timely manner across the Trust and ensuring that procurement best practices are fully represented and best value achieved at all levels
Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required in both written and verbal formats
Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurements and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
Leading large and often complex procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging healthcare environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralised business units
Gaining competitive advantage by identifying best practice and leveraging the Trust spend within the category
Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at or up to Board level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options for the category
Leading 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
Working under you own initiative and being responsible for making confident decisions for the benefit of the Trust
To ensure contract compliance across, pursuing procurement excellence through implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects
To take ownership for unresolved problems/queries that are escalated and assure they are resolved in agreed timescales
Imparting skills and transferring knowledge to the buying team in order to assist in skills development
To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to the Head of Procurement and other senior staff within the TrustProfile

Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or similar appropriate professional institute or relevant experience
Evidence of Continuous professional development (CPD)
Advanced IT Skills
Experience at a senior level
Commercial experience
Experience of categories
Procurement skills (negotiation, legal, strategic sourcing)Job Offer

Home working
6 months
£350 - £400 per day (umbrella, inside ir35)
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