Category Manager (Procurement)

Ref No. CLG159753
Location Nottingham, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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The post holder will be responsible for leading specific strategic sourcing projects for defined categories, across NUH and other NHS organizations as required.


Category Manager (Procurement)

The Job

The holder of this post will be a Category Manager and accountable to a Senior Category Manager.

The post holder will be responsible for leading specific strategic sourcing projects for defined categories, across NUH and other NHS organizations as required.

Additionally, the post holder will be expected to take a wider customer service role and champion Procurement activity throughout NUH.


The post holder will:

 Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required via Prince 2 methodology in both written and verbal formats.

 Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.

 Leading large 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 decentralized business units.

 Gaining competitive advantage for NUH by identifying best practice and leveraging the Trust spend within categories.

 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.

 Where appropriate, working closely with a central support team to ensure the contracts you let deliver best value to NUH through effective supplier management.

 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.

 Working under your own initiative and being responsible for making effective decisions for the benefit of the Trust for a range of delegated projects.

 To be a member of the Procurement Team advising and supporting the Divisional Management Teams on service design and provision.

 To ensure contract compliance across NUH, pursuing procurement excellence through implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects.

 To be a member of the Procurement Team delivering a coordinated work-plan in a timely manner across the Trust and ensuring that procurement best practices are fully represented and best value achieved at all levels.

 To chair or be a member of groups and committees as required by the Deputy Head of Procurement or the needs of the post.

 To take ownership for unresolved problems/queries that are escalated and ensure they are resolved in agreed timescales.

 Imparting skills and transferring procurement and / or product knowledge to Senior Buyers and Buyers in order to assist in skills development.

 To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to Senior Category Managers and / or the Deputy Head of Procurement as required.

Training & Qualifications

Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or partially qualified

Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)

Evidence of having undertaken supply chain management training, purchasing procedures workshops and additional specialist courses

Demonstrate IT skills including specialist software for contract management, etendering, e-auction, good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Relevant experience in category management (at least 2 years)

Extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation

Experience in people management - ability to influence and lead people in a complex and dynamic organisation

Previous commercial experience in the private and/or public sectors (local and central) and good stakeholder management skills

Demonstrate experience of purchasing within key category areas

Experience in whole life contract management delivering best value

Demonstrate experience of:

- Negotiation skills
- Knowledge of strategic sourcing methodologies
- Knowledge of supply chain theory
- Contract law and dispute resolution
- Statistical and data analysis skills
- Knowledge of market areas related to specific work categories
- Finance and leasing knowledge
- Risk assessment/analysis

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