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Category Manager

  • Location

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Category Management

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £38000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Stephanie Tasker

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Category Manager

Sellick Partnership are actively recruiting on behalf of a not for profit client, for a Category Manager post, based in Wakefield. The Category Manger is responsible for the delivery of strategic procurement on a specific/allocated portfolio of sourcing in compliance with EU legislation, UK law and trust standing financial institutions. The post holder will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of procurement services, within a specific category, whilst maximising value for money opportunities through process improvement and total cost of ownership modelling.

Key responsibilities of the Category Manager role:

  • Development of work-plans/timescale setting for NHS Trusts
  • Agreeing pricing and implementation for NHs Trusts
  • Priority setting which Trusts to target
  • Meet Trusts to develop projects around category expenditure with the Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager
  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide technical, procurement and supplies advice
  • Develop and implement qualitative and quantitative measures to determine performance against the category procurement strategy
  • Mentor and provide training for staff on procurement issues
  • Management of capital budgets for equipment
  • Advise on innovative procurement opportunities including devising category procurement strategies and programmes to maximise service benefits, limit risk and aggregate spend
  • Devising, implementing, monitoring and reporting category strategy, working within the organisations strategic objectives
  • Develop SLAs

Required skills and experience of the Category Manager:

  • CIPS qualified, or studying towards a CIPs qualification
  • Experience of benchmarking
  • Experience of developing SLAs
  • Record of achievement in securing substantial value for money from procurement
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Thorough understanding of the Public contract Regulations 2015, coupled with the ability to provide guidance within an NHS setting

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Category Manager role, please apply now, or contact Stephanie Tasker at Sellick Partnership.

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