Category Manager Hard FM

Salford, Greater Manchester
Competitive salary + bonus + exceptional benefits
22 Aug 2017
22 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

About Us

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our status, as a company limited by guarantee with no shareholders, enables us to make our customers our focus, reinvesting our profits to provide more and better healthcare for current and future customers.

We employ over 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, New Zealand, Thailand and the US. Around 70% of our revenue is from health insurance, with the rest from health and care provision. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, hospitals, dental centres, care homes and retirement villages in a number of countries.

To deliver the very best in healthcare though, we need to make sure that we scour the global market to procure the very best products, services and advice. Thus our procurement function is the bedrock, the source, the core and arguably the beginning of all of the great things we do.

That's why we're growing the team and seek an accomplished Category Manager, to establish and develop our Hard FM Category, to create and deliver (even more) value through strategic sourcing expertise, amazing relationship management cunning and all round supplier brilliance.


Oh yes. You see we know you'll probably be MCIPS, or MBA, and have some rather impressive category management experience and expertise, probably within a large blue chip organisation, and more likely than not you'll have worked in a similar landscape and relish a culture of change.

We know that you'll be charming, persuasive, capable of finding the angles that your stakeholders will love you for as you coax not only the best service from your category to enable them to craft competitive advantages which will form the platform for astonishing business performance.

We also know that your current suppliers have come to reluctantly admire your blend of commercial "savvy", indisputable panache and a fastidious, all-seeing eye for detail and secretly (perhaps not so secretly) wish you were on their side.

We're, mostly, taking this for granted because we want you to be a Bupa person.

"What makes a Bupa person?"

Someone who feels and breathes our values, appreciates the fact that we can reinvest the fruits of your labours directly back in to the business and sees that none of us is ever as good as all of us together.

Why Bupa?

Ah, the $64,000 question.

Well, our internal mobility is staggering, so career development is absolutely on the cards... if you want it of course.

Bupa offer a generous starting salary and benefits package which includes bonus, full Bupa cover, great pension (you pay 4% in, Bupa will add between 4-15% - depending on scheme rules) with associated life assurance / critical illness cover, 25 days holiday, and a raft of other benefits.

We are also committed to an environment which will attract, retain and motivate its people. Bupa aims to ensure that every applicant to, or employee of is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

So if we've not grabbed your interest, thank you for reading this far and we wish you well with your search. If it does, apply, or email You can find me on LinkedIn by typing in "catherine royce bupa". We look forward to hearing from you.