Category Manager

05 Mar 2018
04 Apr 2018
Sonya Hoey
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Public Sector
Full Time

Category Manager

Hays Procurement have the pleasure of representing a collaborative procurement organisation who provide strategic procurement and commercial support to NHS trusts and commissioners, as well as central health organisations such as the Department of Health and NHS England.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Category Manager to join the team on an interim basis.

Role: Category Manager
Contract: Temporary for 3 months
Location: Dorking
Hours: 37.5
Start date: ASAP

Purpose: To deliver a strategic procurement service for all participating Trusts on specific/allocated portfolio of sourcing categories and contribute significantly to the delivery of allocated procurement projects within key markets, ensuring contract compliance, sustainable cost improvements, and a range of benefits across the organisation.


  • Proactively manages allocated categories
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review procurement strategies for allocated categories
  • Gathers and analyses comprehensive data on products and suppliers to support portfolio and category analysis
  • General supplier relationship management
  • Project management of the tendering process from initial scoping through to contract award
  • Manage high value strategic sourcing projects
  • Identification and management of risk throughout the procurement process
  • Maximises use of National and regional contracts
  • Continuous analysis and development of service/specification, through benchmarking and contract management
  • Implements procurement action in full accordance with law and environmental requirements

Essential requirement:

  • Experienced and proficient in OJEU legislation

If you feel you can add value to this organisation, apply now.

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