Procurement Category Manager

NHS Shared Business Services

The closing date is 29 February 2024

Job summary

Do you have a background within procurement or as a buyer? Can you see yourself joining a growing team as Category Manager, supporting upcoming and exciting projects?

NHS Shared Business Services are seeking an expert procurement professional to join their Business Services team. If you have experience in category management for legal services, vehicle management, consultancy services, health and well-being, records management, interpretation services then this role will offer you at a national level an opportunity to support in crafting the marketplace for our clients.

You will lead a delegated category portfolio to implement strategic sourcing and strong collaborator management, lower costs to deliver savings, and strengthen existing relationships with key suppliers. You'll enjoy a challenge developing specific strategic sourcing programmes/ strategies across our client base and will be responsible for the delivery of a number of projects within key markets.

With your track record, skills and determination, you'll deliver a highly professional and adaptable client service approach and act as the main point of contact. This is an exciting experience giving you the opportunity to grow and make a difference to everyone touched by the healthcare system.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend monthly meetings in Salford.

Main duties of the job

What you will be doing:

  • Leading on the development of the annual work plan and implementing policy, contributing to short and long-term category strategies.
  • Identifying new areas for contracting and work with partners.
  • Delivering and taking the lead on high value portfolio of projects as agreed with client partners, meeting expectations and timelines.
  • Improving contract compliance and undertakes procurement activities in accordance with EU legislation/commercial/contract law/Standing Financial Instructions plus environmental and sustainability requirements.
  • Supervising procurement performance across the relevant economies for the category area.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, re-negotiating and drafting contracts for cost optimisation and deliver savings targets.

What you will bring:

  • Previous category management experience.
  • Significant experience in supplier and partner management.
  • Established negotiation and influencing skills.

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the NHS, other public sector or operating in a regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of Business Services / In-direct spend.
  • Knowledge of UK Public Contract regulations.

About us

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what were looking for, please do apply, wed love to hear from you!

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if youre interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about our company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Date posted

02 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000 a year 25 days leave, health cash plan, life assurance, pension

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0351-24-0002

Job locations

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have a background within procurement or as a buyer? Can you see yourself joining a growing team as Category Manager, supporting upcoming and exciting projects?

NHS Shared Business Services are seeking an expert procurement professional to join their Business Services team. If you have experience in category management for legal services, vehicle management, consultancy services, health and well-being, records management, interpretation services then this role will offer you at a national level an opportunity to support in crafting the market place for our clients.

You will lead a delegated category portfolio to implement strategic sourcing and strong collaborator management, lower costs to deliver savings, and strengthen existing relationships with key suppliers. Youll enjoy a challenge developing specific strategic sourcing programmes/strategies across our client base and will be responsible for the delivery of a number of projects within key markets.

With your track record, skills and determination, youll deliver a highly professional and adaptable client service approach and act as the main point of contact. This is an exciting experience giving you the opportunity to grow and make a difference to everyone touched by the healthcare system.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend monthly meet ups in Salford.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading on the development of the annual work plan and implementing policy, contributing to short and long-term category strategies.
  • Identifying new areas for contracting and work with partners.
  • Delivering and taking the lead on high value portfolio of projects as agreed with client partners, meeting expectations and timelines, building knowledge and expertise to become a subject matter expert.
  • Improving contract compliance and undertakes procurement activities in accordance with EU legislation/commercial/contract law/Standing Financial Instructions plus environmental and sustainability requirements.
  • Supervising procurement performance across the relevant economies for the category area.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, re-negotiating and drafting contracts for cost optimisation and deliver savings targets.

What you will bring:

  • Previous category management experience.
  • Significant experience in supplier and partner management.
  • Established negotiation and influencing skills.

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the NHS, other public sector or operating in a regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of Business Services / In-direct spend.
  • Knowledge of UK Public Contract regulations.

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what were looking for, please do apply, wed love to hear from you!

Employment Type:Full time, Permanent

Location:Anywhere (UK)

Security Clearance Level:DBS

Internal Recruiter:Kayleigh

Salary:up to £40,000 per annum

Benefits:25 days annual leave with the choice to buy additional days, health cash plan, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if youre interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about our company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have a background within procurement or as a buyer? Can you see yourself joining a growing team as Category Manager, supporting upcoming and exciting projects?

NHS Shared Business Services are seeking an expert procurement professional to join their Business Services team. If you have experience in category management for legal services, vehicle management, consultancy services, health and well-being, records management, interpretation services then this role will offer you at a national level an opportunity to support in crafting the market place for our clients.

You will lead a delegated category portfolio to implement strategic sourcing and strong collaborator management, lower costs to deliver savings, and strengthen existing relationships with key suppliers. Youll enjoy a challenge developing specific strategic sourcing programmes/strategies across our client base and will be responsible for the delivery of a number of projects within key markets.

With your track record, skills and determination, youll deliver a highly professional and adaptable client service approach and act as the main point of contact. This is an exciting experience giving you the opportunity to grow and make a difference to everyone touched by the healthcare system.

This is a hybrid working role with the requirement to attend monthly meet ups in Salford.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading on the development of the annual work plan and implementing policy, contributing to short and long-term category strategies.
  • Identifying new areas for contracting and work with partners.
  • Delivering and taking the lead on high value portfolio of projects as agreed with client partners, meeting expectations and timelines, building knowledge and expertise to become a subject matter expert.
  • Improving contract compliance and undertakes procurement activities in accordance with EU legislation/commercial/contract law/Standing Financial Instructions plus environmental and sustainability requirements.
  • Supervising procurement performance across the relevant economies for the category area.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, re-negotiating and drafting contracts for cost optimisation and deliver savings targets.

What you will bring:

  • Previous category management experience.
  • Significant experience in supplier and partner management.
  • Established negotiation and influencing skills.

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the NHS, other public sector or operating in a regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of Business Services / In-direct spend.
  • Knowledge of UK Public Contract regulations.

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what were looking for, please do apply, wed love to hear from you!

Employment Type:Full time, Permanent

Location:Anywhere (UK)

Security Clearance Level:DBS

Internal Recruiter:Kayleigh

Salary:up to £40,000 per annum

Benefits:25 days annual leave with the choice to buy additional days, health cash plan, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if youre interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Loved reading about this job and want to know more about our company?

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was created by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS. A unique joint venture with Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services and software development, we make life easier for NHS employees, patients, and suppliers, and deliver value for money to the taxpayer. Proud members of the NHS family, we provide finance & accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services to more than half the NHS in England, and our solutions are underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and our teams expertise, in-depth understanding of the NHS, and commitment to service excellence.

We share common values and unity of purpose with the rest of the NHS family, are committed to being a force for good, and are dedicated and empowered to act responsibly and sustainably at organisational, team and individual level.

Would you like to join us on our journey?

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • CIPS Level 4

Experience

Essential

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the NHS, other public sector or operating in a regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of Business Services / In-direct spend.
  • Knowledge of UK Public Contract regulations.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • CIPS Level 4

Experience

Essential

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the NHS, other public sector or operating in a regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of Business Services / In-direct spend.
  • Knowledge of UK Public Contract regulations.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Shared Business Services

Address

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


Employer's website

https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Shared Business Services

Address

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


Employer's website

https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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Date posted

02 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000 a year 25 days leave, health cash plan, life assurance, pension

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0351-24-0002

Job locations

Nhs Shared Business Services

Broadway

Salford

M50 2UW


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