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Strategic Clinical Category Manager

Location: SOUTH EAST LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 59,000-67,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-317514

Reed Procurement - Public Sector are delighted to be working with a large employer based in South East London in recruiting a Strategic Clinical Category Manager. This is a brand new permanent position and you will be reporting directly to the Head of Clinical Procurement.

Please note: To be considered for this role you MUST have Extensive Clinical Category and OJEU experience. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To maximise value from the supply chain by developing and leading on strategic procurement and category management across the designated division and associated expenditure categories.
  • Help manage designated expenditure categories across the Trust divisions where appropriate
  • To be able to report saving delivery and operational updates to the Trust divisional heads which will include UPAC, Network care and PRUH
  • To have full visibility of senior category managers work plans and to ensure accountability on project delivery.
  • To take full accountability of assigned strategical clinical projects in line with procurement process and KFM work plan.
  • To deliver benefits in line with agreed Divisional, Departmental and Trust targets.
  • Ensure contract compliance of all expenditure and pursue procurement excellence through the development and implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects across these key areas of expenditure.
  • To develop strategic procurement and commercial strategies for the expenditure categories and to maintain short, medium and long term work plan and benefits forecast with appropriate levels of detail.
  • To deliver strategic procurement and commercial projects in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • To ensure appropriate and effective contract management is in place in conjunction with key stakeholders for all expenditure across the division/expenditure categories.
  • To lead/facilitate strategic initiatives such as sustainable procurement, local supplier development and collaborative opportunities.
  • Support the Head of Procurement in the development and implementation of KFM’s Procurement Strategy.
  • Develop and Implement innovative strategies for procurement across the Trust that are compliant with EU Procurement Directives and NHS procurement standards and policies and that have a high level of user input and involvement.
  • Conduct appropriate procurement process activities (e.g. OJEU tendering, quotations, etc.) for allocated products and services.
  • To support the training, development and succession planning across the team – and in particular pro-actively manage and support the development of any direct reports.

Essential skills and experience

  • MCIPS (or equivalent experience) 
  • Track record of delivering cost reductions
  • Expertise in Category and Contract management 
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing high value and complex projects
  • A demonstrable track record of procurement savings delivery
  • Experience of operating at a senior level and having the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Significant experience of supplier relationship management
  • Evidence of Strong commercial awareness and capability, and the ability to realise opportunities.

Additional Information

  • Competitive Salary & Pension
  • 10% Bonus
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