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Category Manager (FM, Property & Business Services)

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is a collaborative procurement organisation based in Sheffield and hosted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT). Our aim is to deliver best value procurement outcomes for the NHS through collaborative working. A wholly NHS owned organisation NOE CPC brings together a wealth of experience, understanding and knowledge, providing collaborative procurement and commercial solutions to the wider NHS and is one of the leading players in collaborative procurement within the NHS in England.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 1 x Category Manager to join the FM, Property & Business Services Team reporting to the Senior Category Manager. You will be responsible for developing our category management approach to assigned related FM & Property (Estates & Facilities) categories and leading the associated public procurement and category management projects in this major category area to deliver best value outcomes for our NHS customers.

Main duties of the job

As a Category Manager you will be responsible for managing an existing portfolio of framework agreements in the FM, Property & Business category area predominantly focused on Estates & Facilities procurement and will work to ensure timely delivery of procurement and category projects against NOE CPC's workplan in line with our NHS customer requirements. A pro-active focus on delivery of best value outcomes for NHS is essential. Working with the Senior Category Manager you will develop and enhance NOE CPC's impact in this category area through development of a category management approach including category strategy development and work-planning. Activity will include extensive engagement with NHS and other key stakeholders, based locally, regionally and nationally.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual wanting to make a positive difference in the NHS. The successful candidate(s) should be able to demonstrate strong personal skills, a sound understanding of public procurement, together with both experience and enthusiasm for Estates & Facilities category area.. They will also be an excellent communicator, have a strong customer focused ethos, and broad commercial acumen with the drive to self motivate to develop and deliver opportunities.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the NOE CPC Category Procurement Team you will need to be able to:
  • Lead the delivery of complex procurement projects, in line with the Public Contracts Regulations
  • Support a category management approach in order to deliver cash releasing savings and sustainable total cost reductions for NHS in this category area.
  • Have considerable knowledge and expertise within the specialist category area of FM and Property (Estates & Facilities).
  • Have a strong customer focus, commercial acumen and a pro-active approach
  • Have a sound approach to contract and supplier management in this category area
  • Build excellent working relationships with peers, colleagues, customers and other external stakeholders at both operational and senior levels.
  • Have a hands-on approach and a results focused mentality.

This role will work closely with and support the Senior Category Manager(s) and/or Category Manager(s) and will be required to build individual and collaborative relationships with senior level and expert stakeholders in this category area, to manage a portfolio of agreements and to support new procurement activity in this field. The role will include extensive engagement with NHS organisations both individually and collaboratively, and supplier organisations in order to ensure procurement solutions are established and appropriate strategies are developed, which genuinely meet and continue to deliver against the needs of the NHS.

This role will include provision of expert category specific support and guidance to NHS organisations.

The roles require skills, experience, and a passion for procurement. Knowledge and interest of the Estates and Facilities category areas are highly desirable.

The role requires some travel to NHS organisations and other events nationally.

Location: Work base as stated above, however NOECPC adopts an agile working policy.

Person Specification



  • Degree and MCIPS



  • Senior level procurement experience in public or private sector
  • Evidence of working with diverse stakeholders and stakeholder groups (for example, customers/clients / collaborative groups)
  • Evidence of working with suppliers within challenging / complex markets



  • Category specific background & expertise ideally in Facilities Management (Estates & Facilities)

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