Category Manager - Estates

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Procurement Category Manager with the drive, passion and motivation to make a difference? Have you got a strong background in procurement and know how to combine the rigorous compliance needs of the public sector regulations with sound commercial practice, in order to get the best possible procurement outcomes for an organisation?

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Procurement and Logistics, the Estates Category Manager will lead specific strategic sourcing programmes, with a key element of the role being to ensure the quality service delivery of some of the Trust's key strategic contracts.

The Procurement and Logistics department has undergone a considerable change over recent years, achieving NHS Professional Standards for Procurement Level 1 accreditation and the CIPS Procurement Excellence Standard. We are now looking for a new Category Manager to build on this level of success and sustain the step-change in performance that has been achieved over in recent years.

Main duties of the job

The Category Manager will lead specific strategic sourcing programmes for the Estates category with a key element of the role being to ensure the quality service delivery of some of the Trust's key strategic contracts .

Accountable to the Deputy Head of Procurement and Logistics the post will deliver a service that facilitates exemplary delivery of its key relationships and contracts, supporting delivery of patient care to the highest standard.

The successful applicant will have a varied role which will include supporting the organisation's operational and financial performance targets through the delivery of the functions Category Strategy, key projects and programmes and effective supplier relationship management.

About us

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust geographically covers nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities.

We serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber and strive to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they live.

We employ more than7,200 staff, who together with over 1,300 volunteers, enable us to provide a vital 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, emergency and healthcare service.

Our values: Compassion, One Team, Integrity, Innovation, Empowerment and Resilience are at the heart of all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the job role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualification / Knowledge


  • Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (or working towards full MCIPS status)
  • Degree in procurement, logistics or supply chain management or the equivalent industry experience (for the purposes of this JD equivalent experience is 3 years procurement/supplies experience)
  • Detailed understanding of the EU Directives and Public Contract Regulations, standard terms and conditions of contract and contract law

Skills / Competence


  • Exceptional influencing and negotiating skills within a multi-disciplinary environment to achieve maximum value from contracts
  • Numerate with good computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Personal Attributes


  • Professional approach with an ability to focus on customer service and quality orientation
  • Ability to work well under pressure, effectively planning and prioritising own workloads.



  • Experience of working within the healthcare sector in a commercial role
  • Experience of using eProcurement, P2P and Oracle systems

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Units 2 and 3, Trinity Business Park

Turner Way



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