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Strategic Category Lead - Diagnostics, Childrens and Therapies

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 Per annum Inc Inner london HCAS
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
South West London Procurement Partnership was established in 2021 to provide procurement services to our customers and patients across South West London. We look after over �1.4bn of non-pay spend for 5 organisations, c.30,000 customers and ensure that over 1m patients get the goods and services they need to be provided with excellent care. Our aim is to provide world class commercial and operational procurement services to ensure that not only do we provide the excellent care our patients need, but that the organisations we serve contribute to their local communities beyond the medical care - by focusing on quality, sustainability and social value as anchor institutions.

SWLPP manages the provision of all goods and services. Our aim is to ensure that our customers get true value for money in a compliant, sustainable and innovative way - by providing strategic category and contract management expertise, logistics and data analytics. We are at the forefront of ICS procurement development and play a key part on the shaping of the national procurement agenda.

We want to foster and encourage a culture of innovation and doing things differently. Challenging the status quo and being a partner of choice to our customers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new service and to play a crucial role in realising our objectives.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing procurement strategies for Theatres and Surgery, through detailed demand/market analysis and a recognised Strategic Sourcing process, to ensure continual improvement and innovation in sustainable service delivery.
  • Provide a strong and effective business management support from Procurement at Directorate Management level and associated operational activity, directly influencing non pay expenditure to ensure value for money.
  • Proactively engage into clinical and non-clinical networks both within South West London and beyond to influence the value chain through standardisation of products and services.

About us

Service Vision & Values:We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Service, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*****Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role*****

Person Specification



  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply CIPS Level 6, MCIPS, or NVQ Level 4
  • Degree level qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Experience of multi-commodity and services procurement experience
  • Experience as recognised negotiator, (2) two years of which must be as lead
  • Experience ofcorporate contracting and management of commercial affairs

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges University Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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