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Category Manager - HR & Professional Services

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum incl HCAS (Inner)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great time to join our expanding procurement team in a time of innovation and change. A vacancy has arisen for a Category Manager within the HR and Professional Services Category, to collaboratively manage non-pay expenditure, and to assist in the development of sourcing strategies to deliver value-for-money and improved services for our patients.

The team is committed to working constructively and collaboratively with our suppliers in developing value adding opportunities, and harnessing the potential for our supply chain to support the Trust in delivering better care to our patients and in improving operational performance and efficiency.

Main duties of the job

As the Category Manager, you will provide a proactive category management and procurement service to the 4 Trusts across South West London, covering strategic advice and operational matters, operating as a recognised, trusted and influential business partner and ensuring that the service is efficient, cost effective and responsive to the changing needs of South West London and wider NHS. This role also involves you delivering demonstrable cash releasing savings annually as part of the services' cost improvement programmes and meeting key performance and efficiency targets.

About us

St George's Hospital is one of four major trauma centres for London, and home to hyper acute stroke and heart attack centres. We operate one of London's four helipads, which means that we treat some of the most unwell and severely injured patients from across the south of England. We are one of London's largest children's hospitals, with one of only four paediatric trauma units in London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Qualification & Education


  • 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



  • Minimum of (3) three years' multi-commodity and services procurement experience. Minimum of (3) three years as recognised negotiator, (2) two years of which must be as lead. Minimum of (3) three years of corporate contracting and management of commercial affairs. Experienced in producing and understanding business plans, reports, contracts and service level agreements. Experience of working in a customer focused environment. Advanced complex negotiation and contracting experience and demonstrable record of high achievement against set targets

Personality Requirements


  • Committed to increasing the profile of Procurement within the Services. Committed to business service provision. Dedicated, assertive, persuasive and ethical. Self starter demonstrating leadership qualities. Self-confident and motivated. Ability to operate and guide in high pressure environment.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong persuasion and influencing skills. Ability to lead and implement change in a challenging environment. Vendor management & development skills. Knowledge of Procurement I.T. Systems and Excel. Excellent negotiation skills. Thorough understanding of commercial issues and purchasing techniques including the rules and policies governing public sector procurement. Knowledge of Commercial and Contract Law. Ability to manage and coordinate large and complex projects involving multiple personnel from different organisations. Ability to analyse and evaluate data and make recommendations on the best value options for procurement and supply. Ability to manage multiple contracts to ensure best value for money and high service level

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2nd Floor Wandle Annex, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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