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Clinical Category Manager

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This full time permanent position is within a fast paced team working on complex projects and tenders, delivering category plans and savings. It is an exciting opportunity for a highly literate and public procurement-competent individual to support the delivery of a significant programme of change within the Clinical category, aligned to areas such as Theatres, Orthopaedics and Anaesthetics.

You will relish the opportunity to assist in the delivery of Frimley Health's strategic category management programme, be responsible for the delivery of a specific strategic sourcing programme with an ambitious cost improvement programme covering all Frimley Health sites.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for managing medium to large procurement projects whether run locally or in collaboration with NHS Supply Chain, in conjunction with our clinical department. You will work to identify and manage procurements that deliver savings whilst ensuring a high level of patient care. You'll also use your up-to-date knowledge to provide day to day information and advice on procurement processes, protocols and policy to key end users within the Trust as well as providing an invaluable contribution to the project team meetings on an on-going basis.

The role offers real potential to put your purchasing and project management expertise and experience into practice and gain the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a significant contribution towards the provision of high-quality care to our patients.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

Some of the main job responsibilities are:
  • Delivery of strategic procurement initiatives
  • Efficient and effective delivery of procurement services
  • Maximise value for money opportunities through process improvement and total cost of ownership modelling
  • Develop, manage and report on an agreed work and savings plans
  • Comply with all relevant procurement legislation
  • Act as the subject matter expert within category, leading by example
  • Solve complex problems

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details, if you have any queries regarding any part of this position please contact us.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development in last 12 months (applicable to role)
  • CIPS level 4 or level 5 Diploma


  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Accredited Line Management Qualification



  • Significant experience in a clinical category management role
  • Experience of public sector regulations
  • Experience of running a tender process
  • Experience of running product trials
  • Experience of managing supplier performance
  • Experience in people management - appraisals, managing sickness


  • Experience of working with the NHS Terms and Conditions of Supply
  • Experience of chairing stakeholder meetings
  • Evidence of stakeholder management



  • Knowledge of relevant category products, services and markets
  • Knowledge of Social Value and Sustainability
  • Knowledge of contract management
  • Knowledge of supplier relationship management


  • Working knowledge of Bravo e-tendering
  • Working knowledge of Atamis
  • Awareness of Net Zero and Carbon Reduction

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Archipelago House

Building 1, Lyon Way


GU16 7ER

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