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Category Manager

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent development opportunity has arisen within the Procurement Team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, for a Category Manager.

The Trust is active in a range of local, regional and national initiatives, and this post will be instrumental in helping to achieve our aims and goals across South Yorkshire.

The post holder will lead on a range of high value procurement programmes identified in the current work plan, improving supplier rationalisation and working with Divisions to implement strong CIP plans. The candidate will be required to provide procurement expertise to a range of stakeholders, to deliver successful contracts and pro-actively manage our supplier base. The post holder will also support the identification of new opportunities and deliver cost and value benefits across their portfolio and all relevant non-pay expenditure.

Your ability to maintain commercial, financial, and legal knowledge and awareness of constantly changing markets and, identifying to the Procurement Management Team issues and changes that will affect the marketplace will be key.

You will actively promote the role and raise awareness of the department by offering advice and guidance to departments in all matters relating to procurement.

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of the post is to provide strategic procurement support across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and any other stakeholder organisations.

The role supports all aspects of strategic sourcing plans and supplier contracting activity, including the maintenance of appropriate applicable databases and systems. Procurement of goods and services to specified requirements ensuring compliance with individual organisational Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions, relevant EU and procurement legislation and taking into account any recommendations from NHS regulators, national initiatives or Department of Health guidance.

Provides advice and support to stakeholders regarding all aspects of procurement including pre-market engagement, sourcing options, tendering activity, supplier relationship management and performance management.

Assists in the department goals of delivery of the Procurement Transformation Plan (strategy), process improvements, delivery of efficiencies and standardisation & rationalisation.

Actively promote the role and raise awareness of the department, taking a pro-active approach in offering advice and guidance to departments in all matters relating to procurement.

Ensure commitment towards quality standards and improving the departments key performance metrics.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Relevant experience of public or commercial sector procurement at a senior level
  • Experience of negotiating contracts in a large organisation with a track record of achieving significant cost reductions


  • Experience of procurement in a health sector environment



  • 4 GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths and English
  • A number of demonstrable years experience within a buying role including formal tendering. Understand tenders and quotes. Dealing with suppliers at senior levels.


  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply (CIPS), or actively studying towards.
  • Degree and/ or an appropriate professional qualification



  • Detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of procurement and highly complex supply chains


  • Experience of working on complex tenders
  • Expertise EU procurement legislation and public sector procurement regimes
  • Working knowledge of NHS policies and national agendas.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Woodside Building

Moorgate Road


S60 2TY

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