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Senior Category Manager - Workforce

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This role plays a key part in implementing the NHS LPP vision & strategy, approved by the NHS LPP Steering Board, Supporting the Workforce Category team in delivering the aspiration of the Board to become a world-class procurement partner of choice for the NHS and the wider public sector.

Main duties of the job

Develop, lead and deliver on Workforce category and related strategies

Support Workforce category Assistant Director in the delivery of cost and efficiency savings, across a large number of London Trusts. Including analysing current spend information and development of the Procurement strategies.

To meet customer requirements by demonstrating best value for money, through compliance with category priorities and contracts, and by actively managing the market place through development of key strategies for supplier and contract management. Make commercial decisions and present plans and recommendations to key decision-makers and influencers at senior stakeholder and management level.

To provide specialist advice on category specific procurement related matters.

To manage effectively Category Managers, Project Assistants and Data Analysts where required.

About us

Please note that as an organisation NHS LPP has been hosted by Guy's & St Thomas' (GSTT) NHS Foundation Trust since 2012 and provides the legal framework and supporting services under which NHS LPP operates. However, NHS LPP is a membership organisation funded and governed by its members and not GSTT. NHS LPP staff are employed by GSTT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver Procurement Strategy,research needs and complexities, plans and develop a viable business case for the pursuance of procurement projects in line with defined priorities for service improvement.

To implement procurement strategy and lead on assigned areas of the strategic plan and ensure that performance management systems are focused and utilised effectively to create the business case, meet governance requirements and achieve goals.

Ensures that local, regional and national procurement plans are integrated with category management. Including maximising contract compliance across the membership.

To consistently meet procurement targets relating to quality, value and innovation.

Ensure that key performance objectives are identified and strategies are in place and inform plans to enable procurement performance to be monitored across the health economy.

To manage effectively Category Managers, Project Assistants and Data Analysts where required.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent competence
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development


  • Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) or The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Developments (CIPD) or equivalent
  • Project Management (Prince 2 Practitioner)



  • oSignificant commercial experience, including expert technical Workforce procurement and deep category management skills in the public and/ or private sector.
  • oPublic and/or private sector management role at a senior level.
  • oExperience working at regional and national level


  • oExperience in the digital space with regard to website management and supplier management including experience with administering and working on a web based system
  • Proven Senior level experience or significant exposure of leading and delivering complex programmes in a politically sensitive and complex environment



  • oActs as a strong leader and is respected by Stakeholders at all levels
  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate highly complex information at all levels of the organisation.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


India House

Curlew Street



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