Category Manager - Edinburgh
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland
As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.
We are seeking an enthusiastic team manager, knowledgeable and experienced in strategic procurement to take senior responsibility for a portfolio of medical devices covering paramedical and surgical products and ensuring the delivery of National strategies.
Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of contracts valued at circa £100 million. You will be expected to develop and implement portfolio strategies, adopt strategic sourcing processes and implement new technologies e.g. e-tendering and e-procurement. You will manage a team of procurement professionals and will be required to lead and motivate the team to ensure the delivery of customer-oriented best value contracts for the NHS in Scotland.
You will ideally have at least 8 years procurement experience with a minimum of 3 years at a senior level and should be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and excellent leadership skills. Written and verbal communication skills are key, as well as relationship management experience in dealing with a wide range of knowledgeable customers, suppliers and trade organisations. You should ideally be educated to degree level and be a professionally qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Ourbenefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Paul Hornby, Strategic Sourcing Manager on.
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Closingdate for completed applications is Friday 26th April 2019.
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NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies