Direct Category Manager

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

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Posted 4 months ago
Job details

Are you an experienced Category Manager looking for a new challenging role where you will be part of a growing procurement team with the opportunity to be involved in many areas of the business?

If so, join Elysium Healthcare in a brand-new role as Direct Category Manager, based at our head office in Borehamwood with hybrid working.

Your commercial focus and continuous improvement mind set will support the business, ensuring that the company’s costs, quality and performance goals are achieved.

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will be managing the contingent workforce, medical consumables, pharmaceuticals, infection control, uniforms, advocacy, pathology, staff training and HR systems totalling approximately £70 million.

You will focus on clinical and people related suppliers including medical consumables, janitorial & cleaning chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceutical provisions, infection control, uniforms, catering and food, advocacy, pathology, staff training and HR systems.

With the opportunity to work both autonomously and as part of a dedicated team, you will have the flexibility to work from home and in the head office in Borehamwood.

If you’re looking for a role where you can showcase and develop your skills and knowledge, with a degree of freedom and flexibility to make this role your own and help support delivering great healthcare, then apply now and be part of shaping our future success.

As a Direct Category Manager, you will be:

Writing ITT documentation and running tenders through the company eProcurement platform

Managing the contingent workforce suppliers, including building and implementing the Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for all temporary workforce categories

Continuous review and analysis to ensure PSL compliance.

Internal stakeholder management, ensuring the procurement department is servicing internal customers to the best of our ability whilst being reactive to clinical need.

Managing supplier and product rationalisation and standardisation across multiple divisions to identify synergies and drive savings where applicable.

Ensuring alignment of the right suppliers that fit the vision and profile of Elysium whilst being inclusive of SMEs.

Reviewing local and national contracts to ensure the right agreements are in place across the company whilst being cognisant that one supplier/service may not fit across the entire group.

Sourcing the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive price to enable Elysium to operate successfully.

Tracking savings and quality benefits

Using internal reporting information management tools.

Supporting with project management of complex procurement activities from initial specification stage to contract award.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Sourcing and category management experience within directs

Experience within Healthcare or similar multi-site setting

Good negotiation skills and an ability to influence key decision makers

Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

Ability to structure workload, to plan and multi-task efficiently

Competent with eProcurement platforms and IT solutions

What you will get:

Annual salary of £55,000 - £60,000

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!

Hybrid Working

Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.

Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.

Pension contribution to secure your future.

Life Assurance for added peace of mind.

Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
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