Strategic Sourcing Manager
Strategic Category Manager – London
Procurement & Supply Chain managed services
GBP55k – GBP65k + Bonus
Our client has a truly client–first approach and have successfully managed their clients' procurement and supply chain functions for the last decade. They have recently won more contracts with leading London hospitals and across the UK. By mid–2020 they estimate that their core annual non–pay–spend which will grow beyond GBP500m. My client is investing into their Clinical Procurement team by building a team of Senior Category Managers with a background in setting category strategies and leading teams to successful delivery of associated projects.
The role will involve managing existing relationships and building a pipeline of suppliers and vendors across the UK and Europe from which to establish a strong, long–lasting working relationship so that the key and relevant internal stakeholders (surgeons, clinicians) will have the necessary equipment and tools to deliver world–class medical services.
The successful candidate must show exceptional leadership qualities and stakeholder management skills. The role holder will have 3 direct reports comprised of a category manager and two senior buyers which you will guide and mentor according to their professional development plan.
You will also work closely and meet with the Deputy Directors for Finance, Operations and Supply Chain on a regular basis, keeping them abreast of progress and discussing strategy and appropriate actions to do best by your clients.
Our client desires a procurement professional with???
- Leadership skills – someone that has led large or small teams to successful completion of end–to–end strategic procurement projects
- Track record of delivering projects on time and impressive savings
- A strong practical knowledge of public sector procurement including NHS or Local Authority, especially within the OJEU framework
- Exceptional stakeholder management skills
- Knowledge of tendering platforms such as Oracle, SAP and Ariba
This is an exceptional opportunity to showcase your leadership and mentoring abilities and capabiltities and take true accountability for the successful delivery of projects within the assigned category.
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Keywords: Procurement; Clinical procurement; Health; Hospital; Medical; NHS; Clinical; Buying; Category management; Manager; Supply Chain; OJEU; leadership; mentor; professional growth