Senior Category Manager (Clinical) | Leading Healthcare Provider | London

A cutting-edge and ambitious healthcare provider in London is recruiting for a positive and engaging Senior Category Manager to join its Clinical Procurement team.

The Clinical Procurement team is busier than ever, and this key Senior Category Manager (Clinical) role will play a massive part in the fight against COVID-19, while also providing additional capacity to support against the delivery of ambitious to targets, maximising value and reducing costs.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you’ll line manage a Category Manager and take responsibility for a delegated clinical category (or categories) and influence a spend of circa £10-20m.

As Senior Category Manager (Clinical) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Lead Procurement strategy and operational planning
  • Act as a client lead – lead the Procurement process by delivering a portfolio of complex and/or high-value sourcing activities
  • Lead category management strategy for defined categories
  • In conjunction with the Contract Manager, lead the contract management process for the aligned categories
  • As part of the tender process, research suppliers, commodities and markets

Skills and experience:

  • Essential:
    • Extensive Clinical Procurement experience, either in the healthcare sector or other
    • MCIPS (or equivalent)
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Gravitas with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Preferred:
    • Experience working in the public sector

Benefits of the Senior Category Manager (Clinical) role include:

  • £60-70,000
  • 10% bonus
  • 12% pension (total contribution)
  • 27 days holiday

How to apply:

To discuss the Senior Category Manager (Clinical) role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7785 622635. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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