Category Manager - ICT


Company 

Insight Executive Group Limited

Location 

Leeds

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£43,520 - £51,200 Per Annum

Job Requirements/Description

Join an integral part of the NHS family, critical to sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales, as an ICT Category Manager.

Joining NHS Supply Chain means you are part of the continued and committed contribution to supporting the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care, by ensuring the organisation delivers the products and services needed by the NHS, both now and in the future.

There are multiple positions available (in multiple roles across the UK) for ICT Category Managers spanning various departments; Diagnostics, Equipment & Services, Medial & Surgical, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation and Community and Sourcing & Indirects.

The locations Nottingham or Leeds.

Core role of the Category Manager

Working under the direction of the Category Lead for ICT you will develop commercial and sourcing strategies to meet the operational/technical requirements of the ICT teams £250m spend, covering areas such as System Integrators, Applications Development, Cyber, End User Compute, Networks & Infrastructure, SaaS/PaaS products, and IoT. And, you will be responsible for the full spectrum of category management activity, including contract / supplier management.

Through a focus on product range, offers and how products are brought to market, and in close collaboration with key stakeholders, create product groups that maximise value both for customers and the organisation.

Day-to-day of the Category Manager:

  • Category Management - Manage a category plan/program in line with the organisations' commercial strategyensuring realisation of synergies, like cost savings and risk-reduction, and optimisation of the category delivery,while reporting to senior colleagues.
  • Horizon Scanning - Explore and develop a strong understanding of external developments or emerging issues and evaluate theirpotential impact on, or usefulness to, the organisation.
  • Information and Business Advice - Resolve queries from internal or external customers or suppliers by providing information on complex processes and the related policies, referring to others where necessary for interpretation of policy.
  • Stakeholder Needs Clarification - Set clear objectives for each category; use standard materials to make a presentation to the customer; and ask relevant questions to evaluate the customer's level of interest and to identify and respond to areas requiring further information or explanation.
  • Data Collection and Analysis - Conduct research using primary data sources and select information needed for the analysis of key themes and trends.

The successful Category Manager will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of Category Management and be able to evidence that you have successfully co-ordinated the work of others.
  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analysing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
  • Uses clear and effective verbal communications skills without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on expressing ideas, requesting actions, and formulating plans or policies.
  • Communicates with other people without requiring supervision and provides technical guidance when required on speaking in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

Salary & Benefits of Category Manager

  • Salary: £43,520 - £51,200
  • Annual Bonus (stretch): 10%
  • Flexible Benefits Allowance: 4%
  • Pension Contribution (ER): 12%
  • Hybrid working available - 1 to 2 days in the office per week

To get in touch, please click on the apply button and send your CV through to Deborah Robbins and Joe Warne who are leading this multi-role recruitment campaign.

Company 

Insight Executive Group Limited

Location 

Leeds

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£43,520 - £51,200 Per Annum

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