27417 - Category Tower Manager - Mansfield - £400 - £450
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with frequent national travel and overnight stays as necessary for the effective performance of this role.
Category Tower Manager - Consumables / Clinical GRADE: CL1 (B8a/ 8b)
Eight (8) roles are required to support all Category Tower Management/ Procurement related Phase 1+ Procurement Transformation Programme / Future Operating Model activities. These are additional posts, which are required in order to support the building of a new disaggregated Supplier Management Future Operating Model called the Intelligent Client Co-ordinator (ICC).
Phase 1+ will see the on-boarding of 6 Medical Category Towers consisting of consumable and clinical product spend from contract award in Autumn 2017 to go-live in Spring 2018. Phase 1+ is the largest group of Category Towers by financial value (c£1.1billion spend). The ICC will be the organisation responsible for the contract management of the model that will be in place from 1st October 2018 to cover all aspects of the service provided by NHS Supply Chain (currently supplied by DHL).
The post holder will be required to oversee the day to day contract and performance management of a Category Tower Service Provider (CTSP) which includes the development and delivery of the category management strategy activities to increase market share growth to 80% and contribute to the delivery of the £600m savings targets. A key element in achieving the savings required will be to ensure the CTSP is working with Customer groups to develop and agree the category management strategies and the subsequent procurement strategies. Working in conjunction with the key stakeholders such as the DH, NHS Improvement and NHS England, the post will have responsibility for identifying and optimising synergies wherever possible across the NHS procurement landscape, ensuring the CTSP maximises opportunities to leverage economies of scale. The post holder will be responsible for the overall spend across a defined set of product categories.
Headline Duties and Responsibilities
To contract and performance manage the CTSP in scope, including oversight and visibility of the development, delivery and implementation of category management strategies by the CTSP in order to drive significant value to the NHS leading to increased market share and the delivery of savings targets. - Ensure the category management strategies are developed with the requirements of the customer at their core, taking into account customer requirements and other factors identified through customer/supplier engagement and also through a Category Council process including inputs from Finance and Product Assurance. - Supporting the Procurement Transformation Programme on the transition from the incumbent to the CTSP. This will include the set up and facilitation of sessions between the parties and ensuring the necessary and efficient transfer of data and information. - To ensure that all procurement activity by the in scope CTSP is delivered effectively. This includes compliance with public sector requirements in relation to this type of activity. - Ensure the CTSPs budget is managed effectively, challenging operating costs and driving cost down efficiency gains.
Accountable to: Head of Procurement and Customer Value Accountable for: Contract and performance management of CTSPs activities Directorate: Supplier Management POST: Category Tower Manager - Consumables / Clinical Manager
Essential / Desirable Criteria Demonstrated by Qualifications
Degree or extensive experience; Relevant degree and/or CIPS qualification. Membership of CIPS Certificates/ Application Process
Significant category management experience and expertise in a related industry or large organisation.
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