National Category Manager

Collaborative Procurement Partnership

National/home based

  • Location

    National/home based

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £62,980.44 to £83,206.05

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    30 August 2021

  • Client

    Collaborative Procurement Partnership

Ref: GSe77298

We are Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP).

Our work contributes to the future of the NHS.

As a service provider for NHS Supply Chain, we deliver three contracts within the NHS Supply Chain Operating Model. 

We are responsible for the procurement and contracts that allow the NHS to buy the products it needs for hospitals, ambulance trusts and community health services, including mental health services. We put the contracts in place that ensures the NHS has the right equipment, products and services at the right price and the right quality for individual trusts or groups of trusts.

We also provide business analytics to support opportunity analysis for NHS trusts. That requires a collaborative approach to get the best outcomes for patients and savings for trusts.

Our clinical teams work with their counterparts in trusts to make sure medical equipment and products have been clinically assured as meeting the highest patient safety standards and the requirements of clinicians.

As a commercial procurement company that is wholly owned by four NHS trusts our values are at the heart of everything we do.

The role

As National Category Manager, you’ll play a key role as a member of CPP’s Senior Management Team, supporting the Tower Director for Sterile Intervention and Associated Consumables (Tower 2) to lead the strategic and operational services the team provides for NHS Supply Chain.

The category has contributed extensively to the PPE response during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to live with the associated ongoing demands posed by the health crisis and a transforming NHS.

We’re looking for an exceptional individual who can work as part of a team to create a future vision of success, working collaboratively with staff teams and partners. You’ll lead a high performing team focused on delivering cash releasing savings, process improvements, service redesign and supplier rationalisation to deliver relevant solutions that support frontline staff and drive quality and value in the NHS.

You’ll need to be an inspirational, politically astute and commercially minded MCIPS qualified, senior procurement professional.  With a track record of leading the implementation of change within complex, multi stakeholder environments, you’ll be experienced in negotiating contract improvements and delivering innovative procurement solutions that respond to evolving client priorities. Above all else, you will demonstrate exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, share our values and be committed to get the best outcomes for patients and savings for NHS trusts.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th August.

For more information or to apply please contact Stephanie Crossland at GatenbySanderson on 0113 268 0704 or or Julie Armor at GatenbySanderson on 07384 114 732 or email or Joanne Till at GatenbySanderson on 07384 117080 or email

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Monday 30th August

Preliminary interviews by GS
w/c 13th September

Final Panel Interview
w/c 11th October

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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