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Procurement Category Manager




Priory Group Northern Office, Park Hall, Middleton St George, Darlington, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£36,000+ based on experience & qualification


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

When you join Priory you'll be part of something special - an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the health, social care and education landscape across the UK.

Job Advert Location Description

This role will be based in our Northern Office in Darlington, with elements of Hybrid Working.

Job Advert Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Procurement Category Manager to join the team and support our growing business. The Procurement Category Manager will play an active role in Procurement’s vision in being a strategic business partner accountable for the delivery of goods & services to the right quality/ standard, ensuring that value for money is always achieved.

This will be delivered in a transparent and professional manner to continuously provide and improve the services that Priory Median delivers.

Procurement Category Manager duties include but are not limited to:

  • Report results directly to the Head of Procurement
  • Align closely with stakeholders to consider Priory business priorities
  • Support stakeholders and sites on all Procurement queries
  • Develop sourcing strategy, derive value delivery opportunities, define levers, and implement roadmaps for strategic sourcing projects
  • Develop the Category Strategy integrating internal factors (e.g., technical requirements) and external factors (e.g., supply market dynamics)

What we would like from the Procurement Category Manager:

  • Degree level education/ CIPS/ MCIPS is preferred however not essential
  • Experience in conducting strategic sourcing activities leading projects, and challenging status quo with business stakeholders and suppliers
  • Deep understanding of Procurement key cost drivers and levers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good listening, verbal and written communication skills

What we would like to give you

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Online discounts and cashback rewards

  • SMART pension

  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)

  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)

  • Employee referral scheme

  • Career pathways programme

Please review the attached Job Description for further information before applying.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert ahead of the closing date, should we recruit.

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