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Job Title: Assistant Category Tower Management

Location: Nottingham

Type: Fixed term

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000

Start Date: (TBD)


Description: Job Title – Assistant Category Tower Manager  Function – Supply Chain  Location – Nottingham City Centre (with working from home options)  Type – 12 month fixed term contract (full time, 37.5 hours per week)  Salary – £30,000 – £35,000 per annum  Closing Date – 3 June 2021  NHS Supply Chain is a £2.1bn turnover healthcare / supply chain business which has ambitious growth plans in place and is set to increase its market share from c. 50% to 80% over the next 2-3 years.

Due to an internal move, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category Tower Manager to join us on a fixed term basis for 12 months. Working with our Category Tower Service Providers (CTSPs) for Clinical Consumables and Wound Care, this is a role where you make can make a difference to the NHS, using your skills to be part of a journey as we release £2.4bn back to the NHS so it can be used in front line patient care. If you’re looking for a challenging role with purpose in a supportive team, this is the role for you.

Day to day, you will support the Category Tower Manager (CTM) in the day to day contract and performance management of the Category Tower Service Provider (CTSP), which includes administrative support in the development and delivery of the category management strategy activities. You will provide ongoing support to the CTM who is responsible for the overall spend for the Category Tower, which is set to grow in-line with growth in market share.

This is your chance to move / start off a career in procurement / category management in healthcare, with lots of scope for development.

What does an Assistant Category Tower Manager do at NHS Supply Chain?


Supports the contract and performance management of the CTSP in scope  Provides support to ensure category management strategies are developed with the requirements of the customer at their core  Supports CTSP monthly management governance meetings, being responsible for capturing and issuing actions, minutes and ownership of the monthly meeting schedule, aligning with the CTSP and internal SCCL stakeholders.

Provides support to the CTM 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  Supports with monitoring the performance of the CTSP in scope, effectively resolving or escalating issues and concerns further as needed to prevent crises  To support investigations into the root


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


Self-motivating and able to work under pressure and to deadlines  Excellent communicator, able to manage stakeholders  Previous experience within data analytics and reporting  Excellent administrative skills  Highly organised  By no means essential it would be preferable if you had an awareness of the NHS environment and key challenges, or; Category Management, or; Strategic Sourcing


In return for your passion, enthusiasm and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


A competitive salary

Performance led bonus scheme,

35 days holiday (including bank holidays) and you can purchase additional days through a purchase scheme  Contributory pension scheme  Flexible benefits scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits that suit you  High street discounts  National Annual season ticket purchase scheme  Eye Care vouchers  Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?

Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a government organisation that acts as the management function for the NHS Supply Chain. We proudly deliver supply chain excellence and best value to NHS customers and patients through innovation, service and clinical expertise.

By 2023/2024, we aim to save the NHS £2.4bn by leveraging the scale of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of quality assured clinical products that meet the diverse needs of the NHS across all areas.

All our colleagues share the same values. We are: ambitious, enterprising, respectful, innovative and integral. It is through our behaviours, passion and excellence, that we can improve lives as the supply chain partner of choice for the NHS.

Other Information


Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer