Category Manager - Clinical

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Frimley Park Hospital
£33,280 - £43,469 pa inclusive of HCAS
30/05/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Frimley Health is a leading innovative NHS foundation trust serving a population of over 900,000 people with a catchment area across six counties. The Trust has three main sites with Frimley Park Hospital, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot. It also runs diagnostic and outpatient services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Bracknell, Chalfont St Peter, Maidenhead and Windsor.

The Trust was formed by the acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Frimley Park was the first Trust in the country to be rated as 'Outstanding' overall by England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals in September 2014. Our vision is to further improve the high quality service and patient care we deliver across all sites. Frimley Park was named hospital of the year for the South of England in 2013. Heatherwood and Wexham Park was awarded CHKS Top 40 Hospital Awards for the past seven years.


There are exciting times ahead and to help us move forward we are looking to appoint a new Category Manager to manage a clinical category within the Procurement team.  


As a key member of the Procurement team, you’ll relish the opportunity to assist in the delivery of Frimley Health’s strategic category management programme. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of a specific strategic sourcing programme within the Medical/Surgical category with an ambitious cost improvement programme at our three hospital sites.


You will be responsible for managing large procurement projects in conjunction with our clinical and non-clinical departments. You will work to identify and manage procurements that deliver savings whilst ensuring a high level of patient care. You’ll also use your up to date knowledge to provide day to day information and advice on procurement processes, protocols and policy to key end users within the Trust as well as providing an invaluable contribution to the project team meetings on an on-going basis. The role offers real potential to put your purchasing and project management expertise and experience into practice and gain the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a significant contribution towards the provision of high quality care to our patients. Interested in this opportunity? Why not read through the attached job description and person specification as a first step in applying?

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chris Lawrence, Head of Clinical Procurement

01276 522564


If you have problems applying, contact

01252 649085