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Procurement Category Manager

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Category Manager to join our Procurement team based in Leeds!

As our new Procurement Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives for a variety of categories across MPS, alongside ensuring optimal supplier performance and driving cost savings, through robust stakeholder management and negotiation skills to achieve best value for money.

Our Procurement Category Managers own a portfolio of contracts and services, working alongside cost centre owners and business leaders, include C-Suite and our Executive Board, to help embed a cost-conscious mindset and promote the financial sustainability of MPS.

Role Responsibility

As our new Procurement Category Manager, you will:

  • Be responsible for leading end-to-end procurement process for strategic tenders
  • Support our Divisions to leverage the capabilities of third parties and ensuring effective and robust supply chain due diligence and governance
  • Contribute to cost savings targets, cost avoidance, and initiatives aligned to the Procurement Cost Drivers
  • Maintain a strong culture of compliance across all procurement processes, challenging if required to ensure processes are followed across the business
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including C-Suite and Executive Board, taking a collaborative approach to ways of working and problem solving

The Ideal Candidate

We are ideally looking for:

  • Detailed knowledge of procurement practice, legislation, supplier, and contract management including across a variety of categories
  • Analytical skills and strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to engage and challenge at all levels; strong influencing skills coupled with tenacity and resilience
  • Strong background in managing and co-ordinating the delivery of category strategies
  • MCIPS qualification (desirable)

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard.

Package Description

Alongside a competitive salary as stated above, you will also receive:

  • Up to 15% discretionary annual bonus
  • Annual performance-related pay review
  • 11% pension contribution (3% from you, 8% from us optional additional matched 3% contributions, e.g. 6% from you, 11% from us)
  • 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell additional 5 days)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Career development and progression opportunities 22% of our vacancies in 2023 were filled internally
  • A truly flexible hybrid-working arrangement (take a look at below to find out more about how we work)
  • A culture that promotes inclusivity, wellbeing and rewards hard work
  • Car Salary Sacrifice scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 6x salary death in service
  • A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with a NHS-registered private GP
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers

About the Company

How our Procurement team work

We offer a truly-flexible hybrid working arrangement that is centred around our colleagues work-life balance. Technology allows us to collaborate effectively regardless of location, but we know sometimes you cant beat being with your team in-person and our team tends to come on-site once or twice a week, which tends to be on a Tuesday. However, we expect this can fluctuate throughout the year depending on our projects and current work.

Who We Are

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the worlds leading protection organisation for Doctors, Dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 Members around the world.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning our Members premiums are kept safe should our Members require support for complaints or claims arising from professional practice, or invested into bettering the organisation, our colleagues and our products.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit Members and the wider healthcare professions.

To do this, we need colleagues who are trusted and supported to deliver their best work, whether that be through leadership development, fully-funded training courses or peer-to-peer support. We want our colleagues to feel empowered enough to deliver positive change, display ambition to push themselves and are determined when faced with a challenge, whilst ensuring our Members best interests are at the core.

Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more, looking for a new role and want to join an organisation that truly values its employees, take a look at the role profile to find out more about the role to apply.

Our Talent Acquisition team are always on hand should you have any questions, are having any technical issues or wish to understand how MPS can support you with your application and interview. You can contact our friendly Talent Acquisition team by emailing

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