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Procurement Category Manager

Wellcome Trust
GBP49228 - GBP49228 per annum +
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Specialist Area
Procurement, Category management
Job Level
Consultant, Specialist
Not For Profit, Charities
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary: £49,228

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd January 2023

Contract type: Permanent

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

These challenges need the bold research our funding supports, but they won't be solved by science alone. We are looking for a Procurement Category Manager to join the Procurement team.

This role is in the Operations Procurement Team and its business partners with the People (HR), Environment & Workplace Services (Facilities) and Wellcome Collection (Museum & Library) categories.

In this role you will

  • Ensure development and adoption of best practice procurement strategies, systems and procedures in support of departmental objectives; drive the strategic procurement agenda, working proactively with budget holders to ensure resources are managed in a way which is commercially effective ; and own and implement strategic category plans which align with and enable delivery of departmental strategy

  • Ensure procurement process is compliant with policy and engage budget holders to schedule internal training as necessary

  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process for key service contracts including supplier evaluation, tender invitation, tender analysis, negotiation of commercial terms and contract implementation; support the development of specifications, RFIs and RFPs in collaboration with department managers and stakeholder departments as appropriate

  • Review and revise existing contractual terms and conditions, develop a suite of standard forms of contract where practicable

  • Manage relationships with the supply chain to leverage spend, reduce costs, and mitigate commercial and legal risk

  • Initiate supplier business reviews to measure and report performance levels, identify development areas and determine corrective actions for improved performance delivery

  • Support the development, management, control and adherence to departmental project and operational budgets

  • Review and advise on the development of business cases for departmental projects, and to monitor the realisation of associated benefits

  • Contribute to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Experience in the procurement of indirect goods and services in the private sector

  • Experience working within Human Resources, and/or Facilities & Workplace, and/or Museums as well as creating and deploying category plans and strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a true business partner within a commercial environment

  • Contract development and negotiation Ability to create and implement category plans from end to end, Strong analytical and negotiation skills

  • Well-developed presentation and communication skills with stakeholders at all levels

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with an ability to engage and influence internal and external clients

Salary: £49,228

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd January 2023

Contract type: Permanent

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application form.

You can view the full job description here

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices with the remaining 3 days from home.

You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees here

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .


Life at the Sanger Institute is unique. We are tackling some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research. This demands science at scale; a visionary and creative approach to research that pushes the boundaries of our understanding in new and exciting ways.

Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, our people are shaping the future by delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges. 

Imagine what it would be like to work for a research institute that placed an importance on work-life balance, cared about you as an individual and put it all into practice? At the Sanger Institute, the focus on wellbeing is part our culture.

We offer excellent benefits. Working here is more than just salary and bonus plans.  It is a unique experience where collaboration, innovation and support for people as individuals in the Sanger community are demonstrated in everything we do. 

Find Us
Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SA

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