Category Manager – Senior Buyer – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Hours: Full time Remuneration: £35,000-£40,000 gross annual Duration: 12 month contract. Location: UK-Med storage facility, Stockport, UK (with flexibility for some home work

Are you an experienced supply specialist looking to have a significant impact on emergency health response?

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years. We prepare and equip medical teams, both in the UK and around the world, to be ready to respond to disease outbreaks, conflicts and natural disasters. When Ebola hit West Africa in 2014, we recruited and trained British doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs bring the outbreak under control. We are key partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) to WHO standards.

We are recruiting a Category Manager/Senior Buyer to undertake a number of tender exercises. You will lead the establishment of multi-year contracts or frameworks for the organization’s critical goods and services in various categories.

As Category Manager/Senior Buyer, you will liaise with internal stakeholders and ensure appropriately detailed specifications, donor compliant bidding process and strong contracting. You will bring significant relevant sourcing expertise, either from a significant period of work in the sector (expected at least 5 years) or a combination of a relevant qualification.

We offer competitive pay and benefits along with a friendly work environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

How to register

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate information file – Category Manager – Senior Buyer before applying for this position.

To apply, please send a current resume and one cover letter (2 pages) through our online job portal.

Your cover letter should include a detailed explanation of your suitability for this position with specific reference to criteria in the person specification

Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday September 1, 2022.

Offers will be conditional on the existing or reasonable expectation of obtaining the right to work in Ukraine and to transit through neighboring countries if necessary.

UK-Med is committed to protecting its staff and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We carry out a thorough check before confirming any appointment.

UK-Med is committed to respecting the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to achieve their potential.

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