Category Manager – Senior Buyer

Are you an experienced humanitarian procurement specialist looking to make a huge impact on surge health responses?

Role: Category Manager – Senior Buyer

Hours: Full-time (Part Time considered)

Pay: £35,000 – £40,000 gross annual

Duration: Permanent

Location: UK-Med storage facility, Stockport, UK (Hybrid working available)

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.


We are recruiting a Category Manager/Senior Buyer to undertake a number of tendering exercises.  You will lead in putting in place multi-year contracts or frameworks for organisational critical goods and services across a variety of categories.

As Category Manager / Senior Buyer you will liaise with internal stakeholders and will lead on ensuring appropriately detailed specifications, donor compliant tender process and strong contracting.  You will bring significant relevant humanitarian procurement expertise, either from a significant period working in the sector (expected to be at least 5 years) or a combination of a relevant degree and experience.

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

To apply:

To apply, please complete the application process online. Submit a current CV and a supporting letter (1-2 pages) that includes:

Applications must be submitted no later than than Friday 9th December, but interview will be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore the ad may close early.

Offers will be conditional on existing or reasonable expectation of gaining right to work in Ukraine and transit through neighbouring countries as necessary.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

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

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