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Category Manager

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 days ago
    Published on 26 Nov 2021
  • Job no: 45581
  • Category: Administration, Administration & Office Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Category Manager - Indirect
  • Work From Home options
  • Fulltime Position
  • Based at The Alfred

The Department

The Procurement & Supply Department is the principal procurement, warehousing and distribution centre for Alfred Health. Procurement supports the Health Service in the pursuit of its strategic goals by providing an effective and efficient service.

The Role

A great opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to provide centralised procurement expertise to Alfred Health, including cost-effective sourcing, category strategy and management and operational procurement activities.

You will be responsible for supporting the development of category planning strategies and delivering procurement sourcing projects and contracts within the medical materials & services that minimize risk and achieve the best value in meeting Alfred Health’s business objectives. You will be responsible for actively and strategically managing a significant portfolio of annual spend across supply and service providers within medical materials & services. You will be negotiating and managing key supplier relationships; reviewing and implementing procurement policies and processes for your category; analysing and providing reports on spend, developing performance measures for supplier relationships, including development of commercial contracts and SLA’s with new suppliers; managing tendering activities and supplier selection; in-depth contracts negotiation; advising and measuring the commercial viability of contracts and reviewing as necessary over contract lifecycle.


  • Proven working experience in a sourcing or procurement role
  • Familiarity with strategic sourcing and category management methods
  • Subject matter expertise across Direct Goods / Services Categories
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to establish and sustain networking relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data 
  • Solid judgment with ability to make good decisions
  • Understanding of Contracts and Legal Terminology


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Please call Adeel Ahmed on 9076 2696 with any queries about the role.


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


  • Closed 2 days ago - 27 Nov 2021
  • Published on 26 Nov 2021, 12:33 AM