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Category Manager

  • Location:
  • Salary:
  • Job type:
    Direct Hire
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Healthcare, Non-Clinical Health Care, Supply Chain
  • Deadline:
    August 1, 2024
  • Job Level:

Category Manager

Direct Hire

Palo Alto, CA – Hybrid

$145,000 – $155,000

Option 1 Staffing is currently recruiting for a Category Manager with a TOP 10 hospital in the nation. As the Category Manager, you will be responsible for driving category-specific contract coverage and compliance, managing a portfolio of contracts covering medical supplies, non-medical supplies, and purchasing services with a focus on “best value” and Total Cost of Ownership.


  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact for the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and other supplier representatives.
  • Analyzing current practices (financial, contractual, and operational data sources), standardizing, improving, documenting, and supporting the organization’s Category Management processes throughout the lifecycle of initiatives.
  • Negotiate pricing and contracts for products, product groups, and services in collaboration with operational business leaders.
  • Monitor and evaluate contract volume, supply chain information system performance, purchasing volume and flow, and value-based selection reporting and outcomes.
  • Ensure policies are followed across the organization through education to hospital departments and coordination with Finance, Compliance, Office of General Counsel, and Risk Management.
  • Provide input to directors of sourcing and suggest/implement changes and enhancements as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience in healthcare Sourcing, Value Analysis, Procurement, or category management, in a clinical setting
  • Experience with services – identifying and bringing on services for HR, Marketing and/or Consulting

If this role piques your interest, apply now and we’ll dive into the details with you.


Option 1 Staffing is an award-winning, statewide, recognized leader in staffing and recruiting, specializing in placing the highest caliber of Non-Clinical Healthcare, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Administrative/Office, and Accounting/Finance professionals in contract and direct-hire opportunities. We work with top and emerging companies in the Technology and Healthcare industry.

We Offer:

  • Excellent opportunity to work for an outstanding, large, and growing company!
  • Awesome Benefits!
  • Excellent salary!
  • Medical Insurance
  • 401K

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