Commercial Contract Manager - 8B
London - 46,625 - 57,640 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 30 November 2016

Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

Our mission is good health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Our vision is that everyone has greater control of their health and their wellbeing, supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving. Our purpose is to create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff to deliver the highest standard of care and ensure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society for now and for future generations. Our values are enshrined in the NHS Constitution underpin all that we do:

  • Respect to the quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Working together for patients
  • Everyone counts

NHS England is creating a new Commercial and Procurement department with the aims of ensuring the non-clinical procurement function and processes within the organisation are fit for purpose; and for developing and implementing effective strategies and operational policies for promoting innovation in procurement in an organisation that shares out more than £100 billion in funds across England. Innovation is critical to enabling NHS England to achieve the ambitions set out in its mandate, to ramp up the pace and scale of change, and deliver better outcomes for patients in England.

The role

Reporting into the Senior Commercial Manager (Strategic & Outsourced Contracts),, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic Commercial team providing an effective contract management and supplier relationship management service for all legacy non-clinical contracts and all ‘in scope’ procurement activity from the point of contract signature. This is on behalf of the entire organisation to drive maximum benefit and efficiencies, reduce value leakage and introduce innovation. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with the procurement team to ensure a structured hand over of sourcing activity and a robust contract management approach for a specific number of contract areas;
  • Working in conjunction with the wider stakeholder groups to ensure that the entire agreement of every contract is available centrally and locally if appropriate, and working in partnership with others and as part of cross directorate teams to deliver successful outcomes;
  • Supporting the Commercial Team in the application and implementation of SRM / CM processes reinforced by the Bravo system;
  • Managing the continued enhancement and improvement of the Contract management / SRM toolkit to allow the appropriate level of SRM, and delivering the segmentation of supplier and contract spend.

The person

To succeed, you will have experience in managing the implementation of effective contract management and SRM strategies within a large, complex organisation. You will have excellent knowledge of leading practice supplier relationship management (SRM) principles, processes and practices including robust and thorough SRM implementation and have helped develop effective contract management and SRM programmes in a multi-stakeholder environment. For all roles, candidates must be resilient, tenacious and excited by the scale of transformation to which you and your team will contribute.

Due to the scale of campaign, this is an ongoing process. However, we encourage applications to be made as quickly as possible. Further information can be found at   For an informal conversation regarding the campaign or any positions, please contact Vicky Power or Mairead Cremins on 020 3031 9628. Applications must be made in the form of a cover letter of no more than 2 sides, and a CV; and should be sent to Please include remuneration details.

NHS England values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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