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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/07/2022.

National Contracts Manager

Job Reference: 918-FM9601

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
National - location to be agreed on appointment
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Flexible location throughout UK includes hybrid working (to be agreed with successful candidates), with travel expected due to National role.

Providing innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions is critical to sustaining mankind and the future generations. With the onset of the pandemic, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has played a critical role in delivering leading-edge healthcare services for the nation. Our teams have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the frontline colleagues to provide expert and quality care for our patients. Our ambition is to drive transformational change through authentic system leadership, nationally and internationally, by collaborating with other blood establishments to drive economies of scale.

Our Commercial Team plays a critical strategic role in negotiating Commercial Contracts and create innovative solutions with our global suppliers. An exciting opportunity has now arisen to join our department in the clinical and medical (strategic) team which manages a spend of ca. £ £70 million per annum. The team has a culture of supporting each other and working in partnership with our customers and suppliers. You will contribute to a variety of tenders and contract management which includes direct materials, equipment and managed services that are critical to our business. You will gain experience in a multitude of exciting and diverse projects of different values (Low to High), different risk levels and engagement with stakeholders. We will be keen to match your skills to a range of contracts and ensure you have a comprehensive induction plan to help you succeed.

To be successful, you will ideally demonstrate procurement experience in either the public or private sector. Good knowledge of commercial law and public sector regulations will be an advantage. Collaborating with cross-functional teams and great interpersonal skills are important. With a drive and enthusiasm to achieve results you will be keen to develop your career. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply is important, although NHSBT will provide support to help continue professional development.

If you are excited by the opportunity to help shape the future of the healthcare for our nation whilst contributing to our unique purpose, we’d love to hear from you. For more information, please contact Wendy Thorne -

The interviews for this vacancy are expected to take place on the 28th or 29th July 22 (subject to change).

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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