Supplier Relationship Manager

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Band 8B (£47,092 – £58,217)
14 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Intelligent Client Coordinator (ICC) – the management centre for the future NHS Supply Chain

Supplier Relationship Manager

Band 8B (£47,092 – £58,217)

Nottingham – National travel will be expected in line with the role

The Context

The transformation of the NHS Supply Chain is one of the highest profile programmes in Government. It is a strategic response to enhancing procurement efficiency and effectiveness as laid out in the Carter report.

The Future Operating Model (FOM) of the NHS Supply Chain will flex the tremendous buying power of the NHS, driving considerable savings and making a major contribution to healthcare efficiency.

As part of the FOM, The ICC will oversee the future NHS Supply Chain as a world class performance management and customer engagement function.

This is a unique opportunity to join a newly launched procurement ‘Centre of Excellence’ providing the opportunity to make a real difference to the way the NHS procures its services and supplies.

The Role

  • Responsible for identifying, developing and managing strategic supplier relationships across all Category Tower suppliers and with a wider remit to inform category management strategy development.
  • To act as the ICC’s central point for supplier stakeholder engagement, performance review and information exchange – supporting the provision of an efficient, effective and professional service capable of meeting all statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements.
  • Responsible for market scanning and analysis and the gathering of supplier landscape intelligence to inform category strategies and stakeholder engagement programmes.

The Candidate

  • A strong knowledge of supplier relationship management principles, processes and practices including the production of contract terms and conditions.
  • Strong knowledge of supplier measurement and evaluation systems, based on balanced scorecard principles.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement strategy, relevant legislation and NHS and Government policies would be highly advantageous.

For further information and details on how to apply, please click on the 'apply' button.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Talent Solutions – email or call Zinu Kamaly on 0121 654 5934.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th March 2018