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Job Title

Interim Supplier Manager (Inside IR35)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£225 to £275 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 February 2019

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As a Supplier Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the region

The post holder will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed.

Client Details

The client is a decision making body of the NHS


To negotiate and manage contracts for specialised services across providers within the region.

To play a lead role in service specific multidisciplinary planning teams; ensuring that all elements of the recognised commissioning cycle are delivered to a high standard.

To manage Provider portfolio in accordance with the NHS Commissioning Framework for Specialised Services.

To produce monthly performance reports including the development and monitoring of trend information and the production of detailed forecasting across the contract portfolio.

To ensure that risks within the portfolio are escalated to the appropriate Director. This will include the development and delivery of mitigation plans as and when appropriate.

To review the impact of high cost patients and patient outcomes, arrange and manage interventions where appropriate.

To review in detail monthly performance for each provider within the portfolio and provide appropriate challenge as necessary. This includes working collaboratively with key directorates to understand route cause and develop mitigation strategies.

To lead on the annual contract negotiation process with providers within the portfolio. This will include the development of negotiation strategies and may involve cross organisational working to ensure that the best commercial model is developed.

To ensure that contracts are signed off within the contractual timetable.

To provide a lead role in the development of activity plans for contracts within the portfolio, ensuring that strategies for specialised services are appropriately reflected.

To organise and chair contract and performance review meetings. Produce all relevant information to ensure meeting objectives are achieved.

To deputise, where required for the Assoc. Director and assist in the delivery of value for money specialised services across the region.

To assist in the development and implementation of world class commissioning solutions for effective contract letting, monitoring and management.

Ascertain and document supplier’s service delivery and business intentions to ensure improvements and business benefits are realised in accordance with plans, standards and targets.

To collaborate with colleagues in primary and secondary care to ensure that performance upstream of the specialised service element of the commissioned pathway is fully understood.

To actively manage Departmental operating budget and expenses.


Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes

Demonstrably involves patients and the public in their work

Consistently puts clinicians at the heart of decision making

Values diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness

Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others

Uses evidence to make improvements, seeks out innovation

Actively develops themselves and others

Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.

Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master’s level equivalent

Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development

Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement

Member of relevant professional body

Developed communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders both internal and external (including outside the NHS) to the organisation, some at very senior level.

Good presentational skills for conveying complex concepts.

Ability to use informed persuasion to influence others.

Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues and create solutions and to resolve problems in relation to project or service delivery.

Ability to understand a broad range of complex information quickly and making decisions where opinions differ/no obvious solution

Job Offer

A competitive day rate

Autonomy in a role

The ability to make a difference

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