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Senior Contracts Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£42,414 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, Gloucestershire, South West, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 January 2019

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Management responsability of contract managers

Optimising the value to the organisation

Client Details


  • Identification and protection of NHS IP, and achieve compliance with licenses and IP laws and regulations (know-how, copyright, trademarks, designs and patents).
  • Optimising the value to the organisation of NHS's own IP and use of IP belonging to third parties or jointly owned IP
  • Drafting and negotiation of research, supply, manufacturing, testing and licensing agreements that meet professional standards.
  • Provision of advice to colleagues on complex IP and contractual matters.
  • Address the findings raised through the internal audit report.
  • Day to day management of Contract Manager(s)


Skills and Abilities
  • Be highly articulate and credible, consistently influencing and delivering inspiring, engaging, and meaningful information regarding future direction
  • Build collaborative relationships and solve issues by engaging the right people at the right time
  • Lead the team, accepting responsibility for achievement of business objectives and creating a shared sense of ownership for service delivery
  • Engage widely with customers to seek input into setting strategic objectives and identifying new ideas and improved ways of working
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, influence, and accountability for the achievement of results

Qualifications and Training
  • Masters qualification OR equivalent in legal studies or contracting law and principles OR equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of experience and formal/informal study or by examination of a professional body
  • Master of Law (LLM) OR equivalent in Intellectual Property and principles OR equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of experience and formal/informal study or by examination of a professional body
  • Demonstrate commitment to own Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Experience and Knowledge
  • Experience in contract preparation and negotiation, including drafting legal terms and conditions and improving standard agreements to minimise risk and enhance clarity
  • Extensive experience in Intellectual Property, including drafting licence agreements to maximise income
  • Experience of analysing financial contract monitoring data and implications of contract rebasing
  • Awareness of the value and purpose of both IP and compliance to the business and the associated information risks
  • Knowledge of working with EU directives and relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Good understanding of NHS contracting environment would be desirable

Job Offer

A competitive salary

The ability to make a difference

Management opportunity

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