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Supplier Relationship Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Supply Chain
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
27/02/2018 23:59

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is the main processing facility and centre of excellence for payment, reimbursement, remuneration and reconciliation for NHS Dental Practitioners, Pharmacists, NHS Pensions and other affiliated parties.

You may already know about the Future Operating Model, which is the design of the future NHS Supply Chain service that will deliver clinically assured, high quality products at the best possible price. The model is based on a series of Category Towers, overseen by a management function called the ICC. Launching in April 2018, the ICC will deliver a world-class procurement and logistics service to purchase and deliver c£4.5bn of products per annum to the NHS.

The ICC will be a public sector organisation with a commercial mindset. It will share and support the aims and values of the NHS and generate cash releasing savings that can be reinvested into front-line services for the benefit of patients, staff and taxpayers.

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.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV and application to

Applications are not being accepted via NHS Jobs.

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