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Commercial Engagement Manager – PCOE/CENGM02

Job Posted: 1 November 2023
Job Updated: 22 November 2023

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Job Title: Commercial Engagement Manager

Function: Commercial – Centre of Excellence

Location: Hybrid. Any NHSSC Location will be considered. Travel will be required to Equinox House and Alfreton.

Type: 12-month Fixed Term

SCCL Grade: Hay Grade 16

Salary: £43,520 with potential to rise to £51,200 over 3 years

Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2023


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a Commercial Engagement Manager to join the NHSSC Commercial team.


The purpose of the Centre of Excellence is to provide the Commercial Function with the means to drive world class standards across all commercial activities.  World class is defined here as the combination of: 


What we do best 

What external benchmarks do best that we can adopt 

What works for the NHS 


The Centre of Excellence scope will be to establish the foundation standards and drive the continuous improvement of the end-to-end category management cycle. 


What does a Commercial Engagement Manager do at NHS Supply Chain?

This is a critical role for the function to ensure the delivery and effectiveness of improvement initiatives led from the Commercial Centre of Excellence.

In this role you will: –

Ensure the commercial strategy, business plan and objective, goals and strategic measures process (OGSM) align.
with internal and external direction and policy.

Manage the total landscape view on the emerging requirements of the NHS and wider healthcare organisations including business scenario modelling and horizon scanning activity.

Translate internal and external requirements into commercial functional
plans within the category management, supplier relationship management and sourcing execution areas.

Manage stakeholder relationships with key internal and external bodies
being the key representative of the business at governance forums.

Lead and influence joint programs with internal and external bodies.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


Demonstrable work experience in a mid-senior level procurement role leading a team/function preferably gained within a corporate fast paced environment.

You will be knowledgeable and have practical experience in developing a centre of excellence type culture and the business planning / OGSM process.

You will be able to demonstrate you have a strategic mindset, be organisational and interpersonally savvy alongside financial acumen to plan and align the key areas when confidently communicating with customers and building networks to drive results.

You will have a programme of success behind you in planning, managing, and organizing dispersed resources within short /medium timescales and a matrix organisation.

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent level of experience. 


In addition, it is important that you can demonstrate during the selection process competency in: 


Organisational capability building 

Stakeholder engagement 

Brand strategy and effectiveness 

Client and customer management  


How you’ll work


Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)

Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

2 days paid Volunteering Leave

1 day paid Wellbeing Leave

Long Service Awards

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer




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