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Strategy & Performance Manager – PCOE/SPM02

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

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Job Title: Strategy & Performance Manager

Function: Commercial – Centre of Excellence

Location: All NHSSC Locations will be considered. Travel will be required to Equinox House and Alfreton.

Type: Permanent

SCCL Grade: Hay Grade 16

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

Closing Date: Saturday 25th November 2023


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a Strategy and Performance Manager to join the NHSSC Commercial Centre of Excellence 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 Strategy and Performance Manager do at NHS Supply Chain?


In this role you will have the responsibility for the commercial strategy, business plan and objective, goals, strategic measures process and to include:


Taking responsibility for the total landscape view on the supply market model and
business scenario modelling and horizon scanning activity.

Participate in the development of the commercial strategy applying functional expertise and applying creative ideas and insights.

Translate the commercial strategy into commercial functional plans within category management, supplier relationship management and other sourcing execution areas.

Assess the commercial impact of the market and proposition assessment to feasibility study development and evolution of the commercial play book.

Ensure the procurement calendar evaluation to enable load and capacity planning of the commercial function ownership of VBP / CVE strategy standard across the commercial function.


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


You will have demonstrable experience in the business planning and OGSM process.

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.

You will have demonstrable experience of planning, managing, and organizing resources within short /medium timescales within the overall policy framework

You will be degree educated or have the equivalent work experience.



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

Corporate strategy, shaping and strategic planning,

Leadership and direction

Organisational capability building

Stakeholder engagement and executive team relationship building

External client and customer management

Brand strategy and effectiveness


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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