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Tender Manager - Contracts and Pricing and Team Management

Company: Alexander Mann Services
Location: Watford
Reference: R9914
Closing Date: 06 Nov 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Competitive salary and flexible benefits

Job Summary:

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.


Tender Manager - Watford-R9914

Competitive Salary and comprehensive benefits package

Location: Croxley Green, Watford, Hertfordshire

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.

We have leadership positions in Orthopedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma:

Orthopedic Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders

Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds

Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint

Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones

We have 14,000 employees around the world.

Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion.

We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE50

As a Tender Manager you will be responsible for working with Business Unit personnel and Tenders, Pricing and Contract team members to submit high quality competitive tender submissions and to support the business in its drive for profitable growth by ensuring it achieves optimal tender outcomes. The Tender Manager will also develop an expertise in procurement regulations and a drive for process excellence.

The day to day of the role would include:-

Working within the tenders team to effectively manage the tender process from pre-tender engagement through to submission and post-implementation review

Working with the Business Units in scoping opportunities and formulating resourcing plans to allow for adequate pre-tender engagement and to ensure submission deadlines are met

Developing, implementing and maintaining tender policies, procedures and processes to ensure the best possible tender submissions that maximise Smith & Nephew's likelihood of success

Maintaining knowledge of procurement regulations and ensuring the business is kept abreast of potential risks and opportunities emerging from changes in the regulations

Driving continuous improvement in the Tenders function and consequently facilitating and driving better commercial decision making

Working in a Tenders function to ensure that tender submissions are prepared to a high standard with consistency across our UK and Ireland business, and being able to support the team appropriately and flexibly according to tender and capacity.

Coaching and guiding the business with respect to the tender process, public procurement regulations and how to adhere to guidelines

Proactively managing the end-to-end process involved in tender submissions by working in collaboration with Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain and other functional stakeholders, ensuring completion and driving value added content in each submission

Reviewing legal and commercial content of the tender documents to limit S&N risk and where necessary seeking legal guidance


Additionally we are looking for someone with:-

Prior experience of interacting with the public sector and working with a sales team and/or in a customer facing role

Experience of NHS procurement process advantageous but not essential

Knowledge of EU Legislation and Competition Law regarding procurement would be advantageous

Experience of working in a team e.g. a project team. Project management/ leadership experience would be advantageous.

Process improvement training or experience would be advantageous

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Analytical with developed numeric capability

Ability to drive continuous process improvement across a matrix organisation

Strong commercial acumen

Competent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)

Smith & Nephew is committed to helping people regain their lives by repairing and healing the human body. We believe that this can only be achieved by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with all of our stakeholders including patients, healthcare professionals, investors and employees. If you share our passion for innovation coupled with a strong track record in Medical Sales, why not come and talk to us…

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Contact Information:

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