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Commercial Contract & Supplier Manager

London, England

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Due to growth, Genomics England are looking to appoint a Commercial Contract & Supplier Manager on a permanent basis. In this role, you'll lead, implement and continuously develop the Contract & Supplier Management pillar within the commercial procurement team's service offering, ensuring it's conducted in line with policies, processes and procedures, especially in the management of key Tier 1 (Gold) and Tier 2 (Silver) supplier contracts, and our relationship with external government stakeholders.

You'll will develop effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders as part of the commercial lifecycle and be focussed on supporting other areas of the business to deliver exceptional contractual outcomes.

Skills & Experience for Success

We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have:

- Full contract management lifecycle experience, with a track record of effectively supporting and improving the performance of suppliers and stakeholders.
- Experience building and managing internal & external commercial or partner relations with significant spend.
- The ability to identify and mitigate commercial risk, to be able to use the relevant tools to identify risk throughout the full commercial lifecycle
- The ability to use analysis and data to deliver commercial outcomes.

As well as:

- Understanding of Central Government & Departmental Contract & Supplier Management capability programmes.
- Understanding of Government Commercial Standards i.e., CCIAF, Sourcing Playbook, Consultancy Playbook.
- Understanding of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR).
- Use of Public Sector Procurement Frameworks e.g., CCS Frameworks and knowledge/ implementation of appropriate contractual terms, KPIs, SLAs


Contract Management Qualification/Professional Membership
CIPS Membership (Desirable)

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.


As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.

Genomics England operate a blended working model, as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.

Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Autumn 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.

Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.


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