Contracting Team Leader
Careers that Change LivesAre you passionate, dedicated and motivated to work in a global leader in medical technology?Medtronic therapies improve the lives of two people every second.Are you an experienced people manager with the desire to deliver outstanding service? We would love to hear from you! A Day in the LifeMain Purpose of Job:· Drive team to achieve the highest possible standards of contract management, delivering outstanding service to our customers.· Develop the contracting team into the one-stop shop for all queries around our customer contracts - validity, channel, expiry, commitment levels, prices, and T&Cs.· Work with Marketing teams and other partners to ensure that portfolio changes (new product launches, discontinued lines) are updated in a timely fashion and communicated to our customers.· Drive accountability within the team for best-in-class performance, measuring performance against KPIs.· Track market trends related to contracting. Be the expert on topics such as management fees, delivery requirements, price management and all emerging requirements and programs. · Partner with the leaders of the EDI, tendering and strategy teams, to ensure insight and opportunities are shared across the contracting pathway. · Maintain relationships with key individuals at all levels, both internally (Sales, Marketing, BU leaders) and externally (Procurement in Trusts and Hubs).Main Duties / Responsibilities:· Monitor the work of your team, ensuring SLAs are met and issues flagged proactively· Drive improvements in KPIs (price discrepancies, expired pricing)· Build knowledge base of team, driving up contract management performance across the organisation· Proactively look for opportunities to continuously improve process efficiency and quality; raise the bar for contract management and ensure our customers' orders can be processed seamless· Support commercial decision-making through analysis· Business partner with all operational teams within the organization· Proactively work with customers to resolve issues that you identify through your daily work· Gain insight from and share it with our business partners, to raise the bar for strategic contract management· Ad hoc tasks and projects as neededMust Haves· Ability to lead and motivate a team· Experience in building and improving processes· Ability to build strong and credible relationships with stakeholders at all levels· Experience in tendering and/or contract management in a commercial environment · Conscientious, with strong focus on quality of work and good eye for detail· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills· Team player· Results oriented, with a drive to continuously raise the bar for quality· Self-motivated, ambitious and positive· Effective leader· Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines· Able to see the big picture, and how the work of your team can benefit the broader organisationWhat Medtronic can offer:· Attractive salary and benefits package· 30 days holiday· Lunch allowance · Ongoing training and development opportunities· Bright, modern offices located in Croxley ParkPhysical Requirements · Some travel and overtime may be required depending on business needsYour AnswerIs this the position you were waiting for? Then please apply directly via the apply button!About MedtronicTogether, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team.Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives.Help us shape thefuture.Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 89,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in over 155 countries. Medtronic has more than 1,750 employees. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.