Contracts Manager (NHS)

  • Full Time
  • Glasgow

Website Optical Express Optical Express

Optical Express

Job Title – Contracts Manager (NHS)

Location – Glasgow City Centre

Optical Express is a provider of ophthalmology services including laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and lens replacement surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe. For over 33 years, millions of patients have trusted Optical Express with their eye care. We are focused on delivering exceptional patient care, outstanding clinical outcomes and continued investment in our people and technology.

As part of our continued growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced Contracts Manager, working for our sister company ACES,  who will be responsible for interactions with key decision makers at the NHS, for example within Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in England and Health Boards in other areas of the UK.

ACES is an independent provider of NHS eye care services that are delivered in the community. We support the NHS, whilst providing patients with the highest standards of clinical care.

Using the latest ophthalmic technology, we consistently provide excellent clinical outcomes for our patients, allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life.

We’ve been providing NHS eye care in the East of England since 2007 and will be expanding across the UK throughout 2024 and beyond. We offer a range of services including Cataract, Yag Laser Treatment, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics and General Ophthalmology

ACES are dedicated to a culture of care; we care for our patients and our people. By joining ACES, you will be part of a wider team working towards a collective goal of supporting the NHS and each other.

Key Responsibilities

  • developing & maintaining contractual relationships with ICBs in England (plus comparative bodies in other jurisdictions) to deliver ophthalmic services for patients in the local area
  • maintaining strong relationships with bodies where contracts are held, seeking to offer additional support & ensure contractual obligations are met
  • co-ordinate and project management of the development of new processes to fulfil contractual obligations
  • respond to tender opportunities and project manage support required from across the business in order to be able return the best possible tender response, aiming to win new business
  • develop new systems to support the business with tenders & contractual responsibilities e.g. tender library
  • attend key strategic meetings with partner organisations to work for mutual benefit & ensure business is appraised of new strategy & central government directive

Experience & Knowledge

  • Experience of working within a multi-site clinical environment and knowledge of NHS policy landscape would be advantageous however is not essential.
  • Previous experience of working in an optical or an ophthalmic environment would be beneficial.
  • Business to Business contract management within a healthcare setting.

What’s in it for you?

  • Rewarding Salary & benefits
  • 29 Days annual leave
  • Free or discounted optical products/procedures
  • Company Pension
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