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PMO and Commercial Development Manager

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Digital Transformation PMO and Commercial Development Manager:

Are you looking for your next challenge in digital?

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Digital Transformation & Innovation Team. We have embarked on our digital excellence journey to of Dedicated to Digital Excellence, which sets our strategic ambitions and priorities for the Group.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic and agile digital transformation and innovation team. They will be accountable for leading, delivering and implementing PMO functions and Commercial Management as part of the Digital Transformation Programme which is in support of University of Northamptonshire's Digital Strategy

You will have significant personal opportunities to grow and develop, as well as to tangibly impact how care is delivered in the future.

Main duties of the job

As a multiskilled PMO and Commercial function that operates through an effective and flexible business partnership construct, it is expected you would be able to operate at an expert level in one or more of the following areas -
  • Strategy including providing a framework, governance, drumbeat and reporting on the progress of all DT& I Programmes of work
  • Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management
  • Commercial Engagement
  • Commercial Delivery
  • Commercial Operations
  • To contribute the project and commercial cycle to the delivery of the programmes associated with the Group Digital Strategy, which includes a number of projects or initiatives of significant size, complexity and risk ensuring that they do not have an adverse impact on patient care and quality
  • Establish and maintain a logical and organised programme management office, including the management of papers, project documentation and the organisation of meetings, and lead on the creation and improvement of processes, procedures and tools.
  • Work closely and integrate within the Digital Transformation & Innovation team, building trusted collaborative relationships overseeing the established governance and appropriate progress and delivery reports are produced for the programme using the agreed template documentation.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work closely with programme teams and commercial function colleagues to identify and agree present and future needs, linkages to other activity areas and related potential needs for procurement.
  • Develop, maintain and manage a pipeline of activity for Digital.
  • Ensure project managers understand and have in place appropriate documentation for key project information including financial cost. Use data to track and monitor progress, and identify opportunities for improvement, ensuring focus on the areas which will have the highest impact.
  • Support the development and delivery of complex and novel commercial projects.
  • Review and challenge business cases to make sure they are fit for purpose.
  • Challenge sourcing strategies, where appropriate, to improve outcomes.
  • Build and maintain an understanding of relevant supply markets and business context to inform and support delivery of commercial strategies.
  • Support the DT& I programme, Commercial team and wider stakeholders to identify and manage commercial risks and issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Oversee the realisation of benefits and cashable savings detailed in commercial sourcing strategies.
  • Provide expert advice on relevant regulations and compliance issues.
  • Ensure business continuity during any transition period and throughout the contract life, including re-procurement and exit.
  • Support commercial colleagues with delivering the overall team ambition and objectives.
  • Develop commercial understanding and competence across your area of responsibility
  • Develop and implement an effective contract management strategy and deliver new contract management plans and processes
  • Create and foster a culture of innovation, exploring emerging technology and its application to the UHN Group ambitions.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Group Digital Strategy, in line with Group, Trust and National priorities and initiatives, and leading digital techniques
  • Promote the adoption of agile methodologies across project teams and into the wider Group
  • Work closely with the Programme Delivery Manager to provide assistance to the development of project planning and ensure alignment between programme plans
  • Designing, shaping and agreeing innovative commercial strategies for highly complex, high value, high profile requirements in the Emerging Technology & Innovation Department.
  • Oversee capital expenditure and procurement for the service and hold the budget for several projects and programmes
  • Identification of savings and opportunity realisation
  • Develop, implement and manage technical solutions to enable effective procurement, contract management and SRM
  • Ensure compliant commercial practice, process efficiency and robust controls and assurance mechanisms across the full commercial lifecycle

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Strong current knowledge and understanding of contract law, adhering to appropriate Public Procurement Regulations
  • Good understanding of commercial and supplier relationship management techniques and demonstrable experience of applying them in practice.
  • Strong current knowledge and understanding of PMO functions
  • Experience of leading organisations in the commercial cycle building the case with stakeholders for deploying them
  • Strong current knowledge and understanding of contract law, adhering to appropriate Public Procurement Regulations
  • Experience of contributing to effective performance and budgetary management and control including achieving annual targets on a regular basis

Education, Qualifications & Experience


  • Educated to Masters level education or equivalent level or equivalent experience delivering Digital services in a complex environment
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification and / or evidence of equivalent level of experience
  • Demonstratable significant experience in providing a PMO support service within the NHS or a comparable large organisation
  • Experience and understanding of a project or programme management methodology including setting project objectives determining project scope and deliverables developing a robust project plan risks and issues management and monitoring and reporting arrangements.
  • Relevant experience working in the technology sector and an understanding of the full commercial lifecycle


  • Detailed knowledge of the provision of health services



  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex commercial concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to monitor and understand the emerging technology market and identify new opportunities to support strategic aims
  • Ability to draw together and present reasonable conclusions from a wide range of incomplete and complex evidence and data able to act or decide even when details are not clear
  • Strong influencing, persuasion and negotiating skills to gain agreement from multiple stakeholders
  • Effective leadership and people management skills
  • A good understanding of the emerging technology market in healthcare, supply chain and digital as well as solution development and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ability to manage the delivery of multiple activities in parallel, identifying and resolving potential delivery conflicts in advance
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and quickly build strong working relationships, influencing and challenging decision making

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Passionate and committed to bring our Dedicated to Excellence values to life, improving the way we work with each other, particularly focusing on empowerment, equality diversity and inclusion of our staff, patients and service users
  • The ability to champion diversity and inclusion and the commitment to developing diverse and inclusive teams that are motivated and inspired to work together to achieve a common objective
  • Can constructively challenge and effectively manage conflict to reach a positive conclusion
  • Highly motivated, hard-working, self-confident, robust and resilient individual with drive and determination to deliver

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton General Hospital

cliftonville Road



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