Commercial Contracts Manager - 12-month Roche Fixed Term Contract - starting from late September 201

Burgess Hill
16 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We have an exciting opportunity for a strong team player to join our Commercial Contracts team to cover a 12-month maternity leave as a Commercial Contracts Manager.  At Roche Diagnostics we believe it's urgent to deliver medical solutions right now and develop innovations for the future.  We are passionate about transforming patients' lives as a world leader in Healthcare & Diagnostics solutions.

With over 650 permanent employees in the UK and Ireland, we operate within vibrant and growing markets providing innovative and complex healthcare solutions in an ever changing business environment.

Reporting directly to our Senior Commercial Contracts Manager you will be part of a team of four Commercial Contracts Managers and one Contracts Support Analyst. You'll be sitting within Legal & Regulatory Affairs at Roche Diagnostics and your mission will be to provide sound commercial contract advice to all Business Areas both within Roche Diagnostics and Roche Diabetes Care. You'll assist in the development of sustainable commercial tender submissions and contract proposals which meet corporate/business area goals and metrics, whilst ensuring that you mitigate Company risk/liability levels and protect our reputation and financial interests.

You will also support the Roche Diagnostics Procurement function, reviewing/drafting contractual documentation, highlighting areas of risk, proposing/agreeing risk mitigating strategies and ensuring contracts are commercially and legally robust.

What You Will Be Doing
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts encompassing Roche's offering in line with public procurement regulations and Roche tender and contract governance;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating 3rd party sub-contracts to ensure appropriate legal back out (including service levels and monitoring) is in place;
  • Advise Business Areas on contractual rights and obligations and provide clarification on contract terms and conditions;
  • Provide ad hoc advice and guidance on EU public procurement legislation and contractual queries from internal departments.

What You Need for this Position

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent. In addition, you will either hold a CIPS qualification (Graduate Diploma) or be a qualified commercial contracts lawyer, with a track record of providing contractual expertise relating to the provision of high value complex goods and services (typically in excess of £5m+) and preferably to the healthcare market.

With a good level of contract law and also preferably a good level of knowledge of the public contracts procurement regulations, the Company's Business Areas will need to be able to rely on that expertise, along with your sound business acumen and professionalism as you will offer practical advice to all Business Areas and take accountability for the tender/contract reviews and projects assigned to you.

This position will offer exposure to all of the Company's operating businesses and therefore you must have the qualities to make a positive, professional impact in a highly complex cross-functional environment. You will be able to develop a strong collaboration with the sales teams across the board and remain focused on critical goals and outcomes.

Other critical attributes to your success in the position include:

  • Effective team player;
  • Effective internal/external stakeholder engagement skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Proven analytical and excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-starter who is action and impact oriented; possesses a strong sense of urgency and the ability to comfortably work independently (when required) or as part of a team, in an intensely deadline-oriented environment. Speed and accuracy are essential requirements for this position;
  • Trustworthy; demonstrating experience working with confidential information and in confidential situations; High integrity and an unyielding commitment to legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and preferably Google drive.

If you thrive on making a positive impact and contributing directly to your company's success, feel you have the commitment to teamwork and the innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organisation for you.


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
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