Bid and Business Development Manager

Job reference: 154076BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Pharmacy
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Bid & Business Development Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Manager within the Boots UK Pharmacy Team. This is your chance to become a vital part of the team responsible for developing and tendering for locally commissioned pharmacy services and Hospital schemes. Your role will be to create a compelling case for the services we offer to our customers, ensuring that pharmacy is at the heart of our business.

The NHS faces increasing financial pressure and reform is required to move services away from secondary care settings, such as hospitals, into communities. This ensures that care can be delivered closer to patient’s homes whilst also affording savings to the NHS. Boots UK has over 2,000 Pharmacies and 600 Opticians and we believe that we are ideally placed to develop and deliver services to support this transformation of care.

With lockdown restrictions starting to ease this is an area of huge potential to develop an established business further and needs great people who want to shape and grow the future as well as their own. You’ll get to work with several different functions across the business, so the ability to partner and work collaboratively is essential for this role.

About the opportunity

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of an established team that will shape how Boots shapes and supports both the NHS and Hospital Pharmacy Outpatient Dispensing market with its customer proposition. You will be part of a cross-functional, diverse, and very agile team and have an opportunity to build relationships across the wider business. You will be able to demonstrate your wide range of skills to a broad set of stakeholders that could lead to further career development opportunities. In return, we will build a personal development plan with you that helps you develop and further your career.

• Work as part of a team developing services and responding to tenders.
• Work closely with the team to identify tender opportunities and support the field teams in responding to these.
• Understand clinical guidance and translate this into appropriate care pathways and service offers.
• Understand customer requirements and then use your clinical expertise and commercial awareness to develop innovative service solutions, building financial models, and present these in tender documents or to senior leaders for approval.
• Work closely with colleagues in other parts of the Pharmacy team such as our Finance team, Property & Estates team, Learning, and Development team, Pharmacy Operations team, and the Chief Pharmacist’s Office.

About you

• You will have experience working within the pharmacy or healthcare sector.
• You will have a keen eye for detail and ensure that your workstream is managed with pace and on time.
• You will be happy with ambiguity – as some projects can change quickly.
• You will be able to demonstrate experience of using strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills
• You will be comfortable in exploring the facts and be able to make complex ideas simple for others and make recommendations for resolving issues.
• You will understand the external market and commissioners and have the bigger picture in mind.


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays, etc (the UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying, and much more (exclusions may apply,