Apply now »

Strategic Partnership Manager


Leeds, Yorkshire and Humberside, GB Manchester, North West, GB GB

Job Family:  Sales
Country/Region:  United Kingdom

Strategic Partnership Manager (This role covers the North of England)


Coloplast is the world’s leading MedTech company and we are currently recruiting for a Strategic Partnership Manager covering the North.  Do you have great NHS knowledge and insight? Do you enjoy interacting with a wide range of senior stakeholders?  Are you self-driven with high professional standards?   If so, read on…


The role

Reporting to the Head of Strategic Sales, this role is responsible for delivering several key priorities for the business aligned to the changing NHS. This includes ensuring market access across the UK for Coloplast brands and services in Chronic Care by driving NHS understanding of Stoma Management, delivering sustainable services and pathways and improving access for patients to consistent, high-quality care.  The role will also have accountability to prepare the market for breakthrough innovations and focus ICS endorsement of Coloplast Charter as a healthcare provider.


 Essential duties include:

  • Partnering with Regional Business leader to evaluate business data and environmental information to agree on business priorities
  • Identify, build and deliver Excellence in Stoma care, using mechanisms for change such as Business Cases as the conduit (funding, patient and referral flows)
  • Ensure all Coloplast Charter, B&P and Brava products have full market access across the region
  • Prepare the region and allocated ICSs with market access activity for current products, pipeline products and service launches across Chronic Care
  • Assist in the development of local care standards and patient pathways for Coloplast products and services
  • Be at the forefront in knowledge of the funding flows and understand the priorities and strategy of each allocated ICS
  • Map and manage ICS stakeholders through strong relationships
  • Engage with other wider system stakeholders to understand the benefit to Coloplast (e.g. APC, AHSN or local authorities)
  • Leverage provider and payor support, in collaboration with Territory Managers and RBLs, to positively influence formularies and facilitate new Stoma pathways
  • Demonstrate key influence and understanding of national or regional working groups and KOLs and, where appropriate, be involved with activities, providing insightful political intelligence over the shape of health policy and NHS activities.


To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Commercial acumen with an ability to focus on proactively identifying opportunities, delivering creative objectives and solutions
  • Ability to understand data, analysing and using insights to define objectives and deliver results
  • Excellent selling, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Key account management and stakeholder engagement
  • A strong drive for results
  • Track record in successful Project Management
  • Understanding of the NHS landscape


Education and experiences required:

  • Experience of working in a medical/pharmaceutical environment in a similar role
  • Experience of working with NHS bodies, and Senior Stakeholders in a payer environment
  • Record of successfully developing key opinion leaders
  • Demonstrates ability to horizon scan opportunities and develop strong business plans to influence the wider business
  • High standard of oral and written communication, including well developed presentation skills
  • Full driving licence


Need more information

For more information please visit our website or contact Nicki Makin (Senior HR Business Partner) at gb_recruitment@coloplast.comNo agencies please.



If you are interested in this position, please apply online as soon as possible.


Coloplast Limited is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


Visit us on

Watch the film. Follow us on LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook.


Apply now »