Senior Enterprise Portfolio Manager

We are seeking an experienced and skilled Senior Enterprise Portfolio Manager to develop and manage the diverse and expanding portfolio of enterprise and innovation projects at The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute. You will manage high-impact projects aligned with our mission, strategic goals and values.

You will lead in scoping and evaluating potential commercial and income-generating opportunities and concepts. You will identify priorities for long-term business plans, dependencies and potential risks, supporting executive decision-making about options to pursue. For selected projects, you will develop high-quality business cases, proposals and bids.

As Senior Enterprise and Portfolio Manager, you will leverage your expertise in managing alignment, financial resources and capacity for response. You should have a proven track record of managing complex projects and programmes, delivering results on time and within budget, and providing line management for individuals in project teams.

With superb relationship-building skills, you will be comfortable connecting across academia and the health and care ecosystem to establish new high-value partnerships. You’ll understand how to develop activities of clear benefit to the NHS.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative professional who can think creatively, practically, and strategically, with excellent analytical and planning skills. You’ll demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to design and develop plans at operational levels and contribute to strategic developments, and execute strategic plans for enterprise and innovation initiatives.
  • A successful track record of securing income and establishing new partnerships.
  • Good business acumen with the ability to use sound commercial judgement and strong negotiation skills
  • Proven interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders, including industry partners, investors, and government agencies.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate strategies into actionable plans to drive enterprise and innovation initiatives.

The funds for these posts are available until 31 March 2027, in the first instance.

This is a full time post, part-time applications will be considered for no less than 80% FTE per week.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

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At THIS Institute we aim to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

Co-created by two exceptional organisations – the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence.

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