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Head of Supplier Management

  • Job reference: BBBH4717
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Summary

We are recruiting for a Head of Supplier Management

Our client plans to establish a Supplier Management (SM) function in order to have a centralised approach to how they lead and manage potential and existing companies in their supply chain.

It is envisaged that the Head of SM will advance and proactively develop the Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) capability within the organisation to deliver best practice supplier management.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the SM Function that integrates the SCM and SRM teams to ensure the development and success of our client's Supplier Relationships from the early market engagement, through the procurement lifecycle, and into the contract delivery and close out
  • Build relationships with senior executives and key strategic suppliers to promote world class performance and best practice throughout the supply chain
  • Lead and develop a team, setting clear and challenging objectives, reviewing performance to ensure that members of the team can develop and have the necessary understanding to deliver the team's objectives
  • Ensure that the team is aligned to the company's Vision, Mission, and Values
  • Implement and lead the team which operates an overarching framework for SM that reflects a matrix organisation design where supplier management is discharged both centrally and in the functional areas
  • Champion the SM Framework to ensure that excellent Supplier Relationships are built on trust and openness, which delivers collaborative behaviours and enhances the company's reputation in the marketplace
  • Identify individual treatment options and strategies for each key strategic supplier and provide the gravitas and leadership to influence the implementation of each strategy
  • Ensure that the relationships with our key and strategic suppliers are built on established pillars of best practice, identifying the agenda and reporting requirements for quarterly Supplier Relationship Management reviews with our key and strategic Suppliers
  • Work with other functions, such as EDI/Skills/Occupational Health/Community Engagement/Innovation/BIM, to enable them to engage and work with our key and strategic suppliers
  • Develop a coordinated and collaborative approach to working with stakeholders and government agencies, to benchmark our programme and enhance delivery by capturing and learning from what others are doing

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Supplier Measurement Systems, public sector procurement and the associated regulations and knowledge of construction contracts, including the NEC3 suite
  • Knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of supply markets; and either pre OJEU supply chain engagement approaches or post OJEU supplier relationship management approaches
  • Ability to implementing collaborative working in a multi-contract multi stakeholder environment
  • Ability to develop and implement transformation projects with impacts on supply chains and client ways of working
  • Ability to analyse and develop Industry and Supplier Capacity models
  • Ability to develop relationships across supply chains and organisations in either procurement, contract management, supply chain management or supplier relation management

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV.

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