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Supply Chain Manager - Rail

  • Job reference: BBBH4651
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Contract
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We are currently looking for a Supply Chain Manager to work for our client on one of the most demanding and exciting transport projects in Europe.

Job Summary:

This role will involve supporting the development, implementation and communication of Supply Chain activities across all stages of the procurement lifecycle. This involves working with potential suppliers and partners to engage with and prepare the industry for the scale of the project and to ensure they are the client of choice for suppliers in the rail and construction sectors. The Supply Chain Manager's (SCM) portfolio shall include specific accountabilities to the lead supply chain capacity work streams including; projects within the team and internal stakeholders. The Supply Chain Manager will provide support to the National College for High Speed Rail to engage with the client's supply chain.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake Supply Chain Capacity Mapping to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks in the market place in order to ensure the client is well informed. This may be encompass considering demand from other significant infrastructure projects, the external economic environment; and the demand created by different suppliers within the client's supply chain
  • Oversee and coordinate Supply Chain Capacity work streams and discrete projects initiated and led by both the SCM team, and by other internal teams. Ensuring that outputs are aligned in terms of: the high-level plans; deliverables; presentations to the client and external governance forums; and any resulting action plans
  • Facilitate engagement between the client supply chain and The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) to secure input into the development and utilisation of the College to ensure it meets supply chain skills and resource requirements
  • Work with the NCHSR and the client SEE team to ensure where and when appropriate skills specific Supply Chain Engagement plans are developed, implemented and communicated to all stakeholders to ensure cohesion and continuity of communications with the supply chain
  • Supply Chain Management Function
  • Promote a culture of building excellent Supply Chain relationships built on trust, openness that enhance the client's reputation in the market place
  • Develop and implement a co-ordinated supply chain engagement strategy to communicate with all potential suppliers as relates to their specific SCM portfolio
  • Lead market sounding exercises relating to their own SCM portfolio and contribute towards the delivery of others as required
  • Lead meetings, workshops and engagement events required to support the delivery of the project
  • Provide ongoing operation support in the maintenance of all sources of SCM data and tools
  • Support with the timely and accurate reporting in accordance with SCM programme governance
  • Work with other members of the commercial directorate team where cross working between the various groups and SCM is needed

Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of government initiatives, policies and best practice approaches to SCM
  • Understanding of the commercial and contract delivery lifecycle; including key activities during market engagement, procurement and delivery
  • Understanding of systems and reporting applications including procurement and commercial tools
  • Appreciation of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation
  • Knowledge of different procurement routes including use of OJEU processes and government frameworks
  • Understanding of project scheduling, planning and project management approaches and techniques
  • Experience of large projects or working within/under a similar matrix organisational structure
  • Experience of managing a SCM or supplier engagement programme
  • Experience of stakeholder management, internal and external communication, including engagement of third-party suppliers
  • Experience within a procurement, financial or commercial governance structure, with supporting policy and processes
  • Experience of establishing and leading projects on a 'task and finish' basis whereby the project teams will disband once the work streams are completed and any actions/changes must be embedded into business as usual management within the relevant teams and functions

If interested, please click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV.

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