Strategic Supplier Manager

Milton Keynes Permanent £68,099 - £76,612 per year
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

An organisation in Milton Keynes.

Job Description

  • Leadership of 10 to 15 preferred suppliers and a select number of strategic suppliers, utilising the full implementation of the Supplier Management Framework, to include the development of supplier joint account plans, claims management, savings and continuous improvement targets, relationship development modelling whilst meeting all contract, regulatory, risk-reward and exit strategy requirements
  • Working collaboratively with the relevant Strategic Category Manager/s and Strategic Sourcing Manager/s, together with all relevant customers and stakeholders (e.g. at 'Heads of' level), to drive the fullest overall cost, risk, relationship and performance value
  • Delivery of on-going and significant savings throughout the contract and relationship life cycle, underpinned by leadership of incremental cost, service and overall value derivation
  • Establish a collaborative way of working with owned suppliers, relevant customers and stakeholders, to execute the Supplier Management Framework. Support the operational owners of the contracts in their day-to-day accountabilities with their supplier/s
  • Execution of the Meeting Governance Framework for specifically led suppliers, to include executive sponsorship at Route Finance Director level
  • Identification of evolving business requirements throughout the contract and relationship life cycle, to include contract change and demand management activities
  • Recognised for their Supplier Management expertise, providing specialist advice
  • Introduce a supplier enabled innovation capability to deliver competitive advantage with preferred suppliers and a select number of strategic suppliers
  • Lead a team of Supplier Managers and Supplier Contract Specialists and contribute to the development of the Supplier Management team to maximise value for the organisation by supporting and providing guidance to peers and input into training requirements and fostering team work
  • Oversee transparent and well managed supplier contract performance, pipeline activities and customer satisfaction, ensuring that savings are accurately reported and there is cross-functional alignment and learnings

The Successful Applicant

  • Educated to a degree standard or equivalent and MCIPS qualified (or equivalent professional body with chartered status)
  • Experience of leading supplier contracts and relationships with senior level engagement
  • Line management experience
  • Solution driven, innovator, cost and value led
  • Experience with cross-functional collaborative working methods
  • Politically aware, with the ability to use direct and indirect influencing strategies
  • Demonstrable level of problem-solving experience and in large, complex organisations
  • Relationship, cost, risk and value led, with the ability to deliver significant defined relationship and commercial value

What's on Offer

  • Performance related pay scheme (30%)
  • A choice of pension: Defined contribution with employer contributions up to 7% or an average salary scheme that has the option of becoming a final salary pension scheme after 5 years of employment
  • Season ticket loan: handy for those who travel to work by rail. We can loan you the cost of an annual season ticket with a subsidy for up to 75% of the cost
  • Private medical cover: currently provided by AXA Health with the option to buy additional cover (as applicable) for family members or take a cash alternative
  • Enhanced leave: We provide paid entitlements for sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave in addition to carer/volunteer leave and ability to buy, sell or bank annual leave
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Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Milton Keynes
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Siobhan Pearson
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