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Supplier Relationship Manager (Mechanical Supply Chain)

  • Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 30/06/2017
  • Job reference: J368033A

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Our client, a leading engineering organisation is currently looking to recruit a Supplier Relationship Manager to effectively own the day to day relationships with suppliers across the mechanical supply chain. The post holder will be working exclusively within the Mechanical team and will have responsibility for the supply chain management approach.

This is not a buying / purchasing role, we're looking for excellent Relationship Management skills and someone who can manage operational performance of suppliers.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Working with a multifunctional team to develop and implement UK sourcing and management strategies for various Mechanical categories
  • Manage the performance of the suppliers in the categories
  • Collection and analysis of risk intelligence and the prevention and treatment of risk through the supply chain
  • Collection and analysis of supplier performance and trends
  • Identify, Implement and manage improvement plans
  • Championing a continuous improvement philosophy within the Company and with our suppliers

Why should you apply?

  • As a Supplier Relationship Manager you will be driving towards achieving a vision of creating and enabling the conditions to shape the best performing and sustainable supply base capable of supporting global leadership
  • This role provides a fantastic opportunity for the successful individual to take on a focused role with tangible deliverables.
  • You will be working in a fast-paced, multi-national, energetic team who strive for personal and professional excellence.
  • On-the-job training and mentoring for promising individuals.
  • Although primarily a UK role, international travel may be included as part of the multi-national nature of the team, providing you with the opportunity to learn and work with other cultures
  • Opportunities for development into other roles

Experience required:

  • Experience of supply chain management in the Aerospace or Defence Industry or similar environments such as Space, Automotive etc
  • Knowledge of risk management, identification, analysis, forecast and action planning
  • Effective evaluation of suppliers business, technical, manufacturing, design and TLCM readiness
  • Expertise in relationship management tools and techniques
  • Expertise in Business Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence tools and techniques
  • Preferably educated to degree level
  • Professional accreditation an advantage
  • Engineering experience/qualifications an advantage
  • Strong team skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive approach / Self starter
  • Team player with cultural sensitivity
  • Able to work within a demanding and changing environment
  • IT skills in terms of data analysis, manipulation and presentations

Due to the nature of the work my client conducts, candidates will be required to either hold or obtain a minimum of UK SC level Security Clearance. Please familiarise yourself with this process before applying.

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