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Supply Chain Manager

  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Management
  • Date posted: 23/10/2018
  • Job reference: SCMEXP0007

Supply Chain Manager

Up to £65,000 + Car Allowance and Benefits


We are actively recruiting a Supply Chain Manager to take ownership of strategic procurement activities within the Network and Equipment support business of the UKs largest engineering and support services business, based in at the organisation's regional headquarters at Heathrow Airport.

The network and equipment support business unit includes Airports (Baggage Handling & Ground Service Equipment), Aggregates & Cement, Media, Education and Vehicle Engineering.

As Supply Chain Manager, you will:

  • Support the Head of Procurement to design, develop and implement strategies that meet the needs of each business
  • Work with key stakeholders in each business to identify, assess and quantify tangible opportunities to realise value through the supply chain, owning each opportunity from validation to realisation
  • Support the businesses to transition to, and benefit from, resulting contracts and supply chains

Key Objectives / Accountability:

  • Develop procurement strategies that maximise value for the business
  • To the highest professional standards, lead all associated supply market assessment, sourcing, market engagement, commercial evaluations and contract negotiation to establish comprehensive framework agreements, selecting suppliers that are able to deliver best in class solutions and are the right size and shape for the businesses requirement.
  • Working with local buyers, monitor key supplier performance, implementing appropriate governance, whilst undertaking regular supplier reviews.
  • Lead supplier relationship management plans with key suppliers, collating supplier performance issues and managing any improvement plans.
  • Support each business's growth agenda, supporting operational activities, including bidding activities and mobilisation of new customer contracts.
  • Provide a monthly status report to the Head of Procurement detailing project and programme progress, delivery against the Procurement Plan and Value Plan.

Professional Qualifications

  • Ideally Degree educated in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Law.
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification desirable

Specific Functional Skills and Experience:

  • Essential - Wide experience of managing strategic sourcing projects from conception through to completion communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Essential - Proven track record of identifying and delivering year-on-year procurement savings against targets, across a portfolio of procurement initiatives.
  • Essential - Experience of developing and obtaining buy-in for procurement strategies with key stakeholders.
  • Essential - Experience of managing supplier performance and relationships (with multi-million pound spend profiles)
  • Essential - Commercially astute, with the knowledge of how to use procurement and supply chain management to unlock value for the business;
  • Essential - Strategic thinker with the ability to establish and communicate vision and strategic direction;
  • Essential - Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Desirable - Comprehensive experience of drafting complex RfX documentation
  • Desirable - Comprehensive experience of drafting agreements for the supply of goods and services
  • Desirable - Experience of drafting NEC3 agreements;

Each role represents a fantastic opportunity to work with a diverse group of suppliers and supply chains and make a tangible difference to the performance of each business. Accordingly, the roles would suit high calibre individuals looking to progress their careers and expand the breadth of their experience in a leading engineering and support services business. In turn, the organisation offers the supportive environment you would expect for a FTSE 150 business, including salary up to £65,000, car allowance and a host of flexible benefits and career development opportunities. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for your next role please apply online or call the recruitment team on 01179309734 for more information.

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