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Strategic Vendor Manager

RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted09 July 2018

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Strategic Vendor Manager – Procurement & Sourcing - Transformation & Change Management – Market Leading Brand – London/Surrey - ‎£40,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Benefits Package

Contact:[email removed]

Owing to sustained investment from the Board, Procurement at this iconic organisation has evolved from a tactical purchasing function to a strategic procurement centre of excellence. There is, however, still much room for improvement.

As part of a new board backed initiative, the business have created a new procurement excellence team to work across the entire procurement landscape to streamline the supplier base and create opportunities for strategic partnerships to trigger supplier-sourced innovation. Considering that Procurement actively controls a £Multi-Million spend across a vast array of goods and services, this is a huge undertaking.

The Strategic Vendor Manager will play a key role in this highly-skilled team, having the following tasks:
  • Engaging with Procurement and their stakeholders to ‎streamline the supply base, driving standardised strategic process across the supplier base
  • Working directly with the head of sourcing excellence and category management team to implement a high-performance culture across enterprise-wide Procurement activities
  • Developing and effectively using key metrics to measure performance against monthly and annual objectives
  • Improving and delivering catered supplier governance models to allow for regular performance updates regarding preferred supplier usage, supplier consolidation / reduction, risk remediation, alignment with stakeholders and clearly defined pipeline of initiatives
  • Aligning stakeholders across different teams, forming relationships and centralising process
  • Creating and effectively using innovative tools to give an executive view of progress

Required background, skills & experience:-
  • Strong experience in supplier and contract management
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent commercial, communication, influencing and relationship skills, and prepared to challenge both suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Very strong negotiation skills
  • A capacity for critical thinking and analysis
  • An ability to read, understand and analyze complex supply contracts
  • An ability to manage a high workload, to work independently and plan your work to meet deadlines
  • Experience in identifying and delivering process improvement in a complex operating environment

This is an exciting opportunity to carve a name for yourself within a Board sprogramme, work closely with exceptionally bright professionals and progress to Senior Management within a short time period.

To find out more please send your CV to[email removed] or apply through this forum.

Key skills: Procurement, Supplier Management SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Governance, Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing, Change Management, Transformation, Performance management, contract management, global sourcing, negotiation, stakeholder management, procurement analysis, commercial management, project management

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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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