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Supplier Relationship Manager

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Supplier Relationship Manager

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Technology & Electronics
Salary£48,000 to £60,000 per annum
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 August 2017

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A global defence and infrastructure technology design, implementation and control business seek to recruit a Supplier Relationship Manager on a permanent basis due to further expansion of the business.

This Supplier Relationship Manager will be responsible for Strategic Procurement Vendor management across all business units, focusing on new and existing supplier relationship. The role will be leading on strategic reviews of provided services and manage contracts and negotiation with key partners.

The Supplier Relationship Manager will establish direct relationship with key vendors, negotiating competitive business terms and demonstrate exceptional supplier relationship management.

Applicants applying for this Supplier Relationship Manager will be considered from all industries, however experience in IT software / hardware ( including licensing ) is preferred. Currently the supply base is split between.
• 50% - IT Suppliers
• 50% - Electronics, Mechanical, Electro-mechanical suppliers and sub contracts.

Role – Supplier Relationship Manager / Vendor Manager
Type – Permanent position
Location – Bristol, Avon
Salary – £48,000 - £60,000 + Benefits

Key roles and responsibilities for Supplier Relationship Manager / Vendor Manager and will not be limited to:
• Establish and manage divisional vendor strategy with key strategic partners covering maintenance, IT, software / hardware ( including licensing ), systems and Sub-systems.
• Generate partnership and framework agreements
• Manage and optimise supplier performance against agreements
• Maintain supplier relationship while effectively resolving supplier issues to ensure align with expectations
• Drive the strategic vendor management process for areas of responsibility
• Develop category sourcing opportunity assessments and strategies based on changing market conditions for assigned supplies
• Leverage supplier performance ranking processes and reporting to drive evaluation of suppliers
• Support the delivery line of business procurement manager within all divisions as required
• Ensure commercial protections are in place – Supply agreements, NDA’s, TAA’s and Export licenses

Key experience skills and experience required for Supplier Relationship Manager / Vendor Manager job applicant role:
• Proven experience within a Supplier Relationship / Vendor Management role
• IT – Software & Hardware ( including licensing )
• Advanced competency in negotiation planning skills with the ability to apply key procurement components
• Degree educated, MCIPS qualified or working towards CIPS qualification – preferred and not essential
• Excellent communication skills, written, spoken and presentations

To apply for this Supplier Relationship Manager / Vendor Manager, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

To apply for this Supplier Relationship Manager / Vendor Manager, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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