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Supplier Relationship Manager

Reference3414996_222352
EmployerHays
Industry SectorIT & Technology, Services
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Town/CityReading
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted06 September 2018

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Growing SME! Be apart of the build!

Your new company
Overview We have an exciting new opportunity for a Supplier Relationship Manager to join our newly formed Supplier Management function. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of delivering corporate value and profitability in end to end Supply Chain Operations, Vendor Management and Procurement in global IT Managed Services.


Your new role
This is a great opportunity to see the rewards of you work first hand and be a part of a growing business!
The role will be to manage the APAC Supplier relationships. Some of the key accountabilities are:
  • Developing strong relationships with Key stakeholders within the business
  • Sourcing and engage key suppliers within the APAC region, providing cost effective resilience and coverage.
  • Assisting the Supplier Contract and Pricing Managers with the APAC supplier performance and relationship information to support contract renewals and negotiations.
  • Assisting the sales team with APAC Project pricing on large customer deals.
  • Managing all new APAC suppliers onboarded and ensure expectations are met.
  • Ensuring system information is kept up to date and accurate for our APAC suppliers.
  • Managing APAC supplier scorecards
  • Holding / documenting regular APAC supplier reviews
  • Documenting corrective actions and following through with Suppliers
  • Implementing ad-hoc site visits to ensure compliance with Supplier code of conduct and rule of engagement.
  • Increasing value delivered from our APAC suppliers using a “win/win” approach.
  • Deliver tangible year on year cost savings to the business through effective negotiation.
  • Providing ideas for process improvements
  • Providing recommendations and advice on how to avoid any additional costs.
  • Monitoring and assisting with customer Supplier issues within the APAC region.



What you'll need to succeed
You will be an accomplished Supplier Relationship Manager excited at the prospect of joining a new function. You should have the following skills:
  • 5 years’+ experience in Supplier Relationship management / Procurement
  • Demonstrable experience of contract and pricing negotiation
  • Demonstrable experience of using and designing KPIs, SLAs and other performance metrics to drive supplier improvements.
  • Strong track record of delivering cost reduction targets with no deterioration in operational performance.
  • Proven experience of working in a complex multi-supplier environment
  • Demonstrable experience in Supplier Performance Management
  • Excellent commercial acumen & problem-solving skills
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation, spanning geographical and functional boundaries
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word and working knowledge of purchasing systems.


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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