Supplier Relationship Manager - IT & Cloud

Procurement and Supply Chain
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed have engaged with a highly reputable Financial Services organisation to recruit for an experienced Supplier Relationship Manager to join their Stirling based business on a permanent basis.

As the Supplier Relationship Manager you will lead and develop the relationships with various strategic and critical suppliers to deliver maximum value both commercially and contractually within this role.

You will also be responsible for developing and implementing business led sourcing blueprint and supplier strategies whilst maintaining supplier relationships and ensuring a consistent delivery of associated strategic sourcing and outsourcing projects.

In addition, key responsibilities will include;
• Maintaining compliance with Company codes, policies and standards including procurement & associated processes
• Develop with the supplier an environment where innovation and continuous improvement throughout the supply chain are nurtured and encouraged
• Establish the mechanisms for identifying and capturing new ideas and opportunities, and for the prioritisation, investment, piloting and implementation of these
• Develop and manage the supplier governance structure ensuring an aggregated, holistic approach that addresses issues at an appropriate level and manner, and provides a single shared perspective across both organisations
• To understand Management Information requirements and use to drive the rights behaviours
• Conduct supplier review and strategy meetings in support of category strategy, focused on building appropriately termed, transparent supplier relationships

Ideally, you will be experience in managing complex strategic and critical Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have extensive commercial awareness across IT marketplace incl. offshore marketplace and supplier knowledge, have a clear understanding of best practice supplier relationship management knowledge, exemplify excellent stakeholder management skills up to Exec level, have a sound knowledge of the IT platforms and IT services (incl. software, hardware, networks & telecoms, outsource/managed services) and associated products, services, and suppliers.
Experience with working complex projects.

Making you feel valued is important to our client, so in exchange for your purchasing expertise and technical sourcing capability, they offer a competitive salary, generous reward package in an environment that provides continuous learning, development and a career that's full of opportunity.

If you meet the criteria above, please submit your CV. Only candidates with the above experience will be considered for the role.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding this role, please call Simon Johnston-Maude on 0131 240 3680.

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