Supplier Relationship Manager

Surrey, UK
12 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Supplier Relationship Manager

Pontoon have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Relationship Manager to join a major client in Surrey on a permanent basis.

Working hours: Monday - Friday (flexible working hours)

Location: Surrey

Salary: Up to £60,000 pa

Job Description:

Pontoon has an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Relationship Manager to join a global leading company who specialise in insurance, risk management and consulting services We're looking for you to take the lead in facilitating and governing our critical intra group and third party supplier agreements and provide support for business owners to drive best commercial and operational value for their business and end clients. You'll be integral to supporting outsourcing growth and new business opportunities. You will play a fundamental role within our business supporting various high-level initiatives driven by our senior stakeholders.

  • You manage the outsourced supplier model, working within the existing Supplier Management and the Offshore team as part of the wider UK Operations Commercial function.
  • You seek to provide visibility of risk with mitigation, driving visible value, enabling decision-making whilst retaining controls. When the business conducts new activity (offshore or outsourced) you are aware, ensuring we meet and adhere to our policies and legal obligations.
  • You're an expert when dealing with contracts. It's clear to you when suppliers meet, exceed or fail in their obligations to us and you're happy to take control of the situations surrounding this.
  • You build robust MI for a wide and varied audience across our business. Using your strong analytical skills to assess performance, highlighting areas where performance is inadequate and striving for remedies.
  • You have a dedicated approach and deep knowledge of our market and industry when it comes to outsourcing; it's why you're so credible.

It would be great to see candidates with:
  • With a proven track record and educated to degree level, you have relevant market experience. Combined with a thorough grasp of contract wording you also comprehend the full procurement lifecycle.
  • Your validated experience of the full spectrum of reporting includes detailed MI and board level Exec reporting. You're credible engaging at all levels; keen to make improvements that really matter.
  • With natural problem-solving skills, you have an ability to think quickly and adeptly about how to address problems whilst improving processes and eliminating delays.
  • An expert in PowerPoint and excel you create high quality presentations; combined with your ability to influence, negotiate and persuade others you are an ambitious decision maker.
  • You are eligible to work in the UK, happy to be based in Leatherhead but with regular travel to London and some offshore.

Pontoon is part of the Adecco Group which is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from one of our consultants within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance. Your CV will be kept on file and you will be considered for future vacancies that match your skills.


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