Supplier Relationship Manager, IT | FTSE 100 Financial Services | Sussex

£50,000 – 58,000 + Bonus + Private Healthcare + 25 days Holiday
20 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

One of the UK’s largest financial services organisations is undergoing a period of change, not only in the Procurement team, but business wide. The team has seen significant change in recent months as they continue to revolutionise the way they approach Procurement, shifting evermore to a strategic, collaborative approach, whilst continually striving for optimum agility and maintaining a competitive edge. Adopting market leading practices and effective sourcing solutions, this organisation is driving best practice across the industry and have several exciting development opportunities within the team.

As Supplier Relationship Manager, you will need to have the ability to influence and manage complex stakeholder relationships as the new Procurement strategy is rolled out across the business. You should have previous exposure to IT software or services in a Procurement capacity and should have some experience of category management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the commercial and contractual relationships with allocated key suppliers , throughout the lifecycle of the agreement
  • Support the development of best practise methodology for SRM through the application of rigorous and effective contract management policy and process, including comprehensive understanding of allocated supplier Agreements and strategy, applicable business unit strategy, business plan and key stakeholders.
  • To manage various SRM policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date, fit for purpose and available across the group to the wider SRM community

Skills Required:

  • Communicating & Influencing – ability to engage with and influence stakeholders across all levels of the internal and supplier organisations through clear, concise communication.
  • Commercial Awareness – a high level of commercial awareness is required with a clear understanding of the contract lifecycle.
  • Flexibility & Change – must be able to adapt to a changing and versatile environment whether that be priorities, team structures, supplier portfolio or working practices and stakeholders
  • Analysis & Judgement – must be able to review and understand complex commercial models with an ability to present coherent, concise proposals for decision making
  • Process Management – must be able to apply planning and thought to design, management and continual improvement of governance and reporting processes

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