Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager

GBP30000 - GBP50000 per annum + pension + bonus
21 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
Gajan Sivarajah
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager - Greenfield opportunity - Indirect Categories - Birmingham (flexible working) - up to £45,000-£50,000+ Package

This greenfield Procurement function has been pumping investment into their recently established SRM Centre of Excellence and the function has gone from strength to strength during the last year, being shortlisted for a number of CIPS and industry awards for the ground that's been made in the journey towards best-in-class SRM. Now the CFO has signed off further headcount within the team (Supplier Relationship Manager, Marketing & Indirects), you will report directly into an award-winning Head of Procurement.

As Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager, Indirects you will:-

  • Play a pivotal role in improving the management of key supplier relationships across four streams: Contract Management, Performance Management, Relationship Management and Sustainable Procurement, sitting within the Procurement team
  • Own multiple strategic relationships from various business areas, providing thought leadership and subject matter expertise to executive internal stakeholders
  • Provide financial and quantitative analysis on supplier delivery versus business requirements and contractual commitments
  • Appropriately challenge the business in circumstances of increased risk and cost, and provide innovative solutions to generate "win-wins" for the stakeholders as well as Procurement
  • Passionately participate in broader commercial initiatives centred around improving relationships and collaboration
  • Be an inspirational mentor to more junior Supplier Relationship Management and Procurement professionals, instilling a high-performance culture and coaching best-in-class SRM

Required background:-

  • Proven track record of successfully managing key supplier relationships within complex Blue Chip environments
  • CV that demonstrates your ability to successfully oversee large multi-faceted contracts, achieve financial benefit delivery, effective contract management and SRM innovation
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Degree, Prince 2 and MCIPS preferred though not essential

If you are a high-achieving Supplier Relationship Management professional looking to play a pivotal role in a newly created SRM Centre of Excellence, enjoy a collaborative team ethos and progress your career, this could be a fantastic career move for you.

To apply or find out more please send your CV directly to or through this forum.