Supply Chain Manager

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Transport & Logistics
£60,000 to £65,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Permanent/Full Time
Date Posted
16th November 2017

Job Description

A company who have been established for over 100 years, operate in 120 countries, globally and employ 640K people are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join their team in Cheltenham. They improve the lives of thousands of people across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands by creating productive, safe and smooth working environment.

You will serve as a senior management team member for a strategic customer account, leading the customer and supply chain commercial agenda. The Commercial and Supply Chain Manager will ensure that activities on the account are carried out effectively and in accordance with contractual requirements, as well as wider company policies and procedures. The customer contract involves the provision of hard and soft facilities management services via a PFI service agreement to a large and complex customer site, with regular changes in service requirements, as well as, project works. The successful candidate will need to work closely with Operational Management and the customer as well as liaising with a range of wider internal and external stakeholders.

The role comes with a range of benefits, including 25 days holiday, life assurance, contributory pension and a company car.

As a Supply Chain Manager, your main duties will include:
  • Leading the customer and commercial agenda for the contract, ensuring auditable commercial and procurement activities are carried out effectively and in accordance with the customer contract and wider company policies.
  • Ensuring that key commercial aspects of the customer contract are understood by Operational Management and that plans are in place for ensuring the successful commercial outcomes of the customer contract.
  • Providing contractual and commercial advice to Operational Management.
  • Liaising with Finance to ensure management of the annual budget cycle and provide advice on the impact of Commercial and Procurement matters.
  • Managing and driving the interface between the Account team and the regional procurement function.
  • Negotiating independently within given boundaries or in conjunction with other stakeholders, and communicating outcomes and any operational or commercial actions.
  • Leading on the development of contract records management, contractual performance reporting and risk registers for the customer and sub-contractors.
  • Providing the Account Director with insights, recommendations and analytics support.
To be a successful Supply Chain Manager, you will have the following skills and experiences:
  • Hold an IACCM, CIPS or QS qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in the same or similar role.
  • Have a demonstrable knowledge and experience of commercial contract forms and imperatives.
  • The ability to develop and articulate commercial and procurement business cases for executive level approvals.
  • The ability to negotiate on high ‘value at stake’ issues.
Due to the nature of this role, you must have the ability to gain DV level security clearance.

In return, a Manager will receive a salary of £60,000 - £65,000 Per Annum.

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