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Supplier Relationship Manager

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  • *Supplier Relationship Manager (Permanent) – Leading Financial Services Organisation Permanent – £55,000 per annum plus exceptional benefits – Liverpool**

My client has an exciting permanent opportunity available for an experienced Supplier Relationship Manager based out of their Liverpool offices. The business has a number of critical suppliers; so looking to recruit a Supplier Relationship Manager to ensure the effective management of the key relationships, building trust and cooperation, while maximising the value from those relationships.

Key Responsibilities
Key areas you will be responsible for; Stakeholder Management, Contract Management, Governance, Performance Management, Management Information and Problem Management.

Work with relevant business stakeholders across Operations, Technology, Transformation and Procurement to define the 1st line Supplier Relationship Management framework, communicate the framework and embed it across the business. Help communicate the business’ strategic priorities to suppliers and create a strategic plan and corresponding roadmap. Inform terms and conditions and ensure they are periodically reviewed to reflect business requirements, ensuring that the supplier is compliant with terms and conditions of the contract and act as the first point of contact for any contract queries. Inform and manage the contract change request process to ensure that they are appropriately considered and actioned in accordance with the required governance. Design and implement a governance structure for effective management of suppliers and stakeholders, with defined roles and responsibilities and clear escalation points. Organise and facilitate governance meetings with suppliers, ensuring that decisions, actions and issues are recorded, distributed and escalated appropriately.

Determine appropriate key performance and risk indicators that can be used to effectively manage supplier relationships. Design and develop Management Information with suppliers. Review Management Information and use the output to identify risk, issues and opportunities for improvement / additional value add from the supplier relationships. Support the management of issue and conflict resolution with relevant stakeholders and suppliers, ensuring that any escalations are undertaken as per the governance framework.

Skills required for this role
A proven track record of Supplier Relationship Management / Vendor Management / Commercial Management
Experience of managing large (£50m+) multi-service, complex, long term contractual and outsourcing relationships
Previous experience maximising added value from supplier relationships
Proven track record of building and maintaining effective stakeholder and executive level relationships both internally and externally
Strong commercial awareness
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Financial service (pensions in particular), Banking or Technology sector experience is advantageous
Knowledge of contract law is highly desirable
Excellent IT systems knowledge and experience

If interested and you match the criteria above, please send your CV for immediate consideration. For more details, please contact Liz at Advantage Resourcing on 0161 871 8269. REF 828932

Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.

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