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Head of Supply Chain (Employability Provision)

Head of  Supply Chain (Employability Provision)

Are you a strategic leader with extensive experience in supply chain management within the employability sector? Are you passionate about driving high performance and ensuring contractual compliance? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Head of Employability Provision Supply Chain!

About the Role

As the Head of Employability Provision Supply Chain, you will play a crucial role in managing our extensive supply chain network across all Employability Provision Contract Package Areas. Leading a team of dedicated Supply Chain Managers, you will drive high performance and contractual compliance, ensuring the successful delivery of key performance indicators and service level agreements. Your leadership will foster strong relationships with key stakeholders and drive continuous improvement in our operations and services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership & Management: Lead and manage a team of Supply Chain Managers, setting and meeting challenging targets and providing effective performance management.
  • Performance & Compliance: Oversee the delivery of key performance indicators and service level agreements across all supply chain partners, ensuring adherence to contractual requirements.
  • Continuous Improvement: Promote development and training across the supply chain management team, driving continuous improvement in operations and services.
  • Relationship Building: Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders across the supply chain network, influencing operational practices where required.
  • Risk Management: Take accountability for resolving operational, contractual, and performance risks and issues as they arise.
  • Collaboration: Build effective relationships with senior leaders across the supplier network, facilitating partnership working and high levels of motivation and innovation.
  • Reporting: Analyse contract performance data and run system-generated reports to ensure supply chain partners are performing as agreed.
  • People Development: Support succession planning and recruitment into management roles, ensuring effective management of supplier performance at all times.
  • Strategic Planning: Build an understanding of current and future needs and priorities regarding the Employability Provision contract, informing the development of an effective network of supply chain partners.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive leadership and people management experience within the employability sector.
  • Qualified to NVQ Level 5 or equivalent in Supply Chain Management.
  • Demonstrable experience of employability programmes, operations, and contract delivery.
  • Proven track record in leading high-performing teams in a senior role.
  • Strong commercial acumen in the management of contracts.
  • Experience in effectively analysing detailed management information to drive high performance.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships at a senior level.
  • Highly computer literate, with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible and professional approach to work, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Special Features of the Role

  • This is a home-based role, requiring regular travel to multiple delivery sites.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of participants, with the possibility of an enhanced DBS check.


This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the employability sector, leading a passionate team and driving the success of our Employability Provision. If you are ready to take on this challenge and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we want to hear from you!

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Join us and be a part of a team dedicated to making a real difference in people’s lives. Apply today!

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