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Senior Supply Chain & Contract Manager

    Sector: Employability and Welfare to Work

    Salary: £60 - £80k

    Location: Nationwide

    Contact: Stuart Duffey

    Job ref: 12078

    Published: 7th May 2024

    Expiry date: 6th June 2024

Senior Supply Chain & Contract Manager

Senior Supply Chain & Contract Manager


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Supply Chain & Contract Manager to lead our procurement team and oversee strategic sourcing, supplier management, and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management, procurement processes, and contract management, coupled with a proven track record of success in driving operational efficiency and achieving cost-effective solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

Set strategy for the supply chain & contract team, managing spend multi million £ spend across various service categories.

Provide sound commercial advice and solutions to support business objectives.

Work collaboratively across geographic and organizational boundaries to deliver optimal business results and share best practices.

Supplier Management and Contract Negotiation:

Manage supplier contracts, focusing on strategic sourcing, supplier consolidation, and contract negotiation across multiple categories.

Develop and nurture strong supplier relationships to achieve the best overall operational and commercial arrangements for the business.

Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations throughout the procurement process.

Continuous Improvement:

Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance operational resilience and service delivery.

Lead change strategies to cope with fluctuations in service delivery and improve overall efficiency.

Drive operational excellence through the development and execution of new services and initiatives.

Bid Management and Business Development:

Collaborate closely with business development and bid teams to design, develop, and deliver strategic plans for all bids within the scope of responsibility.

Play a pivotal role in securing new business opportunities, including Functional Assessment Service, Access to Work Holistic Assessments, integrated lifestyle solution contracts, and others.

Lead cross-functional teams on ‘make or buy’ strategies, resource planning, and supply chain relationship management to ensure commercially sound contracting arrangements.


Qualifications and Experience:

Degree level education or equivalent experience.

Proven experience in senior supply chain and procurement management roles.

Demonstrated expertise in strategic sourcing, supplier management, and contract negotiation.

Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively across functions and geographies.

Track record of driving operational efficiency and achieving cost-effective solutions.

Experience in managing large supplier contracts and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and other relevant procurement tools.

Why Join Us?

Opportunity to lead a dynamic procurement team and drive strategic initiatives.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Flexible working arrangements and opportunities for personal development.

Be part of a forward-thinking organization committed to excellence in supply chain management.

Ready to Make an Impact?

If you’re a seasoned supply chain and contract professional with a passion for driving operational excellence and achieving business growth, we want to hear from you! Join us in shaping the future of supply chain dynamics and making a positive impact on our organization.

Apply here: If this role is of interest to you, please express your interest by completing the form and uploading your CV.

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