Vendor Manager

Procurement People
£25,000 - £40,000 per annum
30 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Vendor Manager (Professional Services) Location: Plymouth Salary: £25,000 - 40,000 plus benefits Our client is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth and are therefore seeking varying levels of Vendor Management specialists to join their team. As a Senior Vendor Manager you will manage the Vendor Management team and supplier network, ensuring strong relationships are built enabling leverage for 'best service for best price' at all times and support business needs. Key Accountabilities: Line manage, support and mentor the Assistant Vendor Managers (AVM's) Monitor workload and oversee outputs to SLA's and assist / mentor AVM's where required Preparation of Management Information (KPIs) for the VM team and as per contract requirements Participate in scoping meetings individually, in support of AVM;s and in liaison with Head of Vendor Management (HVM) Construct RFI/RFP/RFQ's using appropriate criteria and manage the tender process for strategic projects. Including sourcing, negotiating and contracting with suppliers in response to client request. Maintain and manage Supplier risks and issues. Lead the escalation and resolution of issues relating to suppliers with the customer service team and HVM to resolve service issues and maintain quality standards Support HVM in development, implementation and maintenance of Supplier Relationship Management plans (SRM) Support and delegate in collecting and analysing benchmark data Continuously search market and meet best in class / innovative Suppliers to understand their capabilities Skills and Experience: High level of personal and interpersonal skills, including strong communication, planning and organisation skills Understanding and proven experience of supply chain management, vendor selection and negotiating and agreeing preferential rates with suppliers Strong and proven ability to negotiate continuous, high and low contract values, with suppliers Able to build effective supplier relationships. Logical, analytical approach with good attention to detail and the ability to interpret data and other information accurately Able to communicate and present management KPI reports and information in an effective, relevant, and timely manner for the appropriate audience (internal or external) Able to demonstrate IT expertise and knowledge of data presentation, e.g. use of databases and running reports, excel spread sheets, graphs etc. Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines Line management or mentoring experience (professional or otherwise) Expertise / experience in Contract Law and terminology Diploma or Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS Level 4 or 3) (preferable but not essential) This job was originally posted as

More jobs like this