Senior Supply Chain Manager

Job ID: 688198
Location: Bury
Category: Defence
Salary: Negotiable
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We are looking for a strong candidate who can lead a supply chain team to develop sourcing strategy, deliver best value procurements and effectively manage suppliers.
The PHOENIX II contract procures and manages commercial (non-operational) fleet and fleet services to the UK MOD both in the UK and overseas. The Senior Supply Chain Manager is responsible for a team of supply chain managers and support staff based in Aztec West, Bristol who are accountable for the delivery of a broad and complex supply chain with an annual spend in excess of £80m.
Main Tasks:
Lead and manage a team of supply chain managers and administrators
Deliver the procurement programme in line with project timescales
Undertake sourcing activity in line with the Babcock strategic sourcing model
Developing supply chain solutions that support the delivery of the PHOENIX II service both in the UK and overseas.
Contract drafting in accordance with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) flow down requirements
Delivering key procurement activities to support the fleet replacement programme
Drafting tender and contract documents
Developing and implementing effective procurement strategies for fleet management operations
Managing strategic supplier relationships and performance
Meeting business targets on savings and performance
Taking the lead on strategic supplier negotiations
Managing supply chain risk
Developing Partnering Agreements and Service Level Agreements with key suppliers and developing relationships across the supply base
Supporting Business Development and New Projects
Developing supplier implementation plans for new products/projects
Contributing to cost reduction and cost avoidance targets
Driving innovation from supply chain partners
Interfacing with other procurement departments and the Group Fleet Category Lead
Delivery of the procurement and supply chain activity on the PHOENIX II contract in line with the group functional MO for procurement
Supporting a continual improvement/culture across the procurement and supply chain function
Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times
Technical Experience and Qualifications:
Degree level or significant equivalent experience
MCIPS or equivalent post grad qualification
Experience of CCS procurement practices (process and frameworks agreements)
Experience of supply chain management in a large organisations
Knowledge of European Union (EU) procurement regulations
Knowledge and experience of working with public sector procurement
Experience of Ministry of Defence (MOD) environment and working with Government customers
Experience of vehicle procurement contracts and markets
Experience of drafting terms and conditions
Full UK Driving licence
Skills Profile:
Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrates attention to detail
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of drafting contract terms and conditions
Demonstrates familiarity with vehicle and fleet management procurement contracts and markets
Demonstrates strong influencing and interpersonal skills
Demonstrates negotiation skills
Demonstrates ability to deal in a professional manner with both the Client and Suppliers
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders
Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrates strong worth ethic and resilient under pressure
Demonstrates good planning, organisational, and administrative skills
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