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[20674] - Purchasing & Supplier Relationship Manager

Purchasing & Supplier Relationship Manager
Location: Surbiton
Salary: £40,000 per annum

We are currently recruiting for an Purchasing & Supplier Relationship Manager on behalf of one of our clients, a well-established organisation based in the Surbiton area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure a robust supplier management framework is in place for all suppliers through effective SLA’s and KPI metrics
  • Review supplier contracts, ensuring terms deliver the maximum value
  • Improve efficiency and service delivery of the department
  • Regularly review supplier performance and ensure standards are met against agreed metrics and ensure that any customer concerns are dealt with effectively by the supplier
  • Manager the dealer tender process and secure competitive discounts and service levels
  • Manage and maintain supplier contract database, ensuring that contracts are up to date and that all up-to-date terms are displayed
  • All orders are placed by the purchasing team within the agreed timescales and that all orders are validated against the pricing detailed in customer orders and dealer quotes
  • Conduct research to source best products and negotiate terms that will provide the best value
  • Provide support and technical advice to both internal and external parties and to support new business development initiatives


Person Specifications

  • Previous Supplier Management experience
  • Team Management experience
  • Capable of making effective business decisions taking into account the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and commercial terms
  • Have a strong commercial acumen to ensure business focus
  • Able to interpret, extract, manipulate, and analyse data accurately. Identifying issues and presenting potential solutions
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence stakeholders to gain buy in and support at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Articulate and concise
  • Full driving license


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