Supplier Relationship Manager - Beauty

£35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
11 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Kim Ross
Supply Chain
Job Type
We have partnered exclusively with a beautiful luxury skincare brand to assist in the recruitment of a Supplier Relationship Manager based in Central London. You will play a key role, managing the business relationships with a number of selected key suppliers and take ownership for contract compliance of other suppliers with personal accountability to generate maximum value from contracts and deliver on-going cost saving and other value benefit

Role Responsibilities:
measure supplier performance against contractual and aspirational service delivery targets whilst assisting in agreeing and monitoring improvement plans with suppliers.
Contribute to and take ownership, when required, of designing, generating supplier status analysis and reports on Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activity as required by the team. Facilitate a coordinated communications approach to SRM both internally to and externally with suppliers.
Where required, lead supplier review meetings with category management staff and business stakeholders to assess supplier performance and contract compliance and take corrective action as agreed with the company director.
Manage cost creep and maintain service levels for specific vendors.
Support the remediation of contract leakage by effective stakeholder management and working with Category Management teams.
Make informed decisions using detailed cost modelling to recommend and implement changes as required to improve supplier performance

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
Have at least 3 years of proven supplier/contract management, administration, negotiation or similar experience.
Expected to train towards or hold a professional SRM qualification or MCIPS.
Comfortable with reading contracts in relation to cost modelling and SLA's and have the ability to work with the Legal and Category Management teams to agree variations to contracts for goods and services.
Ability to collate, interpret and interrogate detailed operational management information into transparent commercial conclusions and recommendations.
Analyse and present large amounts of financial data with attention to detail and effectively communicate these at all levels to influence change.