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Supplier Relationship Lead

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Telford

Supplier Relationship Lead
Land Defence – DSG


About the role


The Supplier Relationship Lead is responsible for building a Supplier Relationship Management function and programme for DSG in support of our Procurement and Supply Chain activities. The Supplier Relationship Lead will ensure strong and collaborative relationships with key and strategic suppliers ensuring adequate capability and capacity is available to DSG as well as introducing opportunities for value and Innovation to Babcock and our customers.


Main Tasks:


• Enhances supplier relationships by developing and continually improving upon post-award supplier performance and processes
• Develops and drives supplier scorecards and ongoing supplier performance improvement working with supply base
• Introduce opportunities for value and Innovation to Babcock and our customers.
• Provides technical guidance to key stakeholders working within the supply chain
• Promotes and monitors the implementation of an integrated supply chain involving key supply chain stakeholders at all levels of the system
• Offers input regarding negotiation processes and related tools
• Supports the development of supplier strategies, bid packages, and contracts
• Ensure the correct KPIs and measures are included in contract documentation and the relevant processes are in place to manage contract performance
• Conduct supplier market analysis and supplier assessment activities to support sourcing strategies.
• Ensure there is a clear understanding of the supplier tiers for critical products / services.
• Transformation of the SRM / SPM capabilities to the increase the functional capability and align to DSG / Customer requirements.
• Support Group Operating model and DSG transformation plan.
• Contribute to the direction and capabilities of the P&SC senior management team.


What do I need to do the role?


Experience and Qualifications:


• Minimum 5 to 10 years of procurement, supply chain, and/or technically relevant work experience.
• Diverse engineering product and commodity Supply Chain experience is essential
• Experience of managing contract performance for key / critical programs.
• Introduction of Supplier Performance Management capability across the product / services range to ensure effective delivery of business requirement.
• Successfully established and managed a Supplier Relationship Management function.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.


Skills Profile:


• Excellent communication, stakeholder management, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
• Capacity to drive change whilst continuing to deliver business, team and personal objectives;
• Experience of developing and obtaining buy-in for SRM strategies and Supplier categorisation with key stakeholders;
• Commercially astute, with the knowledge of how to use Supplier Relationship Management to unlock value for the business;
• High levels of energy to succeed with a strong, positive sense of purpose and commitment to excellence.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team across all levels within the business


What else do I need to know?


We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance


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Job reference: 35356

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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