Supply Chain Manager

Bristol, UK
Closing date
23 Dec 2021

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Defence, Engineering
Job Type
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Supply Chain Manager
Land Defence - Phoenix

About the role

Babcock's Land Sector spends in excess of £900m per year on goods and services. This role is within the Defence Fleet and Information business and will support the Phoenix II contract.
The Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) function is currently undergoing a change program which will enable the successful candidate to become part of, and shape, a best in class function.
This successful candidate will be responsible for: Supplier, performance and relationship management of the Phoenix II suppliers and associated service delivery in line with the KPIs, Systems Requirements and Contract(s); support the delivery of rental services and the fleet replacement programme (including UK and overseas); conduct supplier due diligence and audits; identification and resolution of operational supplier issues; support to the procurement of lease and vehicle hire contract services via Further Competitions to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework agreements (where applicable), or otherwise in accordance with appropriate UK Public Sector Procurement processes and procedures to deliver supply chain added value and/or efficiencies savings.

Main Tasks:

• Responsible for supplier, performance and overall account management and measurement in line with the Contracts e.g. CCS further competition, including safety, security, service delivery, sub-contractor management, supplier invoicing, aged debt, data accuracy and completeness, timeliness of data provision, communication and rectification plan management.
• Supplier performance management, through life, in line with Contracts, KPIs, PIs and System Requirements.
• Align requirements and service delivery between suppliers, inclusive of third party / sub-contract suppliers.
• Resolution of operational and customer supplier issues / challenges, incorporating lessons learned to enhance existing or develop new processes.
• Create and maintain effective supplier relationships at numerous levels of seniority.
• Risk and issue identification, with mitigation plans in place to protect the business and our customer.
• Leading procurement activity for your specific sub-category, including the development of sub-category strategies that consider external market factors.
• Internal and external reporting, ensuring all stakeholders are informed at all times.
• Conducting supplier due diligence, compliance to regulatory requirements, effective auditing process and governance are utilised.
• Capturing explicit supplier requirements to ensure that both the bespoke Authority and internal business requirements are delivered.
• Management of Request for Information (RFIs), Invitations to Tender (ITTs) processes, including Contract negotiations and renegotiations (supported by Commercial and Legal).
• Chair supplier review meetings and minute decisions and actions in line with the Contracts.
• Align processes and activity across the business to ensure clear roles, responsibilities, boundaries, ownership and accountability. Supporting operational process standardisation across the supplier base and deliver in line with the Quality Management System and Plan.

What do I need to do the role?

Experience and Qualifications:

• Managing Supplier performance to ensure output in line with contract SLA's and KPI's
• Account Management / Supplier Relationship Management background.

Skills Profile:

• Securing and comparing information from multiple sources to identify business issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria.
• Know the marketplace, competition and issues faced by the business.
• Involves and communicates with others as needed to obtain information, generate alternatives, and to keep others informed.
• Understands the organisational structure and the roles and responsibilities in different areas. Keeps the business context in mind when dealing with day to day issues.
• Selects the best course of action with clear rationale that demonstrates an understanding of the associated commercial realities. Demonstrates decisiveness/action.
• Models a customer focused culture by implementing or adhering to systems, processes and behaviours to ensure customer satisfaction.
• Takes and monitors corrective action and ensures continued improvement.
• Holds others accountable and does not tolerate underperformance on safety objectives, standards or values.
• Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to build effective working relationships with business partners (e.g. peers, teams, functional partners, external vendors and alliance partners). Conveys information in a clear, succinct and compelling manner that captures and holds attention and enhances reputation and credibility.
• Selects the best course of action with clear rationale that demonstrates an understanding of the associated commercial realities. Demonstrates decisiveness/action.
• Agrees action plan, allocates roles and responsibilities, agrees timelines and measure progress.

What else do I need to know?

Bristol is a vibrant city in south west England with a wide range of attractions, landmarks, events and shopping. It has excellent transport links and is only 1.5 hours from London by train.

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

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Closing date: 18/08/2021
Job reference: 36760

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