||£23000 - £32000 per annum
Vendor Manager (Professional Services)
Salary: 23,000 - 32,000 plus benefits
Our client is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth and are therefore seeking varying levels of Vendor Management specialists to join their team. As a Vendor Manager you will manage the Vendor Management and supplier network, ensuring strong relationships are built enabling leverage for 'best service for best price' at all times and support business needs.
Construct RFI/RFP/RFQ's using appropriate criteria and manage the tender process for strategic projects. Including sourcing, negotiating and contracting with suppliers in response to client request
Maintain and manage Supplier risks and issues. Lead the escalation and resolution of issues relating to suppliers with the customer service team and HVM to resolve service issues and maintain quality standards
Support in development, implementation and maintenance of Supplier Relationship Management plans
Support in collecting and analysing benchmark data
Continuously search market and meet best in class / innovative Suppliers to understand their capabilities
Skills and Experience:
High level of personal and interpersonal skills, including strong communication, planning and organisation skills
Understanding and proven experience of supply chain management, vendor selection and negotiating and agreeing preferential rates with suppliers
Strong and proven ability to negotiate continuous, high and low contract values, with suppliers
Able to build effective supplier relationships.
Logical, analytical approach with good attention to detail and the ability to interpret data and other information accurately
Able to demonstrate IT expertise and knowledge of data presentation, e.g. use of databases and running reports, excel spread sheets, graphs etc.
Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Expertise / experience in Contract Law and terminology
Diploma or Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS Level 4 or 3) (preferable but not essential)