Vendor Manager, Plymouth

Job Summary

Reference: 123103157
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth
Salary: 23000 - 32000 per annum
Date Posted: 10/18/2016

Job Description

Vendor Manager (Professional Services)

Location: Plymouth

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.

Key Accountabilities:

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)