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Supplier Development Manager

Posted 4 January by Hss Hire Service Group Featured Ended

Reporting to the OneCall Head of Supply Chain, the OneCall Supplier Development Manager will play a crucial role in developing and expanding the supply chain within our rehire department.

OneCall is growing at a rapid rate and for that to continue, we need to expand our supply chain. A key objective is to on-board a number of regional suppliers across multiple product categories, to ensure we have greater national coverage and therefore meet the increasing demand of our customers.

This fantastic opportunity will require on-boarding additional suppliers to add to our PSL, reviewing pricing along with negotiation, identifying supply chain opportunities, service level issues, compliance, research and relationship management.

HSS OneCall is our specialist sourcing division, which enables us to supply equipment outside of our group fleet. HSS OneCall works with a national network of over 400 approved hire partners, carefully selected for quality and safety to meet the specialist needs of our customers. We make sure that all of our partners adhere to the HSS values of safety, value, availability and support whilst simultaneously offering our competitive prices.

HSS OneCall provides specialist equipment including:

• Heavy Plant

• Site Accommodation

• Larger Powered Access & Telehandlers


Responsibilities include:

Extending our supply chain:

  • Identifying and bringing on board new suppliers for existing products

  • Focus on smaller regional suppliers in addition to national suppliers

  • Identifying and bringing on board new suppliers for new products

  • Identifying opportunities to convert customers into suppliers

    On-boarding of new suppliers

  • Hire rates, transport rates and other charges

  • Terms & Conditions

  • Payment terms

  • SLA and KPI setting

    Supplier communications:

  • Ad-hoc meetings/discussion around specific service issues

  • Liaison with suppliers around invoicing and payments

  • Supporting HSS Sales with supplier identification and on-boarding

  • A go-to person, supporting the OneCall team for all things relating to supply chain

    Personal Characteristics

    You are flexible and hold a positive attitude to life and work, having the desire to develop your career and those of your colleagues. Possessing some or all of the following characteristics is desirable:

  • Previous experience in a Sales, Supplier or Business Development role

  • Experience in the Hire industry would be preferable

  • Tough negotiator, with a proven track record and formal training and qualifications

  • Willingness to make a difference and take responsibility for the development of the OneCall Supply Chain

  • Can-doer and problem-solver showing stewardship across HSS Group

  • Financially and commercially astute

  • Highly organised individual and with a well-structured approach

  • Team player, relationship-builder and proven communicator

  • Strong credibility with suppliers

  • Numerate and experience of Microsoft Office applications

  • Full driving license required

    You will live within a comfortable commute of our Manchester Head Office in Old Trafford where you will be based. Regular travel, with occasional overnight stays will be a requirement of the role.

    Equality & Diversity

HSS Hire is committed to equality of opportunity.

Required skills

  • Business Development
  • Supplier Development
  • Characteristics
  • Product categories

Reference: 34132575

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