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Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Posted 20 June by Michael Page Consultancy, Strategy and Change Easy Apply Ended

The role of Supply Chain Manager will work to support the development, implementation and communication of Supply Chain activities across all stages of the procurement lifecycle, working with potential suppliers and partners to engage with and prepare the industry for the scale of procurement and to position the client of choice for suppliers in the rail and construction sectors.

Client Details

Our client, based in Birmingham is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK's new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government.


The key responsibilities of a Supply Chain Manager are:

  • Develop and implement a co-ordinated supply chain engagement strategy to communicate strategically with all potential suppliers as relates to their specific SCM portfolio

  • Engage with and prepare industry for the scale of the procurement, positioning the company as a client of choice within the industry
  • Undertake Supply Chain Mapping to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks in the market place in order to ensure the company is an informed client
  • Promote a culture of building excellent Supply Chain relationships built on trust, openness that enhance the companies reputation in the market place
  • Lead market sounding exercises relating to their own SCM portfolio and contribute towards the delivery of others as required
  • Lead meetings, workshops and engagements events required to support the delivery of SCM at the company
  • Provide ongoing operation support in the maintenance of all sources of SCM data and tools
  • Support with the timely and accurate reporting in accordance with SCM programme governance
  • Work with other members of the commercial directorate team where cross working between the various groups and SCM is needed.


The successful candidate Supply Chain Manager will have:

  • Knowledge of government initiatives, policies and best practice approaches to SCM

  • Familiar with the commercial and contract delivery lifecycle including key activities during market engagement, procurement and delivery
  • Understanding of systems and reporting applications including procurement and commercial tools
  • Knowledge of large projects or working within/under a similar matrix organisational structure
  • Approaches to, and benefits of, good stakeholder management, internal and external communication, coordinated 3rd party and supplier engagement
  • Appreciation of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation
  • Knowledge of different procurement routes including use of OJEU processes and government frameworks
  • Understanding of project scheduling and planning.

Job Offer

Competitive salary

Reference: 35442665

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