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Supplier Manager (German and French speaker) - AVP

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Supplier Manager (German and French speaker) - AVP

Industry SectorOther, Other, Retail, Services
Town/CityManchester, Cheshire, Northampton
LocationsEast Midlands, North West, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted15 February 2019

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Supplier Manager (French or German speaking), Manchester or Northampton

About Supplier Management

Supplier Management works post implementation of contracts with all suppliers and internal stakeholders across the bank to deliver innovative solutions for Barclays, balancing costs against service levels and risks, enabling Barclays to achieve its ambition of becoming the bank of choice. It is responsible for:

  • Owning the relationship between the supplier and the bank (working with the Category lead as required)
  • Leveraging group wide spend to drive best value from suppliers and delivering value across Barclays
  • Delivering effective performance management across all spend
  • Supporting internal stakeholders in navigating their way through a complex set of management rules and processes, to optimise the supplier services
  • Setting the framework Third-Party Supplier Risk Management and supporting the procurement and management of suppliers across Barclays in a consistent manner

What will you be doing?

  • To provide effective management of supplier relationships on behalf of Barclays, this includes:
  • Applying all elements of Sourcing and Supplier Management Policy
  • Managing all associated risk and compliance activities
  • Driving Post contract value
  • Stakeholder Management
  • These suppliers are based in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, hence the language requirements. The relationships will be managed from Manchester so little travel to these countries is required.


What we’re looking for:


  • Previous experience in Supplier Management and fluency at explaining it to any audience at any moment
  • Strong track record of delivering post contract value from suppliers
  • Expert in a variety of spend areas where dependence on effective Supplier Management are strongest
  • Fluent, both verbally and in writing in ideally 2 of the required languages – French, Italian, or German

Skills that will help you in the role:


  • Degree level qualification
  • Change management and project management skills

 Where will you be working?

Barclays Northampton is an operation of vast scale, with a huge influence and impact on the financial services industry and on the lives of millions of British people. Our environmentally friendly office is within 5 minutes of the local town, easily accessible from the M1, and we run frequent shuttlebuses to and from Northampton train station.

Barclays Manchester, our office is based in the heart of Spinningfields: we’re close by to shops, restaurants, bars; as well as having good transport links to towns and cities across the North West.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit [link removed]lays/who-we-are/ for more details.


Our Values
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.


Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.


Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.




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