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Supplier Manager - VP, Manchester/Radbroke or Northampton

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

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~~VP Supplier Manager, Manchester/Radbroke or Northampton
About Supplier Management

The Barclays Procurement Function is responsible for all aspects of working with supplier resources, from selection all the way to payment and termination of relationships.  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
• Operating a number of procurement systems and processes to support and control buying activities

 What will you be doing?

• Responsible for the effective delivery of Supplier Management activity in line with Barclays External Supplier Management Standards for ~100 European suppliers and ~ 8 onshore FTE
• Proactively manage the relationship with internal senior clients including Supplier Accountable Executives, Supplier Management Category Lead and in-country COOs. Work collaboratively to define and agree robust business requirements with clear cost, service & risk metrics
• Ensure all regulatory / industry requirements relating to Supplier Management are clearly understood, articulated and delivered. As required, manage the relationship with regulators and industry bodies
• Engage and motivate the team to develop their skills and the skills of others to contribute to the success of Procurement Supplier Management
• Create an environment where knowledge sharing, asking questions and sharing viewpoints is standard practice
• Act as mentor and coach to less experienced team members and support others to develop. Provide guidance and constructive feedback. Celebrate the success of self and others

 What we’re looking for:

• Experienced leader with broad and in depth technical supplier management and supplier risk management knowledge; including risk frameworks and knowledge of regulatory expectations
• Tenured in leading medium sized Supplier Management teams (circa 5-10FTE)
• Experience of co-ordinating stakeholders on complex initiatives across multiple functions and geographies to achieve shared outcomes/deliverables. Effective communication skills at senior executive level required
• Proficient at managing demand, forecasting and budget management. Track record of delivering value from 3rd party sourced arrangements

 Skills that will help you in the role:

• Financial sector experience and comprehensive knowledge of the types of services being received
• Understanding of cost, risk & service parameters
• Managing and leading significant strategic initiatives or change programmes

 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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