Supplier Relationship Manager - HS2

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2019-08-22 14:15:561970-01-01 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Location Snowhill Birmingham
Area Midlands, UK Snowhill Birmingham
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £55 - 70,000 + Pen (6:12) + health Plan + 25 days Hol
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS982
Job Views 825
The High Speed 2 project will connect London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester, looking to open between 2026 and 2033. The trains will travel up to 400km/h and will cover 330 miles of Track.  

HS2 are looking for 2 Permanent Supplier Relationship Managers to work within thier Procurement Team.

The SRM will play a key role in implementing the Supplier Relationship Management framework with Strategic and Important suppliers (5 Global Design Consultancies).  The   SRM  will  manage  a  portfolio  of  HS2’s  most  critical  suppliers. They will be responsible for the management of SRM Framework activities that identify and deliver relationship benefits/value to supplier and HS2 alike.
  • The SRM will report to the SRM Lead
  • Titles of all direct reports to the same line manager:
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • SRM Analyst
This role is within the Supplier Management team, part of the Procurement Operations function within  the Commercial  Directorate. The  Supplier   Management  team  engages  with  the  supply  chain to ensure it is appropriately engaged, informed and visible, from pre-procurement through to procurement and contract delivery and captures the post contract value from key business relationships.
  • Manage their respective Supplier Relationship Management supplier portfolio including (but not exhaustive to) segmentation analysis, project plans, monthly reporting, forward work/actions, SRM Tool upkeep and providing regular updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead all associated meetings, workshops and collaborative events required to support the delivery and development of SRM at HS2.
  • Provide ongoing operation support in the maintenance of all sources of SRM data and tools.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain   a  working  calendar  of  meetings  and  workshops  in  line  with  the  SRM pilot
  • Interface with other governance and assurance, IT and systems-related personnel across HS2, DfT and the supply market to align SRM to wider HS2 governance and reporting, systems and interfaces.
  • Support  the  delivery  of  training  in  best  practice  SRM  to  nominated  relationship  managers  in  the business
  • Support with the timely and accurate reporting in accordance with SRM programme governance
  • Work  with  other  members  of  the  commercial  directorate  team  where  cross  working  between the various groups and SRM is needed
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
  • Support the SRM Lead continuous improve the Supplier Relationship Management strategy (including: materials, approach and wider deployment across HS2)
  • Analytical, commercial and negotiating skills.
  • Effective communications skills to include report writing and presenting skills.
  • Stakeholder management skills – including the ability to maintain effective relationships with internal & external relationships
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to manage meeting calendars and co-ordinating workshops / events
  • Knowledge of government initiatives, policies and best practice approaches to SRM.
  • 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.
  • Membership of (or to be currently working towards) the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or equivalents
  • Experience of leading a SRM or Supplier Development programme in either the public or private sector.
  • Experience of applying SRM intervention activities / arrangements to enhance supplier performance.
  • Experience within a procurement, financial or commercial governance structure with supporting policy and processes.
  • Collaboration  &  Relationship  Building:  Work  in  collaboration  with  supply  chain partners, stakeholders and colleagues to achieve quality outcomes, ensure value for money, manage risk and to ensure all voices are heard
  • Engagement and Influential Communication: Communicate appropriately with a range of people, understanding different perspectives and adapting communication style to have a positive impact
  • Results Orientated: Demonstrate energy and commitment, focusing efforts on achieving quality results and setting standards for excellence
  • Innovation & Initiative: Apply foresight, proactively identify opportunities, be innovative and anticipate unexpected issues and challenges
  • Manage Change & Ambiguity: Demonstrate resilience and the ability to implement and adapt to change, creating an environment that helps people to change
  • The post holder can decide the following:
  • The information and advice provided to stakeholders on how SRM policies and practices are applied.
  • Decisions which affect HS2’s ways of working and supply chain arrangements for the protection of business/commercial/reputational interests, contract management and procurement processes
  • The following decisions are referred for approval:
  • Creation, review and update of SRM collateral such as training materials, tools and processes or strategies.
  • Development of SRM supplier development plans
  • The SRM contracts portfolio currently includes Professional Services Consultants (PSCs) with whom relationships span c.10years and valued circa £1Bn
  • The role supports a multi-site Commercial team of 60+ individuals.
  • HS2’s Strategic and Important suppliers.
  • HS2 commercial and contract managers responsible for HS2’s Strategic and Important suppliers.
  • Executives, Directors and other HS2 staff as necessary to provide information, briefings and advice.
  • Department for Transport other Government Departments and other Client organisations for the purpose of knowledge and best practice sharing and participation in cross Government commercial initiatives and forums.
  • Working with complex internal and external stakeholders across HS2, HMG and the supplier base.
  • Supporting  the  development  of  culture  of  building  excellent  Supplier  relationships  built  on trust, openness that enhance HS2 reputation in the market place.
  • Influencing critical  stakeholders  in   a “deployed SRM”  model  with in  which  the  core  SRM team act as  the  centre  of  excellence  to  promote   consistency  for  other  HS2  “relationship”
  • managers (e.g. contract managers / owners, commercial managers, project managers etc…) in other directorates and business units.
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