Supply Relationship Manager

2020-11-06 14:56:262021-02-13 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Area Midlands, UK Midlands UK
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary 59,950-61,350
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref HS9999
Job Views 382
Supply Relationship Manager (SRM) 
High Speed 2 the new multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. The SRM will play a key role in implementing the Supplier Relationship Management framework with Strategic and Important suppliers. 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 role is initially working from Home due to the pandemic.
HS2 are looking for a Supply Relationship Manager with strong ‘sales’ skills and persuasive ability. The Supply Relationship Manager will be responsible for the delivery of HS2s strategic goals by building value adding supply chains with sustainable commercial relationships. You would be working in a team of Supply Relationship Managers, reporting to the Senior Supply Relationship Manager and the SRM Analyst. As Supply Relationship Manager, you would be highlighting benefits of the Supply Relationship Management programme, and thus will require you to use persuasive techniques and a ‘sales pitching’ style to ensure that the contractors are enthused to get on-board. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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 programme.
  • 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, commercial and contract manager and wider stakeholder 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 to continuous improve the Supplier Relationship Management strategy (including: materials, approach and wider deployment across HS2).
  • Strong 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
  • Awareness of the procurement processes 
  • Knowledge of UCR/PCR Application 
  • Knowledge of systems 
  • Governance, Assurance & Compliance 
  • Strategy Development
  • Project Management & Planning 
  • Risk & Value Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Experience
  • Experience of stakeholder and Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Development in both the public and 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.
The successful candidate ideally would have held a similar role for a client organisation or could be a SRM with a construction or rail background, specifically in civil engineering  (we accept other backgrounds as well, as long as you have some awareness of the type of stakeholders you will be dealing with e.g. a candidate business improvement and development). The candidate would have experience in senior stakeholder relationship development in both public and private sector, and will be able to evidence the continuous improvement of these relationships. They would also have awareness of procurement, financial and governance structures and processes. 


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