Strategic SRM Lead | FTSE Transformation | London / Sussex

A FTSE 100 business with a leading-edge Procurement transformation strategy is recruiting a Strategic SRM Lead to provide leadership, governance and best-practice thinking regarding strategic supplier relationship management (SSRM).

The Strategic SRM Lead will lead a team of three SRMs and report into the CPO, you will build and maintain SSRM frameworks, innovate and leverage new technologies and wider thinking proactively to ensure governance and supplier risk is appropriately managed.

As Strategic SRM Lead you will:

  • Own the Group Procurement elements of the Outsourcing policy and SSRM governance and management material/handbooks/policies
  • Own and drive the digital strategy and adoption levels within SSRM activity within group Procurement and the wider business, including the removal/reduction of transactional SRM activities through process development and leverage of new digital tools and processes
  • Challenge thinking and develop the SSRM model, metrics and deliverables to build and maintain appropriate SSRM frameworks, KPIs and operating models to underpin best practice and ensure supplier engagement and governance
  • Create and proactively lead a centre of excellence for SSRM activity. Engage business units, Procurement centres and risk teams to ensure consistency of approach and best practice thinking
  • Ensure Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Modern Slavery issues and risks are suitably mitigated, managed and addressed. Provide thought leadership to the wider group and business units in relation to supply chain scope
  • Lead and manage a team of three SRMs

Skills and experience required:

  • Awareness of appropriate regulatory requirements in relation to supplier management
  • Extensive Strategic Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management experience
  • Change management experience
  • Comprehensive experience managing strategic key supplier relationships as well as leading strategic supplier management teams
  • Demonstrable experience setting up and developing supplier management frameworks, policies and tools and developing best practice and continuous improvement

Benefits of the Strategic SRM Lead role include:

  • £70-85,000 basic salary
  • Car allowance 12% of base salary
  • Up to 55% bonus
  • Life assurance (4x annual basic salary)
  • Private medical insurance
  • 10% pension
  • 30 days’ annual leave
  • Save-as-you-earn share plan
  • Group income protection

To discuss the Digital Procurement Operations Lead role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call 07785 622 635 | 01962 869 838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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