Supplier Relationships Manager – IT

A leading Insurance Firm, part of the FTSE 250, is looking to strengthen and expand its procurement team based in East Sussex. The focus of the role is supplier management: working closely with suppliers to enable them to deliver agreed services, drive their performance and manage costs.

This would be an excellent opportunity for any passionate procurement professional with IT or indirect procurement experience looking to work in a fast-paced, innovative, digitally geared, growing business.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for contract life cycle management and maintaining a supplier management strategy for each supplier
  • Passion for building supplier relationships – acquire an in-depth knowledge of those suppliers to enable effective management
  • Continually review processes to identify new areas for improvement and make recommendations for implementation. Work directly with suppliers to negotiate mutually beneficial objectives
  • Manage the supplier risk profile: encourage debate and discussion to challenge risks within your areas of responsibility; enhance the risk management culture within the business for the effective identification, management and reporting of risk


Requirements: Skills + Experience
  • Builds excellent rapport with suppliers and colleagues to ensure maximum value from those relationships
  • Can demonstrate good commercial awareness and can identify strength and weaknesses of products and services
  • Help the business to introduce changes to structures, processes, products and services effectively and efficiently by focusing effort and commitment on making the change work
  • Degree preferred but not essential
  • Ideally CIPS qualified of equivalent


If you are a procurement professional with a solid background in SRM and/ or category management across IT services, looking for a new and exciting challenge in an expanding and successful financial services organisation then this could be the role for you!

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