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Supply Chain Manager
We have an fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to join a dynamic and fast fashion brand with a particular remit across all Supplier/contract management, cost optimisation and supplier rationalisation reporting to the Head of Global Procurement.
The role will aim to improve upon supplier delivery as well as reduce the number of suppliers currently under contract, through the implementation of a new supplier structure and rationalization program.
Management of contracts under remit (spend and scope)
Strategic supplier contract relationship development / management – global contracts
Consolidation of supplier spend - contract management
Leverage existing supplier relationships for increased scope as well as implementation of improved services and quality
Challenge historic spend processes, to shift emphasis away from supplier led purchasing scope to demand led purchasing
Implement further innovative thinking aimed at reducing cost through process, and procedural changes
Identification, vetting and implementation of new suppliers
Analyse, identify and implement value engineering opportunities within the procurement process through leveraging best practices from industry as well as challenging departments to rethink their spend strategies and supplier identification
Previous experience in either Procurement roles or wider supplier management within organisations or within management consulting firms or global FMCG with emphasis on project delivery.
Advanced graduate degree, or +5 years in relevant Procurement role
Travel on occasion
Excellent skills in presenting and speaking with confidence and eloquence – English is a prerequisite
Strong analytical skills, with a relevant quantitative problem solving ability and data analysis capability (strong Excel a must) and a fact based use of data driven analysis validate thinking
Team player – with ability to manage senior stakeholders (internal and external)