Are you experienced in managing subcontractors and paid partners?
Would you like to work in a role that makes a positive impact on people and their communities?
Consider the role of Supply Chain Manager at Reed in Partnership!
Salary: £55,000 - £67,500
Contract: Full time, Permanent
We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.
Please note: We are currently bidding on a number of contract package areas for the new government Restart scheme, the outcome of which is due to be announced by the 16th April 2021. Final stage interviews will take place from the 19th April 2021 onward. This role is an expression of interest for potential future opportunities within Reed in Partnership.
What is the role about?
The Supply Chain Manager is the key provider interface in the supply chain delivery for Reed in Partnership. They support the Senior Operations Manager or Programme Director in the implementation and ongoing management of Reed in Partnership's Subcontractors and paid partners. They will act as a central point of contact in a given specific geography for providers and subcontractors, building a professional, trusting and successful relationship contributing to a valuable Subcontractor provision.
Your main responsibilities would include:
- Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager/Programme Director on all aspects of supply chain delivery
- Supporting the management of the tendering process for Subcontractors and Paid partners where we are bidding as the Prime Contractor including price and provision delivery negotiations
- Procurement of Subcontracted services post contract award including preparation and negotiation of contractual terms and conditions against the agreed prime contract
- Management of active Subcontracts and Service Level Agreements to ensure performance targets are met to the company’s quality standards and in line with the contractually agreed key performance indicators
- Management of the tendering process with potential Subcontractors where we are bidding as the main Contractor including price negotiations
- Working across teams and Directors on reviewing the terms and conditions of prime contracts and liaison with the Contract Management Team where necessary, as directed by the Senior Operations Manager/Programme Director.
- Management of the exit process when a provider leaves the supply chain.
What's in it for you?
Alongside a generous base salary, you will have access to our wider career development framework and payment progression plans. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.
Required skills & experience
- Experience of managing performance improvement in an operational delivery business environment
- Practical experience of selecting, and negotiating with other 3rd party organisations to agree service level agreements or contracts for the delivery of services. This may be either as the contracting organisation or as a supplier.
- Ability to performance manage multiple contracts/clients
- Experience of conflict management and ongoing dispute resolution.
- Experience in providing high quality information, advice & guidance and training supply chain staff at a range of seniority levels.
- A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma.
- GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.
Desirable skills and experience
- Previous experience in Public Sector programmes.
- Awareness of and interest in the Welfare to Work industry.
- Previous experience of multi-site and national business to business account, contract or client management experience.
Disability Confident Commitment
We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.
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