Isme Recruitment Reading, UK
Feb 14, 2019
Our client, one of the leading training outsourcing providers are looking for a Head of Supplier Management to join their business. This is a new role and the individual would be responsible for ensuring Supplier Management remains relevant, lead a highly motivated and performing team and to further secure profitable growth and wider market appeal. You would lead relationships with the senior leadership team, client teams, clients, and other internal and external stakeholders, to enhance the direction of the department and grow the team's capabilities, operating performance and market positioning. You would also be accountable for the strategic direction of Supplier Management, ensuring all activity complements the market direction and end to end tactical and strategic sourcing activities as part of the clients target operating model. Key skills required • Excellent presence, presentation and communication skills • Able to work in an environment with challenging deadlines and changing priorities • Excellent and structured negotiation skills • Experience in planning and managing projects and/or programmes • Excellent numerical skills and commercial acumen • Excellent people skills and management experience • MCIPS qualified or studying towards MCIPS (or demonstrable equivalent experience) • Excellent business outlook & analytical skills • An ability to demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving Desired Qualifications and Experience • Previous experience in leading a high performing team • Accountable for revenue and margin contribution to a business portfolio • Learning industry experience • Innovative thinker, with a creative approach to managing business outputs • Experience of managing C-Suite relationships and nurturing long-term objectives Excellent benefits provided. Travel to London and Birmingham will be required.