Supply Chain Manager job in Leeds at Kier Services

Supply Chain Manager

Company: Kier Services

Location: Leeds UK

Date Posted:May 04, 2018

Position: Supply Chain ManagerSalary and benefits: Competitive salary + full package, including company car, healthcare, matched pension totalling up to 15%, 2x share options and various retail benefits, up to 10% off new Kier homesLocation: Based from Leeds office with coverage across the entire Northern region - Leeds, Liverpool and ManchesterThe opportunity: Kier Construction Northern is looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager to help develop and take responsibility for the management of Supply Chain activities. This includes identifying and maximising opportunities to the mutual benefit of all stakeholders to ensure best value and complete compliance with Kier standards. This role will be responsible for the entire Northern region, based from our Leeds office.Responsibilities: To improve service level agreements with Supply Chain members and internal departments.To participate in the implementation of strategic procedural and practical changes to increase productivity and performance.To comply with Kier Procedures and policy on Procurement including participation in Audits (Internal/External)Play an active role in the preparation of Tender Lists at both Pre-Construction and DeliveryUnderstand, implement and champion the Supply Chain policy, strategy and action listProvide leading edge support in the development of Supply Chain membership to an agreed programme, covering all identified trade/category groupsDisseminate aims and objectives to Supply Chain membership through a programme of meetings, briefings, specific trading opportunities and other suitable meansManage the performance measurement of Supply Chain membership per the installed mechanisms, including KPIsPerpetually review, grade and re-grade Supply Chain membership according to performance results, ensuring appropriate internal distributionMonitor and influence project purchasing activity ensuring best buy via Supply Chain involvementHelp shape the invitation and sourcing of supply and Sub-Contractor quotations regarding bid management processSteer quotation invitation and trading practice generally, to electronic means according to Supply Chain membership capacityContribute as required to bid management process in various Procurement matters including Supply Chain arrangements; product specification and options; price and inflation trends; Group deals; buying betterment potentialProvide reports and periodic updates as required on buying performance for projects within jurisdictionWork with all areas of the business to establish levels of excellence in customer service.Liaise with others to help develop and implement the Strategic Procurement strategy.Liaise with Senior Managers and Project teams through pre-contract, delivery and post-contract activities to ensure Procurement opportunities are maximised.To ensure that those involved in Procurement comply with all Kier Group mandatory purchasing agreements and maximise use of Preferred Suppliers where appropriate.Promoting the group Preferred Supplier List to maximise our rebate potential and bundling opportunities.Engage and develop relationships with key internal & external stakeholders to promote the best interests of the company and who provide work opportunities.Attend and lead events with the Supply Chain.Ensure all recommended trade contractors/ goods/service providers have been subject to the Kier prequalification process and all vendors are approved before use.Develop and maintain tender lists and supplier/trade contractor selection lists with stakeholders.Provide advice and strategic data to support the pre-construction department.To liaise with other Business Units to ensure business intelligence is used to benefit KCN.Set, review and implement approved continuous improvement initiatives.To prepare monthly board reports and provide reporting within sectors of the business as required.Periodically audit the Supply Chain and carry out visits to ensure compliance.Individual:Degree level education (preferably Construction or Supply Chain related), or qualified by experienceIdeally membership of professional body (MICPS) or working towardsSignificant experience of Procurement in the construction industryKnowledge of the forms of sub-contract for the building, civils and utilities sectors would be beneficialProven experience of negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractorsAbility to prioritise workload and work to deadlinesComputer literate (use of excel and word) and Multiple Purchasing systemsCommercial AwarenessExcellent communication and strong diplomacy skillsAssertive, influencing, personable, tenacious, organisedAbility to work on own initiative and to timescalesAbility to provide high quality output in a fast-moving and fluid environmentInitiative required for developing Supply Chains for moving markets and sectorsFreedom to make decisions within the Supply Chain management modelAbout us: Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate (globally) across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. With a head office at Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and a network of 88 UK offices (105 globally) Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, with a turnover of over £4bn and an order book of £9.5bn, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service (or asset management) contracts in the country.Kier is an equality and diversity employer View full job description
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