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Supplier Relationship Manager

Salary: Grade 8 - £40,876 to £44,863

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

Job ref: 1981


Do you want to shape your own role and inspire great performance? Join our Digital Services team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

What you can expect from us… 

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites
  • Discounts at Country Parks
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Remote working (occasionally you will need to attend our offices in Yeovil)

What we’re looking for: 

A Supplier Relationship Manager with specialist commercial and supplier management expertise who is able to negotiate and collaborate effectively with suppliers alongside internal stakeholders. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that all external contracts with suppliers meet the organisation’s needs to deliver digital change and services and for managing the full commissioning lifecycle for all digital and technology requirements, working closely with different stakeholders, including our procurement specialist. This includes defining strategy; procuring new services; managing relationships; monitoring contracts, including expenditure against budgets; delivery levels and performance throughout the life of a contract to deliver best value. 

You will have a degree in this field or equivalent relevant experience, ideally MCIPS or comparable. You will have worked within a Digital or IT environment within a medium sized organisation for a significant time and have worked with major IT suppliers to lead the development of contracts for new supplies and services. You will also be well versed in project or programme delivery and preparing and presenting reports, as well as liaising with service users and stakeholders. 

Please contact Amanda Kotvics, People Manager on 01935 462270 or Toffer Beattie, Lead Specialist on 01935 462302 to discuss the role in more detail.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity.  

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

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