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Strategic Supplier Manager

Job Title: Strategic Supplier Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90585
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.56048.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 03, 2013 16:28

Job Description

A rare, exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, driven and commercial supplier manager to join a world class operation within the automotive industry so industry knowledge is highly desirable. In this role, you will improve the existing dedicated approach to supplier development and long term strategic partnerships within the Purchasing, Supply Chain and Quality functions for assigned commodities. You will manage multi-million pound supplier portfolios and be responsible for delivering and developing the long term strategic supplier relationships for your cross functional team. The role will involve: * Accountability for cost, quality and performance metrics inline with organisational objectives * Co-ordinating and controlling the activities of supplier quality assurance to ensure continued customer satisfaction * Developing a culture of continuous improvement throughout the business while supporting and driving a culture of process and product quality * Working cross-functionally with all departments to drive quality principles into every aspect of the business * Planning the smooth integration of facilities, equipment and products The successful candidate will have the following skills and proven results: * Educated to degree level or equivalent * Experience within the Automotive industry is highly desirable * The ability to lead negotiations or support teams in the development of negotiation strategies for large and complex projects, as well as contract implementation and management * Strong leadership qualities and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills * Demonstrable commercial success within an automotive or manufacturing environment with knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes * The ability to create, lead and energise a team to deliver superior results, continuous process improvement * Demonstrate a methodical approach to problem solving with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles * Results driven with the ability to deliver against aggressive targets to achieve the overall business objectives If you can make the difference this manufacturer seeks you'll receive a competitive salary, car, bonus and benefits as well as the opportunity to work in one of the most unique environments in the manufacturing world. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.