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Company :
   Kier Group
Job Title : Regional Supply Chain Manager
Job Category / Job Sector : Construction
Job Reference : 182150
Job Description :
Regional Supply Chain Manager

Location: Aylesford
Kier Construction Southern is looking to recruit a Regional Supply Chain Manager. The successful post-holder will focus on developing sourcing strategies which ensure Kier and its strategic suppliers and sub-contractors gain competitive advantage within the market place.This includes identifying and maximising opportunities to the mutual benefit of all stakeholders to ensure best value and complete compliance with Kier standards.

Key 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 Delivery
* Understand, implement and champion the Supply Chain policy, strategy and action list
* Provide leading edge support in the development of Supply Chain membership to an agreed programme, covering all identified trade/category groups
* Disseminate aims and objectives to Supply Chain membership through a programme of meetings, briefings, specific trading opportunities and other suitable means
* Manage the performance measurement of Supply Chain membership per the installed mechanisms, including KPIs
* Perpetually review, grade and re-grade Supply Chain membership according to performance results, ensuring appropriate internal distribution
* Monitor and influence project purchasing activity ensuring best buy via Supply Chain involvement
* Help shape the invitation and sourcing of supply and Sub-Contractor quotations regarding bid management process
* Steer quotation invitation and trading practice generally, to electronic means according to Supply Chain membership capacity (including pre-tender)
* Contribute 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 potential
* Provide reports and periodic updates as required on buying performance for projects within jurisdiction
* Work 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.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

* Degree level education (preferably Construction or Supply Chain related), or qualified by experience
* Ideally membership of professional body (MICPS) or working towards
* Significant experience of Procurement in the construction industry
* Knowledge of the forms of sub-contract for the building, civils and utilities sectors would be beneficial
* Proven experience of negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors
* Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
* Computer literate (use of excel and word) and Multiple Purchasing systems
* Commercial Awareness
* Excellent communication and strong diplomacy skills
* Assertive, influencing, personable, tenacious, organised
* Ability to work on own initiative and to timescales
* Ability to provide high quality output in a fast-moving and fluid environment
* Initiative required for developing Supply Chains for moving markets and sectors
* Freedom to make decisions within the Supply Chain management model
* Experience of negotiating and managing group framework agreements with suppliers, manufacturers and sub-contractors
* Capability of delivering significant cost savings through vendor negotiations.
* High motivation levels
* Excellent communication
* Stakeholder management
* Influencing skills

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Let’s shape your world together.
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Employment Type :
  • Permanent
Salary/Rate : From: Unspecified  To: Unspecified
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Min. Qualifications : Unspecified
Min. Experience (Years) : Unspecified
Job Location : Aylesford - Kent - England - South East
Post Date : 29 May 2018
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