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Job Ref:  CA_35767
Employer:  Carillion plc
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Manchester
Post Code:  M13
05/10/2016 01:04

Purpose of Role
Why the role is needed – To deliver effective procurement solutions to Work Winning, Major Project Delivery teams and the Business as a whole. To improve performance and reduce cost and business risk significantly. To deliver a better value supply chain by embedding category strategies into the projects and focusing on the needs of internal & external customers. Role in the context of business strategy – Business strategy states that Supply Chain will be delivered through a combination of Category Management and Operational Procurement (Supply Management). This role will manage the supply of goods and services across part of a Business Unit in order that financial savings and performance improvements are made through a more strategic approach to supply chain management and a more integrated approach with our customers (internal & external) and our suppliers. Include sustainable procurement requirements including life cycle analysis in PQQ's and Tenders. Use information gathered as a way of differentiating suppliers when awarding orders and contracts. Engagement with suppliers on sustainability.

Principal Accountabilities
Delivers all Supply Management activity within part Of a Business Unit - Works closely with stakeholders and category managers to understand customer requirements and implement the most appropriate Supply Chain and category solutions - Is responsible for supporting the Supply Chain solution for Work Winning in the Business Unit - Participates in strategic projects as necessary. - Ensures that the supply chain is safe, sustainable and appropriately accredited - Works closely with category management colleagues and works with cross-functional teams to implement agreements across the business - Installs and leads performance management and supplier development programmes, provides metrics and trend analysis. Installs corrective action plans - Delivers targeted savings and performance improvement benefits and is accountable for the cost reduction and performance of the supply chain in his/her area of responsibility - Promotes Carillion Supply Chain capability to customers, suppliers and stakeholders - Selects subcontractors/suppliers outside of Category Managed spend areas - Conducts subcontract and major supply pre-let meetings and negotiations. Prepares and places significant subcontract and major material supply orders. Drafts and issues contractual documentation - Focuses on effective communication and relationship building with internal & external customers and suppliers - Responsible for adhering to the business Supply Chain strategies, processes & procedures - Delivers against procurement programmes - Achieves targets set by the Head Of Supply Management/Supply Chain Manager. Prepares and presents timely & accurate reports - Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically 6 months to 12 months. - Advance key objective of sustainable procurement including how it can be used to win work

Additional Role Information
Construction Supply Chain experience is an essential for this role alongside sound knowledge of subcontracts and Procurement

We are looking for applicants who have the ability to operate at both a strategic and operational level. Good communication skills are essential in this role, building strong relationships are key both internall and externally.

If you are CIPS qualified or working towards then this would be advantageous.
• 26 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays with the opportunity to buy more holidays once you have been with a for a short while
• BUPA Healthcare Insurance (single cover with option to 'trade up' to cover your family
• Pension Plan

• Life Assurance
• Carillion 'Thank You' Scheme, which offers flexible, tax efficient benefits such as child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & discounts on high street brands

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