Website Asda Stores Limited.
Asda are set to embark on one of the largest retail projects to date, implementing a largely Greenfield technology footprint across almost all areas of the business. As a result, we are doubling the size of our Technology Procurement Team.
We are looking for experienced Contract/Supplier Managers to help us define completely new relationships with key strategic partners in both the enterprise software, and professional services areas.
- You will lead and help define the relationship management framework for our key Tier 1 partners and will be managing some of our most integral technology partnerships long term.
- You will have the opportunity to engage and influence Stakeholders, Consultants, and specialist contractors at all levels in both the transformation programme and the core business.
- You will be responsible for the management of supplier relationships, including contractual objectives, outcomes and risks. Ensuring appropriate quality, value and ways of working will be important.
Whilst the core element of the role will focus on a handful of important partners, the nature of the programme means multiple partners will need to work together effectively.
- An ability to foster collaboration between suppliers, our stakeholders and your colleagues will be essential part of the way of working.
- You will be commercially savvy and have proven a track record of creating value. Exposure to sourcing processes and negotiation would be an advantage.
- You will be comfortable leading and influencing stakeholders at a senior level both internally and within the supply base.
- You will enjoy and thrive in a busy and fast paced environment, comfortable with “working in the grey” at times; the ability to think critically, simplify complex issues successfully, and make yourself heard in a busy complex programme will be important.
- We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.
Qualification & Experience:
- You will have experience of managing critical suppliers in the Technology, Consultancy or Professional Services space
- You will have experience (or be capable) of building supplier relationship/contract management approaches from a zero base
Company: Asda Stores Limited.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Management ,Manufacturing
Job Location: Leeds, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A