Job Description - Strategic Supplier Manager (01Q1N)
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 250 and in the last financial year had revenues of £2bn.
We place a strong emphasis on investing in our people, our best asset, enabling them to be customer focused at all times and exceeding their expectations.
This is because our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So we look for people who have a strong belief in, and commitment to exceeding customer expectations, people who have pride and belief in their company.
In return we offer a positive and supportive culture which ensures that together we can help our customers do great things.
The primary purpose of the Strategic Supplier Manager is to be fully responsible for the end to end process for Supplier Business Strategy Plan.
Being in line with the ANZ strategy and incorporate supplier strategy with ANZ range offer by working closely with the ANZ Sales teams, Product Management teams and Suppliers
Key KPIs :
Sales revenue and ROI
Optimum inventory availability, value and health
NPI volume and value article count targets
Product range growth by supplier and product segment
Digital product and supplier performance targets using adobe data
Work directly with the both the suppliers and the Sales teams to build and deliver end to end Supplier Strategy to meets the needs of our customers and drives revenue and market share growth.
On boarding new supplier that have been identified as GAPs by working closely with the Sales teams.
Maximise value extraction of suppliers through negotiation of T&Cs including cost price, new product introductions, stock packages, and other commercial decisions.
Delivering the best in class product offer across the business
Work with suppliers on extended range offer
Drive Sales programs with suppliers to provide training to Sales team
Conduct Quarterly business review with suppliers
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications Required
Qualifications and Experience
Successful track record in product / categorymanagement
Business planning and execution capability acrossa range product category
Successful supplier relationship management industrial market
Strong industrial market knowledge acrossleading brands in managing vendor relationships Some exposure working withinthe wholesales industry
Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications inparticularly excel
A collaborative team player across a businesswith fast moving, customer driven markets
Strong interpersonal skills to drivealignment across a Global matrix organisation Ability to use knowledge andexperience of external best practice to drive improvement
Demonstrates an excellent understanding of,and the ability to articulate, the RS Value Proposition
Strong commercial acumen and broadcommunication skills
Educated to degree-level or equivalent
Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership andvery results oriented Good influencing and negotiating skills
Marketing, purchasing and inventory controlknowledge
Operational problem solver and good processmanagement capability