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Supplier Relationship Specialist - Marketing Category (Permanent)

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon Country: UK Rate: £40k - £50k + up to 17.5% annual bonus & Benefits
  • A chance to manage supplier relationships across various business sectors
  • An opportunity to enhance supplier management practices within NFU Mutual
  • Hybrid role with up to 60% homeworking and 40% in Stratford-upon-Avon

About the role:

As a Supplier Relationship Specialist Marketing Category at NFU Mutual, you'll lead, advise, and guide on the delivery of excellent supply chain performance that supports our key business outcomes and contributes to our long-term objectives. You will be responsible for establishing and continually developing partnering relationships with multiple stakeholders, managing the performance of the existing supply chain predominately within Marketing and implementing improvements to ensure delivery in terms of Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Sustainability (QCDS) outcomes. This role is crucial in minimizing risk and ensuring compliance with our policies, standards, and regulatory requirements.

In this role, you will lead supply chain performance to drive excellence and support NFU Mutual's long-term business objectives. Building and maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholders across the business and externally will be crucial, as it will help understand and meet the required service and QCDS outcomes. You will monitor and manage the performance of the supply chain, ensuring the delivery of contract value in terms of QCDS while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance with policies and regulatory requirements.

You will collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure contracts are current, align with the services being delivered, meet legal and regulatory requirements, and manage the implementation of relevant changes. Working closely with stakeholders, including the Supplier Relationship Manager, you will identify opportunities to improve and redesign the supply chain to enhance QCDS performance, develop resilience, and support the delivery of NFU Mutual's long-term objectives. Maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders, including operational service owners and colleagues, will be essential to ensure effective supplier life cycle management and the achievement of business objectives. Additionally, you will develop and report on management information that meets stakeholder requirements and supports effective decision-making.

About you:

We are seeking a Supplier Relationship Specialist Marketing Category with strong negotiation, communication, stakeholder engagement, and attention to detail skills. The ideal candidate will excel in negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring optimal performance and value. Excellent communication and engagement abilities are essential for liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Your meticulous attention to detail will be crucial in managing supply chain complexities.

  • Contract Management: Demonstrable experience in negotiating and managing the contract life cycle of Marketing as a category.
  • Procurement Knowledge: Understanding of procurement processes, contractual terms and conditions, and commercial risk.
  • Vendor Management: Specialist knowledge of procurement and vendor management practices, including emerging trends.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Experience managing supplier relationships across multiple categories.
  • Stakeholder Management: Proven experience managing stakeholders at all levels within a business.

The CIPS qualification is desirable to hold for this position.

At NFU Mutual, we support an inclusive workplace and value all the differences that make us unique. We celebrate the creativity and innovation that comes from diverse perspectives and experiences and share a common vision of doing the right thing for our customers and employees.

We recognise that some candidates may experience barriers during the recruitment process. So, we encourage candidates to discuss any adjustments or accommodations they need to be the best they can be throughout our recruitment process.

We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Race at Work and Women in Finance Charter signatory and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, neurodiversity, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.

Benefits and Rewards:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000 Dependent upon experience
  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5% of salary)
  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell/save holiday trading scheme
  • A Family Friendly policy that helps you balance your work and family responsibilities
  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets
  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership - subject to T&Cs
  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more
  • Access to voluntary benefits, including health assessments, private medical insurance and dental insurance
  • Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year
  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary
  • Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.

Working at NFU Mutual:

We're one of the UK's leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we've put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're one of only 60 companies across the globe to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2024 award, and one of only 2 companies to receive the award for the ninth consecutive year. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021, the Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK List 2023 and 2024 and were recognised as a certified UK Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute in 2023 and 2024.

We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

Posted Date: 19 Jun 2024 Reference: JSFIND00785 Company: NFU Mutual Contact: NFU Mutual