Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

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Supplier relationship manager provides inputs and recommendations into product pricing including product costs, market pricing trends, competitive pricing and market forecasts.

Supplier Relationship Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Building and maintaining professional relationships by networking with the suppliers Absa internal stakeholders
Represent the function at forums and committees
Perform supplier audits to actively review and measure supplier compliance
Recommend appropriate remedies that can be taken with suppliers that may have committed breaches
Undertake supplier segmentation analysis based on risk and value
Create supplier segmentation analysis for specific supplier areas based on risk and value
Review supplier audits
Reviews performance of suppliers across specific business units
Identify opportunities with suppliers to gain a competitive advantage and deliver added value to both parties
Identify, monitor and analyze benefits

Supplier Relationship Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Relationship Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPIM, APICS, ITIL, CPM, CPSM, CSCP, CIRM, CSSP

Education for Supplier Relationship Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier relationship manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Management, MBA, Engineering, Education, Technical, Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Science

Skills for Supplier Relationship Manager

Desired skills for supplier relationship manager include:

Manufacturing
Competitive set
Distribution channels
Manufacturing costs
Pricing strategies
Product price components
Promotional techniques
Protocols
Contract law
Contracting trends

Desired experience for supplier relationship manager includes:

Ensure efficient and compliant processes and procedures are developed and adhered to for sourcing and supplier management
Assist internal business and quality teams with material and process selection for purchases, locating and selecting suppliers for purchases per category strategies, negotiate prices, develop and administer contracts for strategic suppliers
Develop and improve major business processes such as business continuity and supplier partnership to deliver annual improvements in total cost, quality and service, and support sites as needed
Develop an expertise in the business needs and capabilities for major categories and key business processes
Champion annual productivity improvements by leading internal & joint supplier / teams pursuing cost reduction opportunities in alignment with the sourcing strategy
Develop and implement strategic plan(s) for functional area(s) managed

Supplier Relationship Manager Examples

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Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier relationship manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supplier relationship manager
  • Represent the organization's business operations and administrative affairs within the organization, the university and/or outside constituencies
  • Create an environment that attracts, retains and develops world class staff
  • Transform administrative processes, systems and infrastructure throughout the University so that people can spend more time on value-added activities
  • Deliver accurate, timely and useful information to support decision-making
  • Create a comprehensive and balanced approach to University-wide risk management
  • Continuously improve faculty, staff, student, and other clients' satisfaction with administrative services
  • Communicate campaign strategy and segmentation to key stakeholders (Sales, Customer Support, Product Marketing, Sales Operations, ) to ensure team readiness & consistent messaging
  • Work with the Creative Services team to deliver effective customer communications assets across multiple channels including in-house email, landing pages, onsite banner ads, print, direct mail, online display, SEM
  • Collaborate with Sourcing and Quality functions to actively monitor the performance of suppliers in the areas of delivery, quality and cost
  • Develop cross functional relationships to understand company technology needs and new product requirements
Qualifications for supplier relationship manager
  • 3-5 years in procurement, 2-3 years in Supplier Relationship Management
  • Collect, analyze and manage data pertaining to the service providers
  • Relationship manager for all services provided
  • 5+ years in strategic sourcing and procurement life cycle management
  • 3-5+ years of experience in dealing with contracts -- broad IT commodity experience preferred with application of legal implications and risk preservation
  • Strong process mind set, with emphasis in use of 6 Sigma tools and concepts
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Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supplier relationship manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier relationship manager
  • To manage matrix relationships with Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T), Procurement, and other partners
  • To oversee key technical transfer and commercialization projects supported by a key contract manufacturing organization
  • Responsible for establishing and executing project plans, coordinating technical transfer activities, validation, continuous improvement, CMC inputs for regulatory filings and process support for clinical and commercial manufacturing of drug substance and commercial drug product
  • He/She will have responsibility for providing leadership and direction to site ensuring availability of raw materials and supplies to support manufacturing production
  • Works with Internal stakeholders Information Services Director, Business Development and Program Managers to communicate and develop the Strategic Supplier plan in accordance with the long range business plan and business need
  • Ongoing development of key strategic supplier partnerships in support of Americas Service Delivery business
  • Ensure all supplier contracts are kept current and properly managed
  • Tracking supplier (MSA Agreements) performance and ongoing evaluations
  • Monthly America’s supplier cost and financial reporting
  • Supplier Invoice validation and reconciliation
Qualifications for supplier relationship manager
  • Business fluent knowledge of English (other languages are a plus)
  • Ability to think strategically, but also is extremely comfortable with granularity (think globally, but can act regionally, when necessary)
  • External security review – ensure questionnaire is completed on the correct frequency, depending on the risk level this will be every 1, 3 or 5 years
  • Analyse data in the supplier management database
  • Three (3) Years of Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Three (3) years Supplier and Contract Management
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Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier relationship manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for supplier relationship manager
  • Identify and drive opportunities to reduce supplier costs providing improved value and performance to Agilent and our customers
  • Develop and manage pass-through pricing
  • Program management of supplier related programs
  • Partner and interface with Agilent Global Sourcing
  • Negotiation of non-purchasing agreements with suppliers (NDA, cooperation / co-innovation agreements )
  • On a rotational schedule, perform supplier operational audits focusing upon areas determined by team consensus
  • Manage Supplier Relationship and Development (LLP/3PLs)
  • Acts as Business Advisor to internal customers
  • To establish and track performance against KPI’s for safety, quality, customer service, cycle time, inventory and financial targets
  • To monitors vendor performance and proactively identified issues and risk with their operations
Qualifications for supplier relationship manager
  • Studying towards MCIPS qualification- NQF Level 7 Honours Degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • 5+ years of IT Application procurement and sourcing experience within a complex global operation
  • Appropriate professional qualification CPM or CPSM (Institute of Supply Management), or similar relevant technical qualification
  • Experience in Benefits, Banking & Finance contract analysis, negotiation, financial modeling and RFP, RFI, RFQ creation and evaluation
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience with supplier and/or client relationship management
  • Global corporate IT supplier relationship management, supplier SLA performance management, IT supplier governance, dispute resolution, amendments to supplier agreements, quarterly business reviews, general oversight and governance of strategic IT supplier agreements
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Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier relationship manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supplier relationship manager
  • To actively manage product and raw material/consumable obsolescence to act as a key project team interface back to the BEM organization
  • Developing cross functional relationships, working collaboratively and assisting in the prioritisation of any supplier queries
  • Problem solving specific supplier bottlenecks within the P2P Process
  • Assisting in the implementation of a Vendor Financing Programming (Procurement Support for HHT Scheme)
  • Working with the Procurement & Finance Teams to deliver the improved end to end functional P2P SAP solution
  • Delivery of process compliance by driving functional ownership across the relevant business teams
  • Identify any proposed system and process changes to enhance the efficiency and performance of the P2P process
  • Strong communication skills and ability to encourage colleagues and stakeholders to meet required solutions / deadlines
  • Be a leading example of the HRE missions, visions and values
  • Produce detailed KPIs and updates at required intervals to monitor progress / performance in line with required timescales for the P2P activity
Qualifications for supplier relationship manager
  • Three (3) years Strategic sourcing and commodity management Preferred
  • Provide leadership, oversight and governance for the overall IT supplier management systems and processes
  • Has good interpersonal skills and is confident in dealing with clients/users and suppliers
  • Demonstrate candor
  • Very strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Minimum of seven years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in Strategic Sourcing, Category, or Supplier Management with at least four years of experience in SRM (Supplier Relationship Management)
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Supplier Relationship Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier relationship manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier relationship manager
  • Single Site Point of Contact to IFM (ISS) and MRO (Synovos) vendors and other dedicated suppliers/contractors on site
  • Manage the IFM & MRO contracts (MSA, LCA and Schedules) at the site level
  • Focused oversight of general facilities services (building maintenance, janitorial, waste, pest control, GMP/non-GMP cleaning, lab services)
  • Understand the financial implications of supplier decisions and provide specialist advice on financial impacts, outcomes and recommend commercial approach
  • Manage transactional procurement activities and contribute to the improvement of Inventory and purchasing practices with the purpose of reducing product costs and lead times
  • Leadership of assigned staff and contributing to the professional development of team capability
  • Definition of general objectives and the strategy of the categories, assuring the best cost and quality
  • Manage the implementation of the strategy of External Sites Operations the execution of the new relationship model with external manufacturers, ensuring the tracking of the objectives and the action plans
  • Coordinate External manufacturer operations and internally with the other functions from all perspectives
  • Lead the execution of contracts and manage their accomplishment for the assigned categories
Qualifications for supplier relationship manager
  • Excellence in driving process, performance, and efficiency improvements
  • Able to deal with sensitive and difficult situations in a calm and effective manner
  • Ability to work partly independently, in a team environment, and balance multiple priorities concurrently
  • Biotech exposure and experience
  • Three (3) years Strategic sourcing and commodity management
  • Minimum of 5 years, laboratory equipment support or sales experience

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