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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Knutsford


Supplier Manager - German Speaking - 90220871
Primary Location:UK-Cheshire-Knutsford
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:1 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title: Supplier Manager AVP (German Speaking), Radbroke/Manchester or Northampton

Supplier Management works post implementation of contracts with all suppliers and internal stakeholders across the bank to deliver innovative solutions for Barclays, balancing costs against service levels and risks, enabling Barclays to achieve its ambition of becoming the bank of choice. It is responsible for:

• Owning the relationship between the supplier and the bank (working with the Category lead as required)
• Leveraging group wide spend to drive best value from suppliers and delivering value across Barclays
• Delivering effective performance management across all spend
• Supporting internal stakeholders in navigating their way through a complex set of management rules and processes, to optimise the supplier services
• Sitting the framework Third-Party Supplier Risk Management and supporting the procurement and management of suppliers across Barclays in a consistent manner

What will you be doing?
To provide effective management of International supplier relationships on behalf of Barclays, this includes:
• Applying all elements of Sourcing and Supplier Management Policy
• Managing all associated risk and compliance activities
• Driving Post contract value
• Stakeholder Management

These suppliers are based in Europe, hence the language requirements. The relationships will be managed from the UK so little travel to these countries is required.

• Responsible for performing on-going supplier management and assurance activities across a portfolio of medium complexity International suppliers to help the bank effectively manage the service performance, cost and risk in its supply chain
• Responsible for ensuring the relationship is optimally managed and supplier management activities are performed in line with all relevant BU / Group policies and standards
• Managing the internal and external stakeholders for your portfolio/supplier in conjunction with other key parties
• Recognised internally as a Subject Matter Expert in Supplier Relationship Development and drives the greatest value out of supplier relationships
• Understands internal stakeholder / customer needs and can effectively communicate requirements to the supply base successfully supporting the alignment of business processes and strategy
• Accountable for the strategic alignment of Barclays and managed suppliers by establishing common goals and objectives
• Manages the development of Supplier relationships for Barclay’s future requirements
• Plans proactively and runs effective performance meetings with the suppliers identifying areas of improvement for both Barclays and supplier
• Where appropriate provide active support across the wider commercial community within the Bank to enable effective team performance
• Provide sourcing teams with support and input to negotiations with suppliers and chosen service providers, where required
• Support and contribute to team building and team dynamics through personally demonstrating ability to be a self-starter and contribution to team outputs
• Works collaboratively with the broader Supplier Management community and leadership to build and leverage different partnership models
• Troubleshoots and improves International supplier relationships and relationship development processes / initiatives / partnering models across the business
• Achieves operational excellence by effectively applying knowledge of the Supplier Management strategy and its implementation by planning and managing own workload, including specifying initiatives, scheduling projects and preparing operating plans with a defined area of activity
• Masters sufficiently the key elements of Supplier Management processes, policies and enabling tools / systems

What we’re looking for:
• Previous experience in Supplier Management and fluency at explaining it to any audience at any moment
• Strong track record of delivering post contract value from suppliers
• Expert in a variety of spend areas where dependence on effective Supplier Management are strongest
• Fluent, both verbally and in writing in ideally 2 of the required languages – French, Italian, Spanish or German

Skills that will help you in the role:

• Preferably a degree

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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