Key Supplier Manager

  • Manufacturing
  • Plymouth

Job Information

Salary :

c£40k depending on experience

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :


Job Description

Global Market leader based in Plymouth are looking to recruit an experienced supply chain professional, the successful applicant will manage relationships with strategic suppliers to ensure supply of the best quality products, delivered on time at the most competitive prices. A significant part of the role will be to review the supplychain, identify risks / bottlenecks and implement solutions to ensure the continued supply of parts via new processes or new suppliers.

Main Duties / description of tasks

  • Proactive management of business critical suppliers
  • Identify new suppliers that expand or improve the supply chain portfolio
  • Drive on time delivery, quality and cost improvements
  • Develop management KPI’s to monitor Supplier performance
  • Liaise with all departments to understand product and service needs
  • Identify, understand and mitigate risks in the supply chain
  • Daily and monthly monitoring of supplier performance
  • Monthly KPI’s
  • Continuous improvement 


  • Managing Director
  • Director of Supply
  • Purchasing Manager & Team
  • Quality Team
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • All Managers / Team Leaders
  • All other employees
  • Suppliers –requirement for off site visits to Suppliers (UK and International)

Formal Requirements

  • Purchasing best practice
  • Supply contract negotiation
  • Continuous improvement methodologies
  • Positive Leadership
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Able to develop strong effective relationships both internally with our people and externally with suppliers
  • Leadership in a business environment
  • CIPS qualification

If you have the relevant experience listed above, and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by clicking the apply button. 

For informal chat please phone 01752 252533 and ask for David. Many thanks for your interest.