Supplier Governance Lead

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England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum
05 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
Louis Glover
Contract Type
  • Management & continuous improvement of the supplier management centre of excellence
  • Development, ownership and oversight of a Supplier Assurance programme to validate external supplier controls applicable to managing inherent risk

Client Details

My client is a global financial services business who are a market leader in customer and employee satisfaction.


  • Ownership, operationalisation and oversight of Supplier Risk & Criticality assessment process and Supplier Risk Framework (SRF)
  • Lead and develop the Supplier Management Centre of Excellence function to drive improved supplier management processes, systems and support provided to stakeholders
  • Provide induction & refresher training, ongoing advice, support and consultation to Supplier Managers & Accountable Executives to help them manage their supplier relationships effectively
  • Provide SRF quality assurance to assess adherence to framework and target improvements
  • Ownership of Supplier Management reporting to stakeholders and throughout the risk committee structure up to and including Board Risk Committee
  • Keep abreast of regulations as they relate to third party management and oversight via research, networking and attendance at key forums. Drive any applicable changes through process re-adjustments and training
  • Development, ownership and oversight of a Supplier Assurance programme to validate external supplier controls applicable to managing inherent risk. Ensure programme deliverables are met in agreed timescales.
  • Establishment, ongoing review & management of Procurement systems used, identifying and driving through any improvements
  • Procurement policy, process and procedure review and revision
  • Oversee the screening of existing suppliers ensuring all requirements are met and within required frequency
  • Provide oversight and co-ordinate procurement programme tasks across the SM CoE as required
  • Develop best practice templates and guidance documentation to support Supplier Managers in meeting Supplier Management requirements
  • Work with the Sourcing team to ensure Sourcing practices reflect the requirements of ongoing supplier management activities


  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple objectives against a plan of activity
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own and teams work. Takes responsibility for own and teams actions
  • Self-starter and can work under own initiative
  • Naturally challenges the status quo to drive improvements/add further value to owned processes
  • Process oriented and thinks like the end user in process design
  • Naturally tenacious and will keep pushing to drive the Supplier Management agenda
  • Previous line management responsibility
  • Relevant and proven supplier management experience in FS industry
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement and simplify complex requirements
  • Change management - embedding new systems & processes

Job Offer:

  • Great brand
  • Exposure to C-Suite
  • Great salary & benefits
  • Great progression

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