Supplier Relationship Manager


Position:- Supplier Relationship Manager

Location:- Milton Keynes

Salary:- £26,000

Excellent Benefits

  • 25 Days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Discretionary KPI bonus
  • Personal Training Budget of £1,000 per annum (in addition to other training opportunities provided)
  • National Rail Card
  • Perkbox membership
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing allowance
  • Multiple social and charity events each year

Due to a recent internal promotion our client based in the heart of Milton Keynes is currently looking for a Supplier Relationship Manager to join a highly successful team.

  • You will be responsible for developing relationships with the existing Supplier Base
  • You will support Suppliers through the journey and implement internal change management process
  • You will spot trends within the market and execute strategies to help ensure their customers have a supply base that can not only meet their needs of today but also plan for their needs for the future.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, engaging and out-going, with a proven ability to build relationships, spot market trends, improve process efficiencies, manage suppliers and deliver to targets.


  • Responsible for engaging with current suppliers whilst demonstrating the value of the technology platform to entice and promote the technology to new and upcoming supply chains
  • Support with the onboarding of suppliers
  • Deliver a strong communication strategy to suppliers
  • Supporting suppliers on a day to day basis in their use of the technology
  • Managing ad hoc requests from suppliers
  • Identifying trends and completing SWOT analysis on client spend that ensures a fully functioning supply base
  • Delivering presentations and briefings to suppliers
  • Updating targets and creating progress reports
  • The role may require occasional travel to clients (expenses paid) and flexible working hours depending on how the business grows over the coming months

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience onboarding suppliers/ managing suppliers
  • Customer driven with the ability to build long term relationships
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative
  • A creative and ambitious approach to work
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Willingness to travel across the UK when required

Desirable Skills:

  • Degree educated, second class honours or above
  • Experience of implementing change management procedures
  • Efficient management of KPI’s or SLA’s with suppliers

The Person:

  • A clear communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong focus on targets and objectives
  • Tenacious and adaptable
  • Creative thinker
  • Engaging and persuasive
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative
  • Strong problem solving and organisation skills
  • Proactive attitude to work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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