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Supplier Manager

Posted: 28 Nov 2019 Closes: 3 Jan 2020
Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS £39,785 - £43,442
Flexible hm-land-registry/20191128122349

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. 

We are now looking for an experienced Supplier Manager to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

Job description

As a Supplier Manager you will manage the full lifecycle of a group of contracts so that HM Land Registry receives the desired value from the relationships, whilst managing supplier performance against contract KPIs. You will undertake supplier and contract management responsibilities in the project / programme delivery of technology services or resources , ensuring commercial activities in relation to these contracts meet policy requirements and provide value for money. 

Part of the role will involve coaching and mentoring colleagues in supplier management and encouraging their development and actively promote a service improvement culture.


To meet the requirements of this role, you will have experience of establishing strong working relationships with suppliers, delivering value to the organisation and managing suppliers through the on-boarding to exit lifecycle. 

In addition, you will have proven experience of managing issue resolution and delivering improvements and creating an inclusive environment where new processes or procedures based on analysis of performance with suppliers are introduced. 

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. 

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT 

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of: 
• brilliant at the basics; 
• a comprehensive Land Register; 
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030; 
• opening our data; 
• expert people; and 
• financially strong. 



We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated. 

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Please upload your CV to include your Qualifications and work history. The statement of suitability section (in no more than 1250 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed: 

• Establishing strong working relationships with suppliers and delivering value to the organisation. 
• Managing suppliers through the on-boarding to exit lifecycle. This role has specific focus on the delivery stages of projects & programmes. 
• Managing issue resolution and delivering improvements. 
• Creating an inclusive environment where new processes or procedures based on analysis of performance with suppliers are introduced. 
• Ability to evaluate and propose practical alternatives where issues arise in supplier management. 

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation. 

The sift will take place week commencing Monday 6 January 2020 and interviews will take place week commencing Monday 20 January 2020, locations to be confirmed.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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