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Supply Chain Management Lead

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 10 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1372428557

As a Supply Chain Management Lead at HS2 you will be is responsible for delivering the implementation of the Supply Chain Management strategy, and for supporting the deployment of the people, processes and systems for critical supplier engagement, mapping and monitoring.

About the role:
  • To be responsible for the daily management of internal and external Supply Chain management (SCM) resource and lead the HS2 Supply Chain management (SCM) recruitment process including aiding the selection process and interviewing
  • To be responsible for owning and managing the Supply Chain Management (SCM) portfolio and providing first line of assurance for formal Supply Chain Management (SCM) Reports, including Market Sounding Reports, Capacity Analysis, Financial Risk Reports, Case Studies etc. and to be accountable for delivering timely and accurate reporting in accordance with SCM programme governance.
  • To be accountable for leading the engagement with and preparing industry for the scale of the HS2 procurement, positioning HS2 Ltd as a client of choice within the industry.
  • To be accountable for leading Supply Chain Mapping to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks in the market place in order to ensure HS2 Ltd is an informed client and in addition lead market sounding exercises relating to their own SCM portfolio and contribute towards the delivery of others as required.
  • To be responsible for promoting a culture of building excellent Supply Chain relationships built on trust and openness that enhance HS2 reputation in the market place.
  • To be responsible for leading meetings, workshops and engagement events required to support the delivery of SCM at HS2 and lead ongoing operation support in the maintenance of all sources of SCM data and tools.
  • To be responsible for working with other members of the Procurement & Commercial directorate team where cross working between the various groups and SCM is needed.
  • To be responsible for being the on point representative for steel issues (and other critical commodity items), responding to Freedom of Information requests (FOI's), Parliamentary Questions (PQ's), & providing copy for press enquires, liaising with the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS, Cabinet Office & Crown Commercial Services) and leading industry representatives in responding to the steel industry issues, embedding new government policy into HS2 procurement processes and delivery.
  • To be responsible for the collation & presentation of compliance data against PPN 11/16 (Steel Procurement Guidance) for Cabinet Office.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:
  • Team management & leadership skills i.e. building and leading teams
  • Ability to support, coach and mentor colleagues.
  • Analytical Skills including the use of Excel to understand and analyse supplier information. commercial and negotiating skills e.g. leading discussions with senior members of the HS supply chain.
  • communications skills - ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including the writing of reports and delivery of presentations. Stakeholder management skills - the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to collaborate with both the awarded and potential HS2 supply chain, and any related industry bodies and stakeholders.
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Knowledge of government initiatives, policies and best practice approaches to SCM
  • Familiar with the commercial and contract delivery lifecycle including key activities during market engagement, procurement and delivery.
  • Understanding of systems and reporting applications including procurement and commercial tools.
  • Knowledge of large projects or working within/under a similar matrix organisational structure.
  • Knowledge of the approaches to, and benefits of, good stakeholder management, internal and external communication, coordinated 3rd party and supplier engagement.
  • Appreciation of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation.
  • Knowledge of different procurement routes including use of Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) processes and government frameworks.
  • Understanding of project scheduling and planning.
  • Membership of (or to be currently working towards) the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or equivalents e.g. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Type of experience:
  • Experience of managing a Supplier Chain Management (SCM) or supplier engagement programme in either the public or private sector.
  • Experience within a procurement, financial or commercial governance structure with supporting policy and processes.
  • Experience in managing a team.
It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.
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