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Senior Supply Chain Manager

Company HS2 Location Birmingham
Contract Permanent Position Salary Competitive
Sector(s) Engineering, Procurement & Supply Chain

Job Description

As a Senior Supply Chain Manager at HS2 you will deliver the implementation of the Supply Chain Management Strategy, supporting the deployment of the people, processes and systems for critical supplier engagement, mapping and monitoring.

About the role:

  • Daily management of internal and external Supply Chain Management resource
  • Support the HS2 professional development process, conducting reviews, setting objectives, providing mentoring, training and support
  • First line of assurance for formal Supply Chain Management Reports, including Market Sounding Reports, Capacity Analysis, Financial Risk Reports and Case Studies
  • Manage respective Supply Chain Management portfolio
  • Engage with and prepare industry for the scale of the HS2 procurement, positioning HS2 Ltd as a client of choice within the industry
  • Undertake Supply Chain Mapping to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks in the market place in order to ensure HS2 Ltd is an informed client
  • Promote a culture of building excellent Supply Chain relationships built on trust, openness that enhance HS2 reputation in the market place
  • Lead market sounding exercises relating to your own Supply Chain Management portfolio and contribute towards the delivery of others as required.
  • Lead meetings, workshops and engagements events required to support the delivery of Supply Chain Management at HS2
  • Provide ongoing operation support in the maintenance of all sources of Supply Chain Management data and tools
  • Support with the timely and accurate reporting in accordance with Supply Chain Management programme governance
  • Work with other members of the commercial directorate team where cross working between the various groups and Supply Chain Management is needed. 


About You:  Knowledge of government initiatives, policies and best practice approaches to Supply Chain Management Knowledge of commercial and contract delivery lifecycles, including key activities during market engagement, procurement and delivery Understanding of systems and reporting applications, including procurement and commercial tools Knowledge of approaches to, and benefits of, good stakeholder management, internal and external communication, as well as coordinated third party and supplier engagement Appreciation of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation Knowledge of different procurement routes, including use of 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.  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.  About Us: High Speed 2 (HS2) 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 is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.    


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