Supply Chain Manager

4 days left

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Somerset
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Nov 2016
Closes
15 Dec 2016
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Inspiring people to realise their potential

Supply Chain Manager - employability and adult skills

??Competitive package plus car allowance

Flexible location working across the south of England

learndirect is the UK's largest provider of skills, training and employment services. We've helped over 4 million people gain the skills they need for work, whether qualifications in everyday subjects like mathematics, English and IT, vocational qualifications and apprenticeships, or higher-level professional qualifications. We're one of the leading employment services providers, changing the lives of job seekers across the country by helping them get into work.

What will the role involve?

You will be responsible for providing overall operational management and direction to the network of employability and adult skills provision subcontractors. The role will require you to identify strategic partners that will add both additional financial and breadth of offer to the current learndirect proposition. Subsequently engaging with providers, negotiating, planning and implementing through to effectively managing the developed provider network.

Some of the main accountabilities will include:

???Reporting directly to the Operations Director, you are responsible for providing strategic planning and subsequent implementation of key initiatives and priorities to ensure that contract delivery is aligned to business plans.
???Supporting the Senior Management Team to drive forward towards the achievement of the yearly budget, associated Divisional KPIs and the Strategic Plan.
???Responsibility for growing revenue streams and contribution though the identification of strategic partners that will add both additional financial and breadth of offer to the current learndirect proposition. Subsequently engaging with providers, negotiating, planning and implementing through to effectively managing the developed provider network.
???Overall management responsibility of the day to day management of the network ensuring subcontractors achieve their performance and quality contractual targets whilst also ensuring subcontractors achieve and maintain contractual compliance.
???Develop high level relationships with new partners who will enhance delivery and/or business development opportunities.
???Ensure the timely preparation of budgets, profiling and forecasts of all requirements on all new subcontractors, incorporating both Operational and Support service teams.

What skills, experience, and qualifications are we looking for?
???Experience of managing funded provision and successful delivery of contracts
???Strong top level understanding and awareness of the education and training sector and associated bodies, such as the SFA.
???Experience of managing sub-contractors, partner organisations or a supply chain network. The ability to manage and develop subcontractors to effectively meet the needs of the business.
???Experience of high level budgeted and managing a P&L.
???Excellent analytical skills and experience of creating detailed analytical reports and data and trend analysis.
???Strong ICT skills, ability to reproduce and present complex data analysis to a wide and varied audience utilising Microsoft packages including MS Project.
???Possess exceptional judgement, with the ability to maintain clarity of thought and tenacity within all aspects of business operation and contract management.

What's in it for you?

We pride ourselves in the career training and development our colleagues receive, and we continuously strive to improve our ways of working. Everyone at learndirect plays a really important part in achieving our goals, so we think we can offer truly unique opportunities.

All colleagues enjoy a flexible benefits package that can be shaped according to individual needs. This includes holiday entitlement that starts at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (with the option of buying additional leave), pension and health care plans, childcare voucher and season ticket loan schemes; and a variety of other lifestyle discounts.

learndirect welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to diversity, recruiting to reflect the communities we serve, and our PREVENT duty

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