Supply Chain Business Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR2550
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2021
  • Recruiter: Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Management and Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Supply Chain Business Manager – Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, one of the leading business membership organisations in Suffolk, is looking for talented and ambitious Supply Chain Business Managers for these newly created roles, to provide targeted engagement and support with the local business community and to help uncover contract opportunities for the Sizewell C Supply Chain project. 

Fixed term contract initially to 31 December 2021 with opportunities for extension based on achieving key milestones. 

The role is based in Ipswich, covering all of East Anglia. 

We are looking for both outgoing, dynamic, and forward-thinking business managers, and strategic and diligent business analysts to fill these exciting new roles.  

Through a wide range of targeted engagement opportunities, you will raise awareness of the supply chain offer and develop business improvement plans to assist suppliers in maximising their chances to win contracts at Sizewell C. You will be working alongside key stakeholders including EDF Energy, New Anglia LEP and local authorities, and therefore you will play a pivotal role in building strategic relationships across Suffolk and beyond. 

The ideal Supply Chain Business Manager will have experience of tender-matching and understand the challenges and opportunities relating to supply chains and suppliers as well as a good knowledge of local business, and be confident and comfortable in talking to a wide range of businesses about maximising their chances to win contract opportunities at Sizewell C. 

With experience in presenting to a range of businesses, you will have outstanding communication and organisation skills as well as experience in managing your own lead generation and conversions. These are customer facing roles that will involve extensive networking and the attendance at a range of events, from business breakfasts and networking sessions, to conferences, seminars, and exhibitions, and so excellent networking and negotiating skills are a must. 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes: 

  • Experience in business engagement, advice, and support
  • Knowledge of supply chain opportunities
  • Diagnostic skills to signpost and support businesses who aim to win supply chain contracts
  • Business analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and generate business leads
  • Excellent networking and negotiating skills
  • Collaborative and proactive approach
  • The ability to ‘think on your feet’ and problem solve under pressure
  • Highly organised, self-motivated & punctual
  • Positive and flexible approach to working, including some out of hours work
  • A full driving licence and access to transport 

This is a full-time role initially for a fixed term initially ending on the 31 December 2021, with opportunities for extension based on achieving key milestones. In return, the salary on offer is £30,000 - £35,000 per annum. Other benefits will include expenses, company pension, onsite parking, flexible working, and healthcare package.

You will have the opportunity shape and develop your skills within this new role, in a friendly, flexible, and proactive office environment. 

If you have all the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Additional keywords: Supply Chain, Management, Contracts, Business Growth, Manager, Supply, Chain, Nuclear, Energy

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