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Job Introduction

The role of a Supply Chain Manager will be part of the Procurement and Supplier Management team who are responsible for oversight of suppliers of both IT and non-IT goods and services.

The role will report to the Senior Supply Chain Manager and will be predominantly responsible for leading strategic procurement projects across a variety of categories, predominately technology & IT (Cloud based, IT Change and Outsourcing).

Main Responsibilities
• Develop and implement sourcing and category strategies for key spend areas, working collaboratively with business stakeholders to deliver a combination of quick wins and longer term strategic reviews and initiatives
• Be responsible for working closely with assigned UK departments to define requirements, assist with identifying vendors, lead RFX process and evaluations, negotiations, etc.
• Provide market insights into the sourcing process on projects within categories of expertise and perform due diligence reviews to... ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements
• Negotiating with external service providers/suppliers to deliver best service and a value proposition
• Recording of supply agreements on the Handelsbanken global contracts database
• Assisting Legal Counsel in negotiating terms of services/supply agreement
• Work collaboratively with suppliers and business stakeholders to identifying opportunities for cost savings/process improvements across the bank
• Report on third party risk and where necessary challenge operational requirements and supplier spend. You will also conduct third-party reviews on selected third party’s to ensure business relationships are fostered and maintained

Ideal Candidate

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• Extensive procurement, strategic sourcing and supplier management experience with particular expertise within IT & Technology Procurement categories including “as a Service” models in software, platforms and Cloud, Professional Services, etc.
• Understanding of good IT and business outsourcing disciplines
• Proven track record of delivering sustainable cost savings, performance efficiencies and risk mitigation within the procurement lifecycle
• Experienced in change management as well as collating and analysing data
• Ability to make sound commercial judgements with excellent verbal communication skills; with experience presenting at C-Level
• Ability to understand complex problems and focus on the critical issues, providing solution recommendations whilst being a self-starter with the ability and willingness to work on your own initiative

Company Information

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products.

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Check our Handelsbanken website for further information

At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.

What is in it for you?
• We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development.
• Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
• A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email uk_talent@careers.handelsbanken.co.uk .

This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received
London UK

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