We're hiring! Supply Chain, Procurement & Connectivity Advisor

May 17, 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain & Procurement Connectivity Advisor to join our Growth Hub team, based at our offices at Festival Park, Hanley.

We offer an attractive benefits package, a rewarding role in a great team and good opportunities for personal development.

This is a full-time role, working Monday to Friday, a total of 35 hours per week, with the possibility for some of the role to be carried out as agile/home working.

Job Purpose

This role supports the link of supply chain and procurement advice and guidance to Staffordshire based businesses through the connectivity of key stakeholders and partnerships for the buyers in the public and private sectors. The advisor will bring expertise in ‘winning work’ through various mechanisms such a bid writing techniques and supply chain advice and support. An advocate of the increasing recognition that “buying local” can help local regeneration and help businesses to grow by gaining the right support to operate in new markets and with strong social value and in so doing, provide a strong revenue stream for Staffordshire Chambers.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To develop strong relationships with procurement teams and other key stakeholders across Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire to support SME’s in developing better access to a local supply chain
  2. To establish a procurement forum for buyers to share experiences and knowledge and encourage buying local
  3. To work with businesses and buyers to understand and recognise the social value aims expected through procurement
  4. To work with businesses to ensure they are compliant with relevant policies and procedures – both through direct involvement and through helping access other relevant support
  5. To develop a key database of procurement tools/accreditations required and develop links with BSI, ISOs and other accreditations to get the right advice to businesses and to develop commercial services
  6. To run effective and imaginative meet the buyer events and workshops to bring businesses and suppliers together
  7. To develop relevant metrics, indicators and KPIs so that the Chambers can report on the work done by businesses to maximise social value
  8. To bring procurement best practice and principals into the area and maximise the social value and community benefit derived from procurement activity
  9. To be familiar with using procurement portals and work with the Chambers staff to bring those opportunities to the attention of relevant businesses
  10. To help businesses to avoid risks including modern slavery in supply chains, child labour and unintended environmental damage
  11. To continue to promote environmental initiatives to Chambers’ members and the wider business community
  12. To achieve all targets including training numbers, membership recruitment and to achieve financial targets and KPI’s
  13. To act as a dedicated point of contact for allocated Chambers’ members.

Supply Chain, Procurement & Connectivity Advisor

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