Supplier Relationship Manager
Burns & McDonnell
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2d ago


The Supplier Relationship Manager is responsible for engaging with all current and potential suppliers across the UK energy sector with a focus on building and maintaining a strong and capable supply chain for the transmission & distribution teams.

This role will build upon the market entry activity over the last three years. Key responsibilities are as follows :


Build relationships with suppliers at a variety of levels across the relevant parts of their organisation.

Leading supplier engagement activity and collaborating with them to support work winning and project delivery.

Collaborating internally with other parts of Burns & McDonnell to maximise opportunities with existing global suppliers.

Inputting to proposals through answer planning workshops

Inputting to the commercial offer through the pursuit process.

Enhancing organisation reputation by confirming client satisfaction during the pursuit process and into delivery.

The Supply Chain Manager collaborates with operational teams to identify needs and resolve potential risks while driving consistency throughout the process.

The Supply Chain Manager has the industry experience to manage Electricity transmission & Distribution supply chain along with general construction suppliers and contractors.

Act as the UK point of contact for Burns & McDonnell procurement team in the US who will undertake the transactional procurement activity of material, equipment, and subcontracted construction services.

Source potential supply chain partners for defined scopes of work, and work with appropriate members of the project team to prequalify suppliers and establish commitment to provide proposals for such work.

Follow the Burns & McDonnell procurement standards and methodology.

Prepare procurement packages in conjunction with the construction teams for the purchase of equipment, materials and subcontracts, working with the corporate procurement team.

Manage all supply chain partner reporting and communication for our projects.

Provide technical guidance and leadership for procurement personnel assigned to assist with procurement activities.

Facilitate evaluation of supplier performance and ensure such information is included in the company’s supplier database.

Develop and manage a 360 feedback process with key supply chain partners.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Experience in a similar role, ideally within the T&D sector and as a minimum within the built environment sector.

Proven ability to build relationships across supplier organisations.

Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Construction or a related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

A minimum of 7 years relevant supply chain management experience, preferably in Electricity Transmission or a similar infrastructure related industry.

Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Expert knowledge of supply chain management methodologies including the use of relevant tools.

Good technical knowledge of supplier's products and capabilities

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