Supply Chain Compliance Manager
Newcastle, United Kingdom
6d ago

Supply Chain Compliance Manager

Arup is a multi disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

About this career opportunity

We are currently looking for Supply Chain Compliance Manager to join us in either Manchester, Birmingham / Solihull or Newcastle.

You'll be responsible for managing a procurement compliance process across our complex project and central service supply chains.

Fully supported by the Procurement, Tax and Finance teams, you'll work with project managers, project directors, purchasing managers and other buyers within the business to :

  • Act as the first point of contact for buyers’ when they are considering supplier options
  • Identify, understand and manage risk during procurement phase of new and existing suppliers and subcontractors, and guide appropriately as to remedial actions.
  • ensure all compliance activities are completed on time, actions tracked, solutions agreed and documented and accurate timely reporting is provided
  • escalation of any risks to appropriate team Legal, Tax, Finance, further within Procurement
  • Post procurement - actively managing the supply chain to continually assess and audit ongoing risks to intervals agreed and amended from time to time.
  • Risks will include supply chain tax compliance (IR35) as an initial focus, closely followed by reputational supplier searches, financial stability, contractual validity, new supplier onboarding and the like.
  • Further important areas for identification and reporting will be sustainability, ethics-diversity and inclusion (EDI) and supplier performance scoring
  • Ensure supplier contracts are submitted as part of the compliance process - escalating any concerns appropriately and as agreed.
  • Maintain accurate database(s) and records of all activities undertaken, to permit audit trails of all decisions taken.
  • Support the migration of any legacy databases to new platforms as and when they are implemented and available for use.

  • You will be supported by a compliance officer, reporting to you, in the activities above.
  • You will report to the Head of Procurement
  • Skills and experiences

  • Experience of providing a procurement / supply chain or similar compliance internal service in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of supply chain / procurement compliance processes SRM, Business Integrity, contracts, pre-qualification, frameworks and implementation of standards - will be an advantage
  • Excellent digital skills, working with and maintaining data to a high standard using Microsoft platforms and ERP systems.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, adept at working with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels and able to arrive a mutually acceptable solution
  • Possess a positive, flexible and pragmatic approach to working
  • We will consider a range of professional qualifications appropriate to the role.
  • Rewards and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

    Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover.

    Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.

    You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work / life balance and financial security.

    In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

    Shape your time with us

    Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them.

    We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

    At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.

    g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

    Join us in shaping a better world.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

    We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

    What happens next?

    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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