Senior Vendor Manager - Packaging & Materials

GBP75000.00 - GBP85000.00 per annum + Bonus & benefits
14 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Vendor Manager - Packaging & Materials

Global Supply Chain & Sourcing Services Organization

Location - London + Hybrid Working

Salary - £70k-£80k + bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard,

As part of the long-term development plan of this global sourcing & supply chain services business, a dedicated Vendor Management team is being established to track the relationships, performance, and operations of the company's global supplier base more effectively.

As the Senior Vendor Manager based in the UK, you will oversee the relationship with key UK & EU Vendors and work closely with your counterparts in North America and Asia to align on a global vendor management strategy. You will work closely with the strategic sourcing team to pick up new supplier relationships after contracts have been agreed upon and ensure the suppliers are properly integrated into the business.

Other main responsibilities of the Senior Vendor Manager include:-

  • Implement a robust vendor management framework to include Key Performance Trackers and regular supplier meetings
  • Ensuring that the supply base has the capacity to deliver products and services at the right quality and cost in line with business expectations
  • Operating as a key escalation point to both suppliers and internal stakeholders for any issues related to supply performance
  • Effective management of supply chain and raw material risk to minimize the effects of market price fluctuations
  • Collaborating with internal procurement and product management teams during the supplier review process to align on business objectives and supplier KPIs

To be considered for the position of Senior Vendor Manager you should also have:-

  • Experience in a production or manufacturing environment working with suppliers for packaging, materials and/or finished goods
  • A clear career track record working in Procurement, Supply Chain, or Strategic Sourcing with expertise in delivering best-in-class vendor management strategies
  • Exceptional communication skills to build effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Highly analytical with strong working knowledge of Excel to track supplier performance data
  • A passion for sustainability, innovation, and diversity to ensure these values are demonstrated within the supplier base

If you are looking to be part of a growing, global, business to challenge your skills and experience in a senior vendor management role then this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career. You will be working as part of a highly professional global team, working with colleagues across the Americas, Europe, and Asia to achieve the best level of service from the company's supply base.

To apply for the role, send your CV via the link above or email it directly to Rikard at

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