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RS Components

Strategic Supplier Manager

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 250 and in the last financial year had revenues of £2bn.

We place a strong emphasis on investing in our people, our best asset, enabling them to be customer focused at all times and exceeding their expectations. This is because our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So we look for people who have a strong belief in, and commitment to exceeding customer expectations, people who have pride and belief in their company.

In return we offer a positive and supportive culture which ensures that together we can help our customers do great things.

Role Summary

The primary purpose of the Strategic Supplier Manager is to be fully responsible for the end to end process for Supplier Business Strategy Plan. Being in line with the ANZ strategy and incorporate supplier strategy with ANZ range offer by working closely with the ANZ Sales teams, Product Management teams and Suppliers

Key Responsibilities

Key KPIs:

  • Sales revenue and ROI

  • Customer acquisition

  • Optimum inventory availability, value and health

  • NPI volume and value – article count targets

  • Product range growth by supplier and product segment

  • Digital product and supplier performance targets using adobe data

  • Work directly with the both the suppliers and the Sales teams to build and deliver end to end Supplier Strategy to meets the needs of our customers and drives revenue and market share growth.

  • On boarding new supplier that have been identified as GAPs by working closely with the Sales teams.

  • Maximise value extraction of suppliers through negotiation of T&Cs including cost price, new product introductions, stock packages, and other commercial decisions.

  • Delivering the best in class product offer across the business

  • Work with suppliers on “extended range offer”

  • Drive Sales programs with suppliers to provide training to Sales team

  • Conduct Quarterly business review with suppliers

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