Supplier Risk Management Lead

Job Title: Supplier Risk Management Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 29/08/2019
Reference: 14043083/001_1569253648
Contact Name: Lucy Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 23, 2019 16:47

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join a market leading team within a global business.

Client Details

Global brand based in the Midlands.


The role of Senior risk analyst is a high profile specialist purchasing role which requires stakeholder engagement at many levels within the business and within the external supply base. The role requires a high level of interaction internally, as well as continual flow of high level of communication with external parties.

The role is strategic and starts at the sourcing stage and continues through to supplier assessment, via regular credit rating and other reviews whilst parts are in production. The team also monitors a sub-set of suppliers, non- production and aftermarket. The key objective is to use triggers to proactively analyse the risks faced by suppliers based on their status (for example supplying run out models) or their location (for example based on current local economic conditions), and use that to minimise the risk of parts supply being disrupted by insolvency or other credit risks at first tier, second tier and below.

"At Risk" suppliers are identified and Buyers are engaged as and when necessary, with a monthly report-out also being scheduled. Pro-active business partnering ensures Buyers consider the appropriate actions required to mitigate the risk of disruption to the production line, and in the event of a supplier administration, technical advice is provided for whichever location that supplier is in.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Accounting experience (qualified)
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Good business partnering and communication skills, and the ability to present clearly and confidently to Senior Management and cross-functional group
  • Strong written skills and report writing
  • Continuous improvement mind-set
  • Advanced Excel and good access skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship management skill
  • Effective cross-functional team working experience.
  • Ability to be highly organised and continually focus on attention to detail
  • Competent user of MS Office: Word, PowerPoint and particularly Excel


  • Applicants should be degree qualified
  • Insolvency experience desired
  • Experience in a commercial, engineering, IT or project management function

Personal Profile


  • Confident, polite, committed, enthusiastic, self-motivated
  • Excellent team working skills and a positive approach to work
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately with minimal supervision
  • A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
  • A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
  • A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
  • A effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members


  • An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and environment, dealing with conflicting priorities for self and others.

Job Offer

Excellent package and opportunities on offer.