Head of Supply Chain Management

East Sussex, Bexhill-On-Sea
07 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Hastings Direct
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Supply Chain Management looking for a new challenge in a rapidly growing FTSE 250 on the south coast.

We are looking for someone who will drive the agenda on procurement and supplier relationship management across the business. You will contribute to strategy and to business performance through effect management of the third party supplier base, driving value into the business.

Hastings Direct is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of products and services to over 2.7 million customers in the UK. We've significantly grown our customer base over the last three years and we now employ over 3,400 colleagues

It's our attitude and the way we run our business that makes us different. We focus on getting it right for our colleagues, customers, company and community. It's a dynamic, flexible, fun and constantly changing environment. You'll enjoy the scope to make a real difference for our customers, influence our company, benefit the communities we work in and have some fun along the way.

The Role

The Head of Supplier Chain Management will be accountable for the leadership of procurement and supplier relationship management for a large section of the UK business.

Your remit will include the following;


  • Delivery of value additive, well controlled and robust procurement processes aligned to business need
  • Proactively engage with internal stakeholders, leveraging research and your experience, to build a pipeline of procurement opportunities
  • Manage the procurement process and compliance with procurement policy

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Oversee relationships with all non-claims suppliers of the business, directly managing key aspects of relationships as you see fit or delegating effectively to your SRMs
  • Lead the strategy and the conversation around management of third party spend for the business
  • Help us build a supply base of partners with whom we work closely and productively
  • Proactively engage with and influence both the business and suppliers to deliver creative and intelligent initiatives that increase value for both the business and its supplier base
  • Closely monitor and manage supplier performance, addressing internal or external issues as they arise and conducting regular engagement, at a variety of levels with key suppliers
  • Meet all regulatory, governance and internal compliance requirements of our supplier relationship management activities
  • Lead a small team of experienced SRM

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

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