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Supplier Relations Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Communications
Work Location:  Hybrid

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Supplier Relations Manager to join our growing team


The purpose of the Supplier Relations Manager is to drive cross functional relationships, which will in turn drive commercial results, increase brand visibility, customer traffic, conversion, and satisfaction from a brand perspective.

The Supplier Relations manager will be instrumental in onboarding further suppliers and ensuring current suppliers re-sign. Responsible for maintaining supplier relationships, overseeing commercial contracts, and funding, as well as raising awareness within the product & supplier management community and wider teams.


Our Supplier funded content programmes (SSE) are dedicated to transforming and improving our brands digital offers, whilst also providing customers with an amazing online experience. This role is a new role based within our Digital Content team.


This position is available on a 12-month Fixed Term contract, and offers hybrid working where you can work from home or in our Corby offices.


About the role


  • Maintain and update accordingly, programme contracts, to ensure ways of working are clearly defined and aligned with the team and organisations strategic plans and priorities.
  • Create/maintain onboarding packs to ensure they are up to date, relevant and provide clear details of the programme and scope of work.
  • Meet with suppliers to promote our programmes and lead any negotiations.
  • Build collaborative relationships with suppliers to drive strategic value, defining benefits and scope of programmes.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the wider internal teams, to promote our Supplier programmes and raise awareness.
  • Identify strategic suppliers with data and analytics to scope out suitability for a gold/silver programme, creating Supplier profiles and opportunities to target.
  • Oversee programme payments and funds, ensuring payments are made on time, from the suppliers and to 3rd parties. Raising invoices and purchase orders where relevant.
  • Collation of Supplier feedback to drive improvements and improve relationships.


What we’re looking for


  • Experience in matrix environments with cross functional teams
  • Experience in negotiation and managing key stakeholders
  • Strong commercial skills and the ability to drive value from suppliers
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, or with relevant business experience 
  • Experience analysing customer/supplier and performance data to reach conclusions and drive action or recommendations
  • Passion for delivering a great supplier experience and driving strong commercial results
  • Flexible and dynamic approach to managing multiple accounts and workload


What we offer:


You can take control of your future here at RS Group. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Competitive salary
  • On top of your holiday allowance, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.



We are RS Group


RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building, and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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