Supply Chain Manager- Strategic Workforce Planning

Edinburgh , United Kingdom
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Ref: 64746 Contract: Full-Time Posted:

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Join us in Edinburgh or Manager as a Supply Chain Manager

  • We're looking for a motivated and highly organised Supply Chain professional with outstanding stakeholder management skills to join our Supply Chain Services (SCS) division
  • As part of a growing team that sits within our Workforce function, we'll look to you to ensure an outstanding customer experience across our Strategic Workforce Planning category
  • If you're curious about the world of Non-Permanent Workforce and want to help drive a strategic change in the way we deliver global tools to help the bank buy the right resources, at the right time, cost, and location, this role could provide the perfect platform

What you'll do

As Supply Chain Manager, you'll take accountability for the execution and development of supply chain strategies and solutions that incorporate the full contract life-cycle across the Strategic Workforce Planning category. You'll develop and use strong networks across the supply market, taking on a leadership role to provide useful business insight and innovative supply chain solutions to the bank.

Keeping RBS's objectives at the centre of your work, you'll also be:

  • Executing and supporting the development and management of the bank’s supply base, whilst driving supplier continuous improvement to the benefit of RBS
  • Delivering robust commercial deals for the bank, making sure risk is managed effectively
  • Contributing to the overall reduction of the bank's cost base, leading to the bank meeting its objective of improving the customer experience
  • Implementing and supporting supply chain strategies within your remit, making sure you're managing the timely execution of the bank's contract pipeline
  • Delivering specific Strategic Workforce Planning projects in collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers, always keeping within agreed timescales and budgets

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you'll need strong commercial acumen, and you’ll be able to demonstrate some substantial experience in Supply Chain Management of vendors. You’ll also have commodity and supply market knowledge across a variety of spend categories.

You'll also need:

  • Knowledge of Contract law and legal knowledge relevant to supply chain
  • Experienced in supply chain skills and techniques including category management, contract negotiation and management and supplier management
  • Experience in leading and managing strategic and business critical supplier relationships and contracts
  • Experience in cost and financial management
  • A degree, ideally holding a relevant professional qualification (for example CIPS or equivalent)
  • The ability to drive positive change, awareness and desire of our Strategic Workforce Planning activities

On a more personal level, you'll have excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-working skills, able to create an environment that motivates and empowers others to deliver an exceptional client experience. You'll be a creative thinker with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind set, and possess the ability to develop a solution from idea to implementation.

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 30% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

Supply Chain Manager- Strategic Workforce Planning

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