Head of Supply Chain Operations - Expression of Interest

We are expanding our services and will have possible opportunities in multiple locations. If you are interested in this role, please email your CV as an Expression of Interest. Who we are Maximus UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maximus, Inc., operates several business lines in the UK, including the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, Remploy, Health Management and Revitalised. Maximus UK employs 3,800 local staff, including over 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. Operating from more than 270 locations across England, Scotland and Wales, Maximus UK is one of the largest providers of employment, health and disability support programmes in the country. Learn more at maximusuk.co.uk. Job Summary Deliver effective change management strategies and resourcing solutions, which are capable of delivering a robust operating model, while effectively responding to competing business priorities. Establish delivery frameworks capable of achieving financial savings through the implementation of effective group purchasing strategies. Design and implement robust compliance protocols including: legal, contractual, risk management and governance. Standardise processes and implement best practice across all supply chain and procurement services. Key Duties Act as subject matter expert taking clear ownership for the delivery of supply chain and procurement support services ensuring these are highly regarded across the organisation Build and manage strategic supplier relationship across targeted key suppliers and markets Provide accurate and valuable supply chain and procurement information in order to support business decisions and future business Drive continuous improvement, best value and quality improvements within the team and challenge existing practices Establish resourcing requirements to deliver optimised procurement and supply chain capabilities equipped to deliver effective outcomes Provide necessary management information, business cases and risk analysis to support effective business decision making and risk management Develop a group-wide strategy creating cohesive processes ensuring activities are effectively integrated at a local and group-wide level Implement and monitor consistent application of approved contractual framework documentation including appropriate approval mechanisms and standard operating procedures Manage supply chain and procurement risk and provide transparent governance and oversight at all times Evaluate and monitor supply performance to ensure potential issues are identified and targets are achieved. Implement and monitor effective KPI's and manage underperformance and risk Lead all supply planning and procurement management of tenders and RFP/RFI processes Support achievement of appropriate and relevant business accreditations What we are looking for Relevant degree or equivalent qualification and related CPD Significant experience in a supply chain or procurement related function Significant team leadership experience with evidence of delivering culture change- creating high performing teams Highly developed specialist knowledge, leading and managing a supply chain function, tenders and RFP/RFI processes Experienced in systems integration, design/implementation of operational frameworks Excellent commercial skills and evidenced experience in delivering financial savings Strong supplier and contract management experience, understands commercial and legal terms within supplier contracts Breadth of technical management experience, including supply planning & rationalisation, experience starting up new supply chain organisation, tools Strong business acumen, high numeracy skills and exceptional commercial awareness Strong analytical skill set with an ability to think strategically, challenge the status quo, and provide recommendations Proven effective negotiator and confident communicator in a complex stakeholder environment Energetic and engaging; able to inspire and influence teams and senior management Highly organised and adept at multi-tasking; Comfortable with a changing environment and able to quickly adapt workloads accordingly High attention to detail and a high standard for quality work products What we offer 25 days holidays bank holidays Holiday Trade 9% combined pension contribution Healthcare cashplan Dental Insurance Retail discounts EEO Statement MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post. Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

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