Job description    2021-04-08

Description Associate Director – Supply Chain/Procurement At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life. It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow. Job Description Our Business Transformation team is recognised in the market for the quality of its people. Beyond expertise in one or more of our core consulting disciplines, you will need a strong intellect, the ability to articulate complex ideas persuasively, and a talent for showing clients that we have the right solutions to their most pressing issues. You will join an entrepreneurial team on a strong growth trajectory. Our Procurement & Supply Chain practice has an increasing profile in the marketplace and has been recognised by winning the Commercial Excellence category at the 2020 Management Consultancy Awards and the Consulting Project of the Year at the 2020 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards. It’s important that you can understand the challenges and opportunities facing supply chains across the built and natural environments, and combine a commercial, strategic and leadership mindset with strong relationship skills. Supply chain relationships are key to the success of our clients. At Arcadis, we get excited about bringing clients and suppliers closer together and finding new sources of value. Informed by our deep sector experience, our solutions offer effective incentivisation and management of risk, and reflect the cultural levers required to drive collaboration, innovation and trust. Crucially, you will be excited about joining a diverse and growing team, and joining its leadership to drive further success and outstanding client experience within an inclusive and people-focussed environment. Our experts in procurement and supply chain management work closely with broader technical, delivery and consulting skills from across Arcadis, providing both best practice market insights and practical implementation advice. Our end-to-end service offer includes: Supply Chain Strategy: creating strategic change and actionable plans to align supply chains with clients’ business objectives and priorities Procurement Delivery: a fully comprehensive procurement service, which delivers robust and efficiently priced contracts, with pace and assurance Supply Base Management: going beyond traditional contract management to provide proactive and continuous improvement of safety, resilience, value and performance Intelligent Clienting: embedding new capabilities and ways of working in our clients’ organisations, including skills and operating models to meet future business needs. Key Duties for this role include: Leadership of significant client projects through their lifecycle, from initial pitch through to solution design and activity planning, team leadership, commercial management and knowledge capture Owning business development and sales for Procurement and Supply Chain consulting services for a defined portfolio of clients, working with relevant Arcadis Account Leads for these clients Line management of a small no of consultants Sponsoring the development and improvement of specialist Value Propositions within the Procurement and Supply Chain service offer Providing specialist expertise and thought leadership to support market communications and the technical development of the Procurement and Supply Chain team Requirements Demonstrable track record of leading on supply chain or procurement projects in a relevant sector (i.e. Property, Public Sector, Infrastructure, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas or Transportation). Experience in Commercial and/or Public Sector estates (e.g. Health, Education) would be particularly desirable, but not essential. Knowledge of the application of best practice in aspects of supply chain management, which could include: Strategic sourcing and category management Contract management Supplier performance and relationship management Risk management and mitigation strategies Supply/demand planning Product management Experience of business development and creating new customer relationships. Excellent communication and team/project leadership skills. Desired: Strong knowledge and experience of contracts (NEC, JCT, Fidic, etc.) Desired: Professionally qualified (i.e. CIPS, RICS) Why Arcadis? At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you, because each Arcadian has their own motivations, and their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success. 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