Senior Vendor Manager - Part Time 12 month FTC

Fixed term contract|London|Purchasing / Procurement

Senior Vendor Manager - Part Time 12 month FTC

Kleinwort Hambros
London, United Kingdom Fixed term contract Purchasing / Procurement


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Vendor Management team provides management and assistance to support the implementation and development of the Outsourcing and Sourcing Policy. Ensuring that the vendor contracts, relationships and performance are developed, managed and controlled effectively and according to regulations. It assists the business with meeting its objectives, minimizing potential business disruption, avoiding deal and delivery failure, and ensuring more sustainable multi-sourcing, while driving the most value from vendors.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Kleinwort Hambros is looking for an experienced vendor manager to support key vendor management initiatives including:

•            lead the analysis, review and amendment of contracts as part of an internal reorganisation; and

•            support the Head of Vendor Management on regulatory initiatives.

Summary of responsibilities

•            Contract review:

1.           Compile a list of supplier contracts across the business impacted by the reorganisation;

2.           Project manage the contract changes;

3.           Coordinate and support the preparation of the contract amendments/novations with the Legal team;

4.           Manage contract negotiation with suppliers.

5.           Track and report on progress to the project steering committee.

6.           Escalate any issue to the Head of Vendor Management and project steering committee.

•            Regulatory initiatives:

Support the Head of Vendor Management on regulatory changes initiatives by:

1.           Coordinating workshops with Kleinwort Hambros SMEs;

2.           Amended processes and policies;

3.           Supporting the deployment across the business;

4.           Providing training to the business managers; and

5.           Tracking and reporting on progress to the Head of Vendor Management.

Profile required


•            At least 10 year experience in vendor management or an experienced project manager with good understanding of contracts

•            Experience of Vendor Management project for Merger/Divestiture/Restructuring

•            Experience with supplier risk management

•            Knowledge of latest financial outsourcing regulations

•            Negotiation skills

•            Project Management skills

•            Problem-solving and analytical ability

•            Strong interpersonal and communication skills, customer service and consensus building

•            Extremely organised, disciplined person and has the ability to work to strict timescales

•            Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint

•            Effective Communication with all levels of staff and managers – Oral, Written and Presentation

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000MEY
Entity: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 2021/09/13
Publication date: 2021/07/13