Supply Chain Business Adviser - Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, one of the leading business membership organisations in Suffolk, is looking for a talented and ambitious Supply Chain Business Adviser for this newly created role, to provide targeted business advice and help uncover contract opportunities for the Sizewell C Supply Chain project.
The Supply Chain Business Adviser will provide a brokerage, contract-matching and information dissemination service to local businesses that will match the Supply Chain organisations with industry buyers both nationally and regionally. Through a wide range of targeted engagement opportunities, you will raise awareness of the supply chain offer and develop business improvement plans to assist suppliers in maximising their chances to win contracts at Sizewell C. You will be working alongside key stakeholders including EDF Energy, New Anglia LEP and local authorities, and therefore you will play a pivotal role in building strategic relationships across Suffolk and beyond.
The perfect candidate will have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities relating to supply chains and suppliers, along with the delivery of a high-value supply chain sourcing and enabling service. With experience in presenting to a range of businesses, you will have outstanding communication and organisation skills as well as experience in managing your own lead generation and conversions, and providing creative and innovative ideas for engaging with a local business. This is a market and customer-facing role which will involve extensive networking and the attendance at a range of events, from business breakfasts and networking sessions to conferences, seminars, and exhibitions, and so excellent networking and negotiating skills are a must.
The role will suit an outgoing, dynamic and forward-thinking business adviser who has an excellent understanding of the local business landscape and is comfortable and capable of communicating with senior management, businesses, stakeholders and local authorities.
- Demonstrable experience in business development/engagement/advice to achieve business growth
- Understanding of supply chain opportunities
- Diagnostic skills to signpost and support businesses who aim to win supply chain contracts
- Identifying and generating business leads and opportunities
- Excellent networking and negotiating skills
- Understanding of businesses, local authorities and stakeholders regionally and nationally
- Understanding of finances and budget management
- A collaborative and proactive approach
- The ability to 'think on your feet' and problem solve under pressure
- Highly organised, self-motivated & punctual
- Positive and flexible approach to working, including some out of hours work
- A full driving licence and access to transport
In return you will have the opportunity to shape and develop your skills within this new role, in a friendly, flexible and proactive office environment.
This is Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2020 with opportunities for extension based on achieving key milestones. Flexible working opportunities including occasional home working. In return we are offering a competitive salary up to £30,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience), plus expenses, company pension, onsite parking and healthcare package.
If you have all the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. Closing date for applications: 9 January 2020
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