Sourcing: Level 7
Takes overall responsibility for conformance to legislation; supply chain management; commercial governance; policy and procedures for selection of suppliers, tendering and procurement (including "build or buy" criteria, and benchmarking performance). Determines overall strategies for managing supplier relationships, embracing effective operational relationships at all levels. Is responsible for deployment and review of acquisition processes and for negotiating major contracts. Establishes frameworks to monitor services provided and ensure value for money over the lifetime of contracts. Represents the company in any serious disputes involving suppliers.