Supplier management: Level 7
Determines overall supplier management strategy, embracing effective management and operational relationships at all levels. Leads collaborative supplier partnerships that reduce costs and risks, and create opportunities for innovation and value creation. Aligns supplier performance objectives and relationship management activities with business and commercial objectives and sourcing strategies. Establishes a framework to monitor the service provided and deliver commercial value over the lifetime of the contract. Puts in place, and has overall responsibility for, conformance to legislation; supply chain management; commercial governance; risk management policies for selection of suppliers and bench-marking their performance. Represents the organisation in commercially significant disputes involving suppliers.