Supplier Manager (Technology and Design)

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25 October 2020
Ordnance Survey
Location: Southampton
Salary: £36,414 - £40,698
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Job Description

Ordnance Survey (OS) is recognised as world leaders in geospatial services where we create location insight for positive impact. As a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation were continuing to serve government, business and citizens across Britain and the world. OS helps customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life and were looking for people to join our journey…

As a country and globally, were all experiencing challenging times right now, but Ordnance Survey (OS) continues to support the nation with our accurate geospatial data and services. As an organisation we are embarking on an ambitious growth strategy in location data, insight and services. Innovating our products, services and technology to benefit our customers, businesses and people across Great Britain and globally. In order to do this, we want to continue adding new skills and capabilities to our business and even in these tough times, were able to use technology to recruit talent to OS.

About the role:

In this role you will be responsible for building and developing relationships with all 3rd party suppliers to ensure best value for money and delivery to agreed SLAs and contractual obligations.  The successful candidate will own and manage all 3rd party suppliers for the Technology and Design Expert Function within Ordnance Survey, reporting directly into the Senior Delivery Manager.

What were looking for:

If youre interested in joining a team that lies at the heart of what OS is about, were looking for an individual that can demonstrate skills and experience in:

Negotiating and agreeing delivery schedules with the supplier, and monitoring delivery against schedule and SLAs

Managing supplier performance against the appropriate service level agreements

Working with suppliers to define remedial action plans, improve supplier performance and identify initiatives to improve customer satisfaction

Collating and managing all performance information and provide these to the supplier

Authorising financial expenditure in line with agreed budget

Collaborating with Procurement to help define service enhancements, potential innovation and improved value for money

Developing and building strong supplier relationships


Degree, professional qualification, membership or equivalent experience in relevant discipline

Knowledge of supply chain tools, techniques and methods

The rewards:

We want you to love what you do. Thats why our benefits package rewards a job well done. Well give you:

Salary: £36,414 - £40,698 (dependent on experience)

Performance related bonus

Competitive pension

37 hour working week (with flexible working options)

25 days annual leave Plus bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas

Training and development We offer in-house training, a variety of masterclasses, bespoke training, study leave, access to learning resources and professional membership subscriptions

A wide range of additional benefits including free parking, paid volunteer day, support with health and wellbeing, sports and social activities, staff discount on over 500 national stores and more

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.