Property Supplier Relationship Manager

£40,000 - £42,000 + benefits 
22 Feb 2019
23 Mar 2019
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Property Supplier Relationship Manager 

£40,000 - £42,000 + benefits 

Manchester city centre

We’re looking for a supplier relationship manager to join our commercial team. Over the next five years, we’re planning on growing our Co-op and making the communities we serve great places to live. The property team has an important role to play in supporting this transformation.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for working with suppliers and colleagues to make sure projects are running smoothly. It’ll be your job to establish, maintain and develop relationships with suppliers.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with procurement, monitoring key objectives to make sure we are getting the contracted service delivered
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships 
  • Confidently challenge in the right way if a service isn’t being delivered
  • Meet with suppliers in line with Co-op SRM framework, and work to improve service in line with contract KPIs

This role would suit people who have:

  • Strong communication skills and experience managing supplier relationships 
  • Detailed knowledge of the service industry 
  • The ability to interpret data, produce reports and can present that data clearly to colleagues and project leads
  • Good time management and confidence working to deadlines while managing multiple priorities 
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to construction, multiple site construction relationship 
  • Intermediate excel skills would be an advantage 

Why Co-op? 

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, and as a supplier relationship manager you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

  • competitive salary
  • Coaching, training and support to help you develop
  • Pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Annual incentive scheme 
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
  • Discounts on Co-op products and services 

Building an inclusive work environment 

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve. 

We can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at 

As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test. 

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