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Supply Chain Risk Manager

Aberdeen City, Belfast, County Dublin, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As a Supply Chain Risk Manager you will be accountable for implementing and maintaining an enhanced supplier risk management strategy across the Procurement and Commercial function to minimize and mitigate risks. The role holder will ensure that supply chain risks are fully defined and can be measured across the group and within the supply chain, utilising and embedding software to support SSE's activities. This role will also support broader sustainability drivers and ambitions and ensure the way in which SSE procures goods, works or services is conducted in a sustainable way.

This role will interact with SSE's central Procurement & Commercial team and will be responsible for providing guidance and improving the approach to supplier risk management, helping provide insights and intelligence on global supply chain activities. The role holder will also be responsible for setting standards that must be followed when purchasing goods, works or services in high-risk countries or jurisdictions and consider all aspects of risk (financial, geo-political, information security, regulatory, quality, CSR).

Key Accountabilities

- Lead & develop a documented approach on Supply Chain Risk strategy that can be adopted when operating in high-risk countries/jurisdictions that can be embedded across the Procurement & Commercial function, providing insight on any industry changes and allowing SSE to maintain a leading position in the UK and Globally.

- Develop a digital approach and the potential adoption of risk management software for supply chain to manage significant volumes of data and information so that key stakeholders (in P&C and across the business units) are kept abreast of threats in the market and what impact this may have on SSE's performance and decision making.

- Regular engagement and open support on any cross-over areas with SSE's Sustainable Procurement approach and wider business sustainability objectives, such as the impact and responsible sourcing of Critical Minerals in our industry.

- Support the wider corporate agenda on our Risk approach and provide input and guidance on supply chain activity to Group reports or strategy papers, as well as providing detail and context in critical investor briefs that are CEO led.

What do I need?

- Practical experience of successfully developing and implementing a supply chain risk approach, preferably for a large and complex organisation.

- A good understanding of the supply chain risks (ESG, financial, geo-political, location based) and opportunities facing companies in the energy sector.

- Extensive project management experience, with the ability to manage numerous projects at once and work with a range of stakeholders, including supply chain partners, peers, technical specialists, and communications teams.

- Ability to read the wider market and understand areas of threat to the long-term strategy of SSE.

- Ability to define and deliver solutions to meet business challenges and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on francesca.palmer@sse.com / 01738 344763.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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