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Senior Segment Business Partner

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Job Introduction

We have an exciting role for a Senior Segment Business Partner to join our supply management team. You'll Manage a team of 4 segment business partners, ensuring they are partnering their assigned segments effectively and ensuring that they are engaged, motivated and getting the most from their roles.

You’ll Manage the relationship between all segments and Supply Management, communicating SM initiatives to segment, ensuring that Supply Management collateral is available and up to date for the bid team to utilise and Coordinating activity across SM to mobilise and bid efficiently and compliantly.

To be successful in this role you will need substantial stakeholder engagement and client management experience with good financial acumen and supply chain knowledge.

This is a great opportunity to join a great team and showcase your Management and relationship skills within a beautiful working environment.

We are flexible on location, the role can be office based or working from home. Please be aware most of the team are based in the Stevenage office.

Role Responsibility

  • Lead and support the team of Segment business partners, ensuring they have the knowledge and broader understanding to support their relevant segment
  • Understand the dynamics and key drivers of the segment market place
  • Liaise with Segment Business partners to support the drive to improve profitability and efficiency in operations
  • Establish team goals, objectives, and operating procedures
  • Integrate with business segments at all levels – Exec Team, Operational Directors, Account Directors and managers
  • Manage Purchasing Compliance and analytical reporting for the Business
  • Support as required complex bids
  • Co-ordination of vendor on boarding and product sourcing for the Mobilisation and Implementation teams to ensure a smooth new site opening
  • Advise and communicate to the Supply Management teams any new relevant strategy changes affecting the Segment that will impact on service delivery and proactive manage any changes needed
  • Communicate any new buying/vendor/product changes to the business as required
  • Manage specific projects as identified by teams within Service Operations and Segment Business Partners

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate at all levels across the organisation and motivate and engage a team
  • Proven track record in complex relationship management with the ability  to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the business.
  • To be aware and be able to articulate the understanding of the commercial impact of the varying business models in the organisation
  • A financial awareness and ability to analyse data and make appropriate recommendations to improve gross margins and sales
  • A strong ability to influence effectively at all levels, especially in regards to company policies and processes
  • Be organised, methodical and self-motivated whilst having an ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • To be able to demonstrate a flexible ability to pre determine work load demand and prioritisation skills, to be able to identify the urgent business need for support

Package Description

In return for your commitment and hard work, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary, plus access to our extensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Contributory pension scheme of up to 6%
  • Performance-related annual bonus
  • 23 days holiday (FTE) – including bank holidays – rising to 26 days after 5 years
  • A buy and sell holiday scheme of up to 3 days (FTE)
  • Volunteering days via our charity partner STOP HUNGER
  • Numerous voluntary benefits, including dental care, gym discounts, retail / hospitality, and many more

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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