4346-Supplier Onboarding Consultant- UK

United Kingdom    |     Other   |   Full-time
Job Reference: 4346 - Posted 10-Jun-2021

Job Purpose

Partner with client and internal Kelly OCG business in the UK to deploy contingent worker, independent contractor and Statement of Work Management programs.  Responsible for delivering a supplier network adequate for operations to fulfill requisitions and source SOW projects at program go-live.  Collaborate with and influence key client and supplier stakeholders, build relationships with decision makers, and facilitate contract terms. Single point of contact to suppliers during implementation.  Supply chain workstream lead for client implementations.  Responsible for supplier contract execution including supplier negotiation, engaging Legal, Risk, Global Sales, Product Management, and Supplier Strategy & Engagement, when appropriate.


  • Deliver periodic on-boarding status reports to client.
  • Perform consultation internally and externally on best practices.


  • Influence client to support in supplier negotiations, identify alternative contract terms favorable to both client and supplier, support and drive client/supplier contract negotiation.


  • Consult with the client and support client development of supplier contract.
  • Identify acceptable contract redlines and maintain documentation in contract playbook.
  • Ensure documentation is accurate and retained in Salesforce portal.


  • Deliver reference documentation for suppliers.
  • Deliver supplier related documentation for Operations to manage supplier network post-launch.

Support Post Launch:

  • Address/Manage Delivery and Invoicing Issues from Suppliers and Customer.
  • Hand off supplier relationship to Operations team once stable.


             Influence: Build credible and robust relationships with all key internal and external resources by utilizing influencing skills to build partnerships across the matrix and facilitate cooperation in strategic efforts. Ability to get work done with and through people without formal authority.

             Client and supplier relationship focus: Develop strong personal and professional relationships and advocates across client and supplier organizations. Facilitate cooperation between key Kelly and supplier resources to meet the client’s articulated needs and supplier’s needs.

             Negotiation: Strong negotiation skills and experience in overcoming supplier/client objections, particularly with consulting suppliers not wanting to join the program

             Agile: Ability to flex and adapt quickly to changes, comfortable working with ambiguity

Type of Experience:        Operations management, consulting experience or strategic sourcing management for spend categories including

             Professional Services & Consulting

             Contingent labor

             IT Services



             Demonstrated expertise in SOW industry trends, supplier landscape, sourcing strategies, and best practice pricing /commercial contractual terms for services spend.

             Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Strong understanding of contracts and Kelly contractual models. Solid understanding of business insurance

             Effective organizational and time management skills that enable the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks.  Detail oriented.

             Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

             Understanding of MSP service delivery processes and procedures and exposure to VMS technologies (Fieldglass, Beeline, etc.)

             Ability to document and manage to project plans and formally write program assessment and consulting reports/recommendations

             Advanced MS Office, PC and Internet Skills; proficient in Excel

             Experience using Salesforce

             Ability to travel