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Senior Supply Chain Manager

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Manage risk for our clients to make them stronger for the future.

Our Digital & Risk Advisory Services (DRAS) are designed to enable organisations to leverage our innovative methodologies, technology, and highly experienced professionals to manage their business risks most effectively. Working at BDO offers curious-minded people excellent exposure to all aspects of business strategy, operations and more.

We’re a dynamic team of internal auditors, accountants, technology, and business transformation experts with disciplines in finance, risk, projects and change, cyber and digital, amongst others.

Our extensive network and depth of experience mean we work in a highly client-centric way, focused on providing a collaborative, tailor-made advisory service. Our team helps clients manage their business-critical threats, such as cyber events, and build resilient businesses capable of responding to internal and external events which may interrupt their operations. Being known for exceptional client service in our chosen markets, we put innovation and agility at the heart of everything we do.

This is your chance to join a fast-paced, growing team and help shape the future of DRAS at BDO.

We’ll help you succeed

The DRAS Supply Chain & Logistics Senior Manager will manage and deliver multiple supply chain & logistics (SC&L) projects working with specialist teams across assignments of high complexity and variety, and in line with BDO’s defined methodologies. You will also support Directors and Partners with work, build excellent client relationships, input into the direction of the department’s strategy, create marketing and business development projects. The primary focus of this role will be on delivery and business development nationally and will require national and some international travel.

You’ll also:

  • Deliver SC&L senior management related assignments which may involve benchmarking systems and processes and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Co-determine with the Partner/Director a SC&L strategy and risk assessment that will enable profits and the delivery of a value proposition.

  • Review assignment files and reports, including assessment of the appropriateness of the recommendation.

  • Responsible for the planning and scheduling of individual assignments, undertake staff scheduling, ensuring that you have the ‘best’ team for the client.

  • Manage the billing and collection in respect of each client in their portfolio.

  • Attend SC&L Committee meetings as appropriate.

  • Prioritise the teams work so that resources are devoted to areas of highest risk in line with the SC&L needs assessment.

  • Manage department activities and client relationships on a day-to-day basis; ensuring excellent client service is always delivered.

  • Manage individuals to ensure that work is completed on time and to the highest quality.

  • Exhibit creativity and innovation in recommending improvements to SC&L practices, processes, and client service.

  • Discuss findings with clients and obtain their buy-in to a proposed way forward.

  • Research competitor offerings and remain up to date with latest thinking in areas of expertise.

  • Identify and recognise new project and business opportunities for the DRAS SC&L team and inform the Partner/Director and client as appropriate. Act as an ambassador of the firm, participate in marketing events, keep abreast of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggest innovative products and services.

  • Recruit, retain, develop and motivate DRAS SC&L specialists. This includes participating in recruitment, performance management, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines, and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees.

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business.  We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side.  Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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