Digitisation Supplier Relations & Operations Manager

Deadline: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:30
Employer: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Contract Duration: Fixed term (until 31 March 2026)
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £38,200 - £45,404

We are now looking to appoint an outstanding individual as our new Digitisation Supplier Relations & Operations Manager. Reporting to the Research Leader and a key member of our senior Digitisation Project team, you will be responsible for the operational and logistic leadership, management, and delivery of the digitisation of the herbarium and Fungarium specimens, leading on the Supplier relationships (Transcription and Imaging Supplier) to ensure contract obligations, targets and quality assurance requirements are achieved on time and within budget.

You will focus on optimising the interactions across the team and the supplier to support the effective delivery of the Digitisation Project, cultivating a positive, collaborative, and innovative team, that will continuously strive to reach and exceed quality and quantitative outcomes.

This is an exciting and challenging role and will suit those with a successful track record of operational/logistical and leadership together with proven experience of contract/ supplier management within organisations of similar scale and complexity. Likewise, you will bring experience of effective financial management and resource planning as well as a track record of leading transformational change and ensuring robust project governance. You will also bring outstanding interpersonal skills with a proven ability to engage and inspire diverse teams and forge collaborative and productive relationships with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels, across the organisation and externally.

Essential skills and experience required for this role include, educated to degree level or equivalent, experience of digitisation projects within a science / museum environment, experience of managing supplier contracts and teams, good knowledge of Microsoft Excel skills & knowledge of reporting tool, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The salary will be £38,200 - £45,404 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience.