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The Senior Supplier – Roles and Responsibilities (#12 in the Hut Introduction to Project Management)
By JISC infoNet

The Senior Supplier is responsible for the quality of products supplied. Where there are multiple external suppliers it may be necessary to have more than one person in this role. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Approval of supplier specifications – this may be by approving product descriptions
  • Ensure that supplier resources are made available for project work
  • Resolve any supplier conflicts
  • Advise the project on design and development strategies
  • Monitor potential changes for impact on the quality of products from suppliers
  • Monitor and manage risks from a supplier viewpoint
  • Ensure adequate quality control procedures are adhered to by suppliers

JISC infoNet aims to be the UK’s leading advisory service for managers in the post-compulsory education sector promoting the effective strategic planning, implementation and management of information and learning technology.

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