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Sourcing Manager (Logistics & Supply Chain) - London - £65k

Sourcing Manager (Logistics & Supply Chain) - London - £65k

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Thompson

  • Contact email:

    gemma.thompson@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J689300_1652278954

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-10

Are you an ambitious Sourcing Manager specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain looking for an exciting and challenging role? Our client, a FTSE 100 market leader seeks to recruit a Sourcing Manager to take a key role in their Procurement function. Working alongside & reporting directly to the Head of Procurement. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and decisive individual taking end to end ownership of the commercial and sourcing strategy for the category.

Role:

  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen to create clear and compelling category plans, balancing cost, quality and risk. Category areas will consist of 3pl management of warehousing, equipment buying and transport
  • Looking at supply chain integration opportunities and delivering transformational change across UK sites
  • Independently and autonomously execute these category plans using strategic souring methodology to deliver best commercial and operational outcomes including cost and working capital improvement
  • Lead cross - functional teams to land business change in a considered but determined way.
  • Confidently deal with difficult conversations and negotiations with key suppliers and senior stakeholders alike
  • Be a critical business partner to stakeholders, challenging and supporting as appropriate
  • Act as a point of escalation for the business in managing the risk and operational performance of suppliers as is necessary
  • Build productive and mutually beneficial relationships with your key suppliers to identify opportunities and ideas
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Department, acting as a role model for other members of the team
  • Flexibly support the delivery of projects across other categories as required, enabling procurement to focus on those areas that can deliver the most value

Experience:

  • 3 - 5 years' experience in Procurement or relevant commercial experience
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Confident negotiation skills
  • Organisation and effective project management skills and influence
  • Experience working across an FM / Logistics category - understanding the total cost of ownership and break down cost
  • Understanding risk management -taking into account the whole picture and not just cost
  • Strong stakeholder communication skills is key