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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Ref code: DWC99098871
£50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Hybrid Working

SF Recruitment are working with a global, market leading manufacturing business based in Warwick to recruit a Strategic Sourcing manager . Hybrid , flexible working environment. 

 Purchase goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. This role has greater responsibility and accountability than a Buyer and includes people management responsibility. The job holder may take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility. Have direct responsibility for, and manage, Buyers & Purchase administrators.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Provide the link between Engineering and Purchasing, to ensure Engineering releases are actioned in a timely manner in support of planning project build activities.
  • To monitor and track component costs associated with NPI and report into the Project Teams.
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver project specific “Gateway” briefs, updates and reports as and when required.
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities  
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organisation meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
  • Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communication

Skillset Requirements : 

  • Proven ability to strategically manage large direct spends 
  • Knowledge of Steel, fabrication & electrical categories beneficial 
  • Management calibre personal attributes 

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