Strategic Sourcing Manager

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Leamington Spa
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
01 Sep 2017
Sector
Engineering
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Overview:
• Our client is a renowned global engineering consultancy
• With a century of experience delivering excellence and innovation, the company now employs over 3,000 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world.
• They are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join the team and work closely alongside the Head of Procurement to support and drive improvement in both current production and NPI activity

Job Description:
• Lead the SCM team in cradle to grave project support from supplier identification, contracting strategy and programme transition from concept through to production supply
• Meeting with Clients, internal and external, to discuss/define requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients and Engineering/project teams
• Maintain and promote relationships with clients, suppliers and the company community
• Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured from drawing, along with design/development, and other technical services
• Competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices / added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements
• Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
• Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project
• Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners (working closely with SQA).
• Negotiation, contracting, and risk evaluation of/with UK and international suppliers.
• Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned
• Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers
• Actively supporting the company procurement & SCM community in identification & development of procurement best-practise across all business divisions.
• Take an active involvement in make vs Buy strategy in conjunction with our manufacturing teams.
• Identifying and implementing a PSL across a diverse supply chain in conjunction with operational procurement team

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Person Specification
• Strong data management skills and IT literacy
• Experience with SAP & Baan Purchasing an advantage
• Ability to work in a cross functional team including, but not limited to, Procurement/NPI/Engineering/Logistics and manufacturing.
• Attention to detail, accurate, numerically astute
• Strong negotiation skills with an ability to close the deal in short time frames.
• Strong customer focus with a flexible approach to succeed in a fast-moving environment.
• Knowledge of BoM's, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings, resourceful and process good interpersonal skills
• A working knowledge of contract law
• Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers.
• Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable.
• Experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential
• Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
• Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time (Including Driving license)
• NB: All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role.
• The client is an equal opportunities employer.

Strategic Sourcing Manager