Interim Sourcing Manager - Contingent Labour

GBP400 - GBP500 per day +
01 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017
Jim bellicoso
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Full Time

1st Executive are retained by a global Pharmaceuticals organisation, who are going through a major period of expansion, both as a business and their procurement department. They require a driven contractor to support our Procurement department. You will possess solid European experience of Contingent Workforce (MSP, contracts, staffing etc) and Travel. Any experience of Fleet would be beneficial.

Key Goals/Accountabilities:

  • Work with the Category Lead & key Regional/Global Procurement team members to define & execute the Category strategy
  • Working alongside the Category Lead; develop, support and execute Regional and Global Category Strategies that are aligned with business requirements, provide short, medium and long term focus and generate market-leading deliverables
  • Support and lead multi-functional, cross-regional, cross-business category teams through the sourcing lifecycle and in line with the Procurement strategy and agreed targets for cost & quality
  • Support the Category Lead and serve as interface to respective Global and Regional Business Unit/Functional leaders to align procurement activities with operating priorities, influence behaviours and deliver leading financial and performance objectives
  • Apply leading tools & techniques to segment suppliers for the category, understand supplier performance, analyse market trends & constraints and deliver a broad range of value chain initiatives to improve performance, reliability, quality and life cycle costs
  • Support/Partner with Category Lead on high-level projects and initiatives as required
  • For agreed categories/sub-categories, manage spend and usage patterns in order to deliver high levels of compliance across the business

Required Profile/Experience:

  • Degree qualified
  • Competency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project, MS PowerPoint
  • Experience in Contingent Workforce and Travel categories is essential

  • Embraces and applies leading edge tools and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Energy, confidence and ability to deliver the necessary change and benefits
  • Able to interpret business requirements and effectively align inputs, outputs and results
  • Makes good and timely decisions based upon facts, analysis, experience and judgement
  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Able to provide input to and drive initiatives that will have significant impact on long-term business decisions
  • Able to manoeuvre effectively through complex policy, process and people related organisational dynamics
  • Drive and determination to succeed, meet deadlines and delivers to a high standard
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Applies project management skills confidently, identifying key milestones, reporting delivery and proactively managing problems in order to keep internal and supplier teams focused and on schedule to deliver
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and manage senior stakeholders
  • Evidence of developing innovative commercial solutions using a wide range of value levers
  • Strong understanding of Category Strategy formulation
  • Negotiation and contractual skills to ensure that all contract negotiations are conducted effectively