Senior Sourcing Manager

£55000 per annum
27 Sep 2018
25 Oct 2018
Alex Chinea
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Sourcing Manager
Welwyn Garden City
Are you looking to work for a global organisation deemed as pioneers in healthcare, winners of the most sustainable healthcare company for 10 years in a row?
Procurement People are proud to be working in partnership with a multinational healthcare company that operates globally under two divisions; pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. An employer with a modern view on the important of wellbeing at work and personal development.
As the Senior Sourcing Manager, you will specialise within the category of Product Development – Oncology as part of the Global Procurement team. You will have subject matter expertise, knowledge and business insights in the procurement of goods. You will have a good knowledge of eSourcing tools and the overall sourcing process. You will conduct analysis and negotiate with stakeholders and suppliers.

Responsibilties will include:
o Lead small teams of Sourcing Managers for PD Oncology stakeholder groups or areas of spend, ensuring a focus on cycle-times and quality of customer service.
o Perform operational sourcing activities by executing operational sourcing requests within the region or large site ensuring a focus on efficiency and the quality of customer service.
o Understand end user requirements and leverage the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge to determine the best method for driving value in meeting the requirement.
o Support the creation and review of relevant purchasing documents and communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities.
o Responsible for maintaining strong information flows back to the global Category team for opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional leverage.
o Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools. Support the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies.
o Collaborate with the requisition to pay (R2P) Procurement team to ensure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered.
o Execute escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required.
o Ensure that Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service are delivered. Track and monitor these metrics where required.

You will have:
o University degree, with business related degree preferable.
o Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the site.
o Extensive operational procurement experience with experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.
o Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
o Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.
o Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).
o Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS, ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications is desired.
o Experience with enterprise systems and procure to-pay tools and eSourcing tools is desired.
o Competence or fluency in other sub-region languages is strongly encouraged.

You will be part of the Global Procurement function, liasing and collaborating with all teams for all procurement services. You will be working alongside regional stakeholders to ensure a sustainable future for the company. In return, you will have access to flexible working, onsite gym, massage chairs and sleep pods as this company is highly invested on the wellness of their staff. You will also receive an annual salary of £55,000, a car allowance and bonus scheme

Right now the procurement department is going through positive change and there are a number of roles within the procurement department available for those driven, bright and forward thinking procurement professionals with relevant industry experience. If you feel you fit the above criteria please apply today or contact Kirsty for more information.

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