Job Overview

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Reference: #20221
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2022 09:32

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Manchester

Salary: Competitive

A manufacturing business that helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers to maximise their production is hiring a Strategic Sourcing Specialist.


  • Leading the strategic sourcing activities including defining and implementing the supply chain
  • Lead on the category strategy to reach annual targets for On-time delivery performance; lead-time; payment terms; cost savings; and supplier consolidation.
  • Run sourcing projects including, negotiating all commercial terms and conditions and supplier management.
  • Ensure reliability of supply by developing supply chain risk mitigation and contingency plans, to improve material availability.
  • Strategic commodity plan with growth opportunities.
  • Management of engineering procurement parts queue [responsible for the management of parts and driving improved costs / shorter setup times.]
  • Supplier performance. Conduct regular reviews with key suppliers for driving continuous improvements.
  • Performs total cost analysis to identify improvement opportunities for low-performance suppliers
  • Key contact for the Tactical purchasing team and Operations for recurring and escalated supplier performance issues like deliveries and quality, supporting plant needs.
  • Promotes collaborative working between suppliers and Tactical purchasing, Engineering, Quality to drive initiatives that will ensure material availability.
  • Indirect cost-saving initiatives where applicable.

 Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management qualifications required
  • Minimum of 5 years functional experience in one or more of the following areas: Supply, Engineering, or Operations
  • Work experience in manufacturing engineered to order environment
  • Matrix organization experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks and drive for results
  • SAP knowledge and experience

   Important Working Relationships (Key Internal and External Clients Or Contacts)

  • Supplier base
  • Operations
  • Tactical tea
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Global Strategic Sourcing

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Plans & Aligns
  • Collaborates
  • Action Orientated
  • Drives Results
  • Business Insight
  • Decision Quality
  • Communicates Effectively

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