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Sourcing Manager

Location: WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 300-500 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 1
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-311497

Sourcing Manager

Contract starting ASAP until February 2021

Based in Welwyn Garden City 

A leading pharmaceuticals company that was founded in 1896 and has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry for eight years in a row by DJSI.

This company is currently recruiting for a sourcing manager to join their team on a contract basis. Looking to recruit someone ASAP they are keen to welcome their new manager into the Global Procurement Team for the Europe Region. 

Core accountabilities:

  • Perform operational sourcing activities by executing operational sourcing requests within the region
  • Understand end user requirements and leverage the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge to determine the best method for driving value
  • Support the creation and review of relevant purchasing documents and communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining strong information flows back to the global Category team for opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional leverage.
  • Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools
  • Collaborate with the requisition to pay (R2P) Procurement team to ensure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered.
  • Execute escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required

Requirements:

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