Senior Sourcing Manager (Digital) | Utilities | Reading

Reading’s largest utility business is looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager to join them as they go through a period of transformation and growth.

The Senior Sourcing Manager (Digital) will look after a range of sourcing projects focusing solely on the £30m digital IT spend. You will be responsible for creating and implementing category strategies, as well as project managing, prioritising and ultimately consistently delivering on time and with best value outcomes.

As Senior Sourcing Manager (Digital) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Leading strategy development for specific projects as allocated by the Business Partner, in line with agreed category strategies – likely to be more complex in nature
  • Project management and prioritisation of a number of sourcing initiatives effectively through agile project delivery and problem-solving skills
  • Create compelling and innovative sourcing strategies which challenge current ways of working and deliver the best value
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team through the procurement process with full customer engagement and following sourcing methodology
  • Demonstrate that sustainability, innovation and risk management, collaboration, health and safety and wellbeing are effectively considered and managed through each initiative
  • Ensure that sourcing projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers’ expectations
  • Ensure that audit trails, document and information systems and all supplier information exchanges are effective, with robust confidentiality and traceability, in line with the procurement regulations
  • Demonstrate leadership within the Commercial Team by always striving for the highest standards of professionalism, high energy, commitment and best-practice. Contribute to the delivery of your team’s targets by maintaining a fast pace in all sourcing projects, and challenging others to do the same
  • Applying a creative and agile approach to negotiation to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions
  • Independently lead complex and sometimes challenging negotiations to a successful conclusion

To work for this exciting growing utility organisation you will require the following experience:

  • 7+ years of strategic sourcing in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Solid experience in enabling effective decision making at a senior level
  • Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Broad water industry and business knowledge
  • Track record in continuous improvement and ability to deliver against stretching targets
  • Experience in programme, project and performance management
  • Strong category experience (digital portfolio essential; other categories desirable)

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Dynamic procurement professionals with a minimum of 7 years’ of experience
  • Degree educated
  • MCIPS qualified

This exciting role as Senior Sourcing Manager (Digital) is paying up to £70,000 basic salary with the following benefits:

  • £6k car allowance
  • 20% bonus
  • Generous pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Voucher schemes

To discuss the senior sourcing manager role in more depth please contact Joe Sewell at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to joe@procurementheads.com or call +44 (0) 7824 045 203 | +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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