Sourcing Specialist – Direct

Are you wanting more autonomy in your working life? Do you find yourself wanting to work more strategically when purchasing? Are you wanting to add real value and feel valued in your day to day? If you find yourself asking these questions regularly, this could be the role for you!

A FTSE 100 Group of Technology companies whose aim is to manufacture products that make the World safer, cleaner and healthier for all have completely redefined their purchasing function and as such are creating a whole new strategic sourcing function to support this phase of development. As a result, they have appointed their first Strategic Sourcing specialist to help create synergies across the group.

The successful candidate will report into this individual and drive the strategy. There is a high spend across multiple businesses within the Group and as such, it is a highly visible role.

As the Sourcing Specialist, you will lead sourcing projects on behalf of the Group within multiple geographic locations within the electronic components space. Savings are clearly high on the agenda here but more than that it’s ensuring that all components are released on allocation and delivered on time to create the end product. This will require a highly personable individual to build relationships both internally and externally to ensure all parties are aligned in its aims.

This is a truly interesting role with lots of variety and autonomy. The culture is vibrant, and the workforce are agile. It’s an environment where ideas and innovation are listened to and welcomed.

  • You will currently be a Category Manager or Sourcing Specialist in a fast-paced environment (indirect or direct welcomed)
  • You will be responsible for the strategic input across the purchasing function
  • You will have an inquisitive mind and want to challenge the approach taken when purchasing
  • You will be able to set the balance between savings and value add ensuring strong supplier relationships are built and products are delivered on time to the customer

If you are a commercially minded, strategist who can manage and prioritise multiple assignments constantly whilst delivering high quality work and you are someone who wants their voice heard and ideas implemented, don’t hesitate in applying today!


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