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Marketing Sourcing Specialist

  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Business Intelligence
  • Date posted: 23/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383856A

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Sourcing Manager - Marketing Services

We have an opportunity for a Sourcing Manager to join Experis on a permanent basis. We are actively looking to secure a Sourcing Manager to join Experis and work on an exciting Marketing Services project for one of our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

The Role

The Procurement Function ensures the management of procurement activities at local level, in respect of the commercial and technical needs and in line with global policies and strategies. The function has responsibility for the 3 UK & Ireland sites located at Reading, Cambridge and Dublin. This role is designed to be based from the Reading UK office on Green Park with the requirement to be flexible with travel as and when the requirement demands it.

The Corporate Functions and Technical Community Procurement team are responsible for sourcing activities in country in the Corporate Services, Facilities, Distribution & Logistics, and Product Supply categories.

Job purpose

The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for procurement sourcing activities within the UK & Ireland. The Sourcing Manager is to act in line with the agreed global / regional category and sourcing strategies and contracts. He/she will drive the function towards increased and sustainable sourcing effectiveness to support company's business growth strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and/or implements (country) sourcing strategies and initiatives for his/her materials and services, ensuring alignment, compliance with Procurement guidelines, as well as other internal/external process standards and delivery of required business performance.
  • Understands business needs & engages with stakeholders to meet their priorities and requirements and therefore, builds effective, trustful, personal relationships with country stakeholders.
  • Plans and executes sourcing events to create a competitive advantage, e.g. spend reduction, supply security and / or time-to-market. Prepares supplier negotiations, awards suppliers and conducts post negotiation debriefs. Translates results of sourcing strategies, initiatives and projects into How Docs to enable efficient processing.
  • Develops and drives performance improvement programs and transformation initiatives- Drives sourcing excellence and ensures consistent and sustainable application of state of the art sourcing methodologies and tool utilisation along the Source-2-Pay process.
  • Manages supply agreements & contracts. Monitors and controls contractual agreements and clauses over entire lifecycle and minimises exposure to contractual risks in external relationships through usage of terms and conditions aligned with legal function.
  • Provides country-specific market intelligence to mitigate supply risk, gain competitive advantage and make better business decisions. Continuously conducts detailed supplier and supply market analysis at country level looking at facts and indicating market trends in supply base and technology.
  • Analyses and understands total cost of ownership structures for area(s) of responsibility to develop better and/or innovative pricing models (e.g. performance- or indices-based pricing).
  • Manages supplier relationships and implements supplier management principles in supply base, builds relationships and improves supplier performance. Incorporates company's responsibility and commitment to sustainable business practices into category supplier relationships and ensures compliance through reports, audits and improvement plans.
  • Optimises resource allocation to projects, tasks and responsibilities in order to deliver required business performance.
  • Supporting companies cost & cash competitiveness
  • Mitigating product supply risks
  • Supporting time-to-market initiatives
  • Improving the quality of goods and services
  • Ensuring compliance to internal and external policies and legislation to protect companies' social reputation

Candidate Specification

  • Qualifications (Education, skills, experiences and personal characteristics necessary for success)
  • Master or equivalent degree in science, engineering or business management
  • MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills combined with strong collaboration, influencing and communication competencies
  • Solid background and expertise in Procurement, procurement processes and methodologies (e.g. strategic sourcing and supplier management)
  • Solid category expertise in Corporate Functions & Technical Community
  • Financial acumen
  • Analytical decision making
  • Result orientation
  • High proficiency level in English
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