Sourcing and Supplier Development Manager

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    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

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    Mark Osborne

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    8 months ago

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Title: Sourcing and Supplier Development Manager

Location: Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

We require a Sourcing and Development Manager to be responsible for the sourcing and procurement of raw materials, components and sub contract manufacturing to support manufacture and supply of subsea electrical equipment.


  • The Sourcing and Supplier Development Manager will be required to maximise ability the to grow revenue and profitability through the development and delivery of sourcing strategies.
  • You will support the commercial, technical and manufacturing teams by developing innovative solutions that meet our customer's requirements during the tendering and execution phases.
  • You will focus on strategically important products & projects leading material categories as appropriate
  • Lead targeted supplier engagements and negotiations
  • You will enable the supply chain to add greater value through improved visibility and engagement by;
  • creating and delivering tailored supply chain strategies;
  • aligning the supply chain with the commercial, technical, operational activities
  • engaging with key suppliers earlier in the process to maximise value and performance.
  • You will manage supplier selection decisions for key categories and items
  • You will improve key supplier relationships by information sharing in particular forecasting, advance demand management and long-term partnership agreements including SLA's
  • You will implement value engineering activities with suppliers and internal stakeholders;
  • You will take responsibility for transactional processes (po's, call-off agreements etc) for selected key suppliers
  • Be responsible for achievement of key Supply Chain Performance Metrics
  • You will identify areas for continuous improvement activities within the supply chain group, to further drive efficiency and productivity improvements.


  • Bachelors or master's degree in supply chain, engineering, manufacturing or business
  • Significant experience working in the supply chain across multiple manufacturing sites.
  • Experienced process implementation and improvement practitioner, such as six sigma, Lean,
  • Ability to work in a fast changing, high profile environment with the minimum of direct supervision.
  • Ability to lead, negotiate and influence with senior personnel internally, with key suppliers and with key customers.
  • Experience of sourcing castings and machined components is also desirable

If this role is of interest, please apply via the link in this advert