Sourcing Project Lead

  • Location:

    Cardiff, Wales

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Healthcare

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    BBBH131032_1608045978

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Start date:

    18/01/21

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Role: Sourcing Project Lead

Location: Cardiff / Remote

Duration: 9 Months

Rate: Negotiable on experience


Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

Our client are a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. They have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

What you'll do

Responsible for wing-to-wing execution of Sourcing process and Global Supply Chain development projects related to supplier forecasting, fulfilment, ERP purchasing set up, and supplier financial transactions, including implementation of the Supplier Risk Management Program with the aim to deploy standard work across the organisation. Make sure governance practices and project management practices are followed and improved as needed.

  • Collaborate with business and functional leadership to define projects and initiatives within the given scope
  • Define execution plans and approaches based on project scope, expected timeline and available resources
  • Facilitate convergence of functional and technical knowledge and build project teams
  • Work with the globally located technical team, which will often comprise of members of separate organizations to coordinate day-to-day execution as per outlined plan
  • Ensure pre-defined project management processes and practices are followed. Drive simplification and improvement as necessary
  • Support the team with resolution of roadblocks and inter-dependencies. Partner with functional teams to ensure their tasks are completed as required
  • Manage project risks, scope changes and other non-standard events throughout the life of the project
  • Lead and operationally support implementation of the Supplier Risk Management Program including deployment of internal processes and digital solutions for the relevant business areas
  • Cooperate with external suppliers and service providers as required
  • Ensure stakeholder communication and progress reporting
  • Ensure quality of deliverables is verified and matching expectations

Who you are

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical discipline, or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years' work experience in sourcing or procurement.
  • 3 years' work experience with technical depth/knowledge in assigned commodities, or 3 years of Commercial Sourcing, Supply Chain or Engineering experience
  • Prior experience in communicating with external suppliers globally
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization
  • Experience managing projects with the supply chain and manufacturing functions
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams
  • Strong team player - collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
  • Experience working with others on a global basis
  • Demonstrated internal/external customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer viewpoint and partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • Strong analytical and strong problem-solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve them, and creates actionable strategies and operational plans
  • Change oriented - actively generates process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly
  • DBS experience a plus
  • Smartsheet, QlikSense / QlikView, MS Project knowledge a plus
  • PMP or related project management certifications a plus


To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.

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