Sourcing Specialist

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Yorkshire & Humber
03 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsible for developing & maintaining category strategies and future product developments including market awareness and proactive module build sub-assembly.

Client Details

'Our purpose is to revolutionise the home building industry by delivering a new supply solution to the problem faced in the UK in terms of a shortage of suitable, affordable housing.'


  • For the allocated categories understand business requirement & supply market. Using appropriate purchasing tools develop the sourcing strategies & refresh regularly to reflect changing market conditions & business requirements.
  • Negotiate contracts in line with the Goods/Services terms appropriate to the category being sourced, ensuring quality, cost and delivery focus, lead time & optimal rate.
  • Actively manage supplier contracts over contract life, monitoring and acting on supplier performance data to ensure suppliers perform in line with business requirements & implementing proactive action where performance does not meet expectations.
  • Conduct value engineering exercise with suppliers to ensure product cost targets are met or enhanced, and proactively identifying product/service improvement.


  • Experience of developing category strategies using best practice tools & techniques
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience in negotiating complex issues and create innovative solutions which deliver value for the business
  • Experience of ERP systems & Operations planning
  • Supply chain management experience within the housebuilding market, construction, sub-contract and/or pre-fabrication an advantage
  • Project Management experience including risk management

Job Offer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking business and gain further experience in your procurement career.