Senior Sourcing Specialist

City of London
25 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Full Time
Senior Sourcing Specialist - Technology

Location: Paddington, London

Contract: 6 months

Pay rate: Competitive

This is an exciting new role that requires a Senior sourcing expert in the tech field, with an extensive knowledge technology sucg as hardware, software, cyber security and telecoms

Role Summary:

Accountable for providing sourcing and procurement support to the Technology function while working with Global Sourcing to assist senior management to effectively and efficiently manage expenditure with suppliers to achieve their strategic business goals.

This will include supporting the business in determining and managing the sourcing strategy for a designated range of categories of expenditure and providing commercial leadership in all sourcing related activities and procurement processes for those categories.

Key Responsibilities:

* Engage with senior stakeholders to understand business requirements and to define and implement the category strategies, plans and processes for sourcing goods and services within relevant categories.

* Act as a business partner to a key division, performing as an integral part of the divisional leadership team, helping to formulate sourcing strategies which support the business goals and assisting with any strategic decision making that requires procurement input.

* Maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the functions business drivers and have a comprehensive understanding of how this fits into the overall business strategy.

* Advise the division on procurement policies, processes and best practice, providing support as required.

* Lead the planning and prioritisation activities of the categories to ensure that the most important opportunities in terms of business needs, cost savings and risk mitigation are delivered and that the right priorities are selected.

* Lead and drive key sourcing activities for major corporate or divisional projects ensuring that they are delivered on time and to budget with appropriate risk management.

* Work with Europe & Globally identifying opportunities for consolidation of business requirements across the business and managing integration of stakeholder needs through engagement.

* Support the roll-out of Tactical Buying across Technology

* Develop and maintain long-term relationships with key existing strategic suppliers and identify potential new partners within categories of responsibility.

* Manage and ensure compliance to the sourcing process

* Develop category strategies, plans, sourcing pipelines

* Ensure compliance with procurement policy and process, challenging non-compliant areas of the division as required.

* Own, manage and track cost savings targets

* Coach and develop the Sourcing Specialist to drive a high performance culture, motivating and inspiring the team to deliver and exceed against performance objectives

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy