Global Sourcing Manager

Beaumont Select
City of London
24 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Sourcing Manager; a global remit for an Indirects specialist. Utilise your Procurement expertise with a truly exceptional Global Charity, which has been making a difference to peoples lives for almost 100 years, on a daily basis and in times of crisis???

Not only do they make a difference in the UK, but on a global level. They have ambitious plans for the future and are looking for a Global Sourcing Manager - Indirects to join their newly formed team, and help them reach their goals. As the Global Sourcing Manager - Indirects you will be responsible for leading and executing transformational strategic sourcing initiatives across a range of Indirect Categories, Professional Services (e.g. Legal, Consulting, Insurance), Business Services (e.g. Recruitment & Temp. Labour, Training, Travel, Facilities Management, Property) and IT (e.g. IT Hardware, Services, Telecoms) .

You'll engage with, and influence, senior leaders to approach commercial decisions more strategically, and in line with donor requirements and value for money criteria; creating and establishing clearly defined targets and outcomes aligned to opportunities to deliver transformational value. The role holder will be required to engage key stakeholders at a senior level (senior budget holders, regional / country directors, global functional heads) to obtain support and buy-in for key projects and procurement strategies, and secure advocates of Procurement as the role secures credibility through demonstrated delivery and collaboration.

The role holder will also:

  • Lead and execute global strategic sourcing initiatives

  • Engage and influence senior leaders to approach commercial decisions more strategically and in line with donor requirements and value for money criteria

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the organisation's mission and supply requirements.

  • Ensure stakeholder buy-in across the organisation, and that category strategies are continually aligned to and meets business need

  • Manage suppliers professionally and proactively to ensure a high level of supplier performance.

  • Across all the Indirects spend areas, take a lead role in ensuring a high service level is provided from Procurement and that the organisation purchases from approved suppliers, pre-negotiated contracts and in compliance with category-defined policies.

  • Share best practices across all global categories

  • Actively monitor and communicate category insights and trends

  • Facilitate post-contract implementation

  • Create and establish clearly defined targets and outcomes aligned to opportunities to deliver transformational value

  • Develop opportunities through the supply base to support the mission and commercial ambitions.

  • Build on and develop the supply base to ensure the capacity and flexibility to meet all of the organisations requirements - both in "steady state" and "emergency response" situations

Experience and Skills:

  • A proven ability to lead and execute strategic sourcing initiatives

  • Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills both internally (at the Senior Leadership Team level) and externally with suppliers

  • Proven ability to review procurement demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.

  • Experience within global, multicultural organisations - public, private or charity sector

  • A proven track record of ensuring value for money

  • Cultural awareness, proven ability to work effectively with people from different cultures, ideally within emerging markets

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business