Sourcing Manager

Ref No. BHN529321
Location Havant, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Empty


My client have a fantastic opportunity to join there procurement team on a permanent basis.


Must have previous sourcing experience within manufacturing

The Job

Manage all commercial and business aspects between Apollo and its global supplier base for all direct and indirect spend.

Be the subject matter expert for assigned categories of spend, ensuring the business always operates to the lowest total cost with minimal exposure to risk. Build a strong global network of supplier relationships and back it up by contractual agreements. Create and deploy business aligned sourcing strategies being environmentally conscious in everything you do.

Location - Near to Portsmouth

Salary - Negotiable (Hybrid working available)

The roles & responsibilities for the role -

Responsible for supplier evaluation, develop and lead RFQ process for multiple commodities within direct & indirect categories

Analyse tenders based on total cost/ supply to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value.

Define and deliver cost reduction projects in line with set targets. Monitor progress.

Define appropriate category strategy incorporating business needs and priorities

Promote category strategies to internal stakeholders. Update as required in line with business needs.

Conduct proactive market analysis and influencing factors within given category of spend articulate impact (new technology, risks, mergers etc).

Define and execute SRM strategy for strategic suppliers and manufacturers.

Analyse category spend and translate into meaningful insights driving sourcing decisions.

Proactively manage costs with suppliers by leveraging various cost elements (volumes, raw materials, supplier positioning, market conditions, competition etc).

Track and monitor market trends for key raw materials.

Prepare and execute clear structured negotiations and tenders at various levels of complexity.

The ideal candidate for this role will have -

Willingness to get it done, deliver and celebrate team success.

Endless amounts of curiosity to understand bigger picture and obtain root cause of a situation.

Able to manage and prioritise multiple assignments at any one time, delivering high quality work that meets agreed commitments.

You are a skilled negotiation expert who proactively seek cost reduction opportunities.

Learn from mistakes. Ensure corrective actions are in place for the future.

Challenge status Quo.

A team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate confidently and persuasively with a wide variety of people and cultures, up to senior levels.

Ability to work with people from many countries and backgrounds.

Confident in using various analytical tools.

Cost conscious at all times.

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