Sourcing Manager

Ref No. EMP404966
Location Reading, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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I am currently seeking a dynamic sourcing manager.The client is looking for candidates with a strong sourcing background.


Strong commercial acumen / sourcing experience

The Job

What is the purpose of this role?

I am currently seeking a dynamic sourcing manager to develop innovative and compelling solutions for our sourcing projects, to deliver best value for the client.

You will lead multi-disciplinary teams through the procurement process in order to implement recommendations that deliver robust and sustainable sourcing solutions.

Part of this role is to proactively engage with both internal and external stakeholders and challenge the status quo whilst offering value driven alternatives that deliver positive outcomes.

What makes this role unique?

Working in a fun & welcoming team, this role provides unique exposure to a suite of large & strategic projects across a wide pool as opposed to singular categories.

You will have the opportunity build rapport with senior management and take ownership of your projects, seeing it through from beginning to end within a define set of smooth processes.

What will this role involve?

Sourcing Projects:

The sourcing manager will lead strategy development for specific sourcing projects as allocated by the business partner whilst ensuring that projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers' expectations. They will create compelling and innovative sourcing strategies which challenge current ways of working whilst delivering the best value to the business. A key part of the role is leading a multi-disciplinary team through the procurement process with full customer engagement and following our sourcing methodology. The sourcing manager will demonstrate that the following are effectively considered and managed through each initiative: sustainability, innovation, risk management, collaboration, health and safety and well-being.

Stakeholder Management:

The sourcing manager will implement stakeholder engagement plans at an individual level and participate in team level stakeholder engagement plans over a long period of time in a complex stakeholder environment.


Creation of compelling, well-structured documents and presentations is an essential part of the role as well as effectively delivering these to all levels of the business (both internally and externally). The sourcing manager will build deep and trusting relationships with key stakeholders with an ability to engage and influence at senior levels.

Data Analytics:

The sourcing manager will work with the business analysts, suppliers and third parties on the information gathering process to collect all internal and external and efficiently manage spend, risk and prepare a comprehensive category profile.


The sourcing manager will apply a creative and agile approach to negotiation in order to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions whilst independently leading complex and sometimes challenging negotiations to a successful conclusion. Thinking creatively about variables that can be traded to optimise outcomes as part of a full negotiation plan/strategy is key.

What skills are we looking for?

I am seeking a resilient, tenacious individual with outstanding commercial awareness and hunger for best value.

You will be influential and engaging with your approach to stakeholder management, building trust in line with your confidence and ability to make decisive, informed decisions.

Your projects experience will be within a complex multi-site environment, where you have had to be proactive in resolving potential difficulties and overcoming barriers.

The ideal candidate will be qualified member of CIPS, a self-starter with excellent Excel & Powerpoint and analytical skills with the ability to think creatively to solve complex challenges with low levels of definition.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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