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Sourcing Manager in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Sourcing Manager

Milton Keynes

£474 /day LTD OR £550 /day UMB

6 Months initially- View to extend

The Role will involve

Manage the sourcing activities for multi-million-pound, medium cost and business risk opportunities, to include idea generation and innovation across complex spend categories and work collaboratively with relevant customers and stakeholders to create and deliver significant commercial and contractual value.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage the sourcing process from business requirement to contract signature, for multi-million-pound medium cost and business risk opportunities,
  • Implement approved Integrated Category Strategies (ICS) through the development and delivery of the qualified Sourcing pipeline
  • Apply the Sourcing Framework for sourcing led opportunities outside of ICS creation and where total annual spend ranges between £100m to £300m and within an OJEU environment, to manage all risk, governance, legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement of sourcing specific ideas and innovation-based business cases to address existing business problems that require external sourcing specific market expertise to solve
  • Facilitate the transition of Sourcing led execution to Strategic Supplier Management
  • Demand manage and challenge customer and stakeholder common sourcing requirements to maximise overall Group-wide commercial value
  • Develop and manage sourcing aligned continuous improvement activities, demand pipeline assessments and annual customer satisfaction surveys
  • Develop the external market sourcing practices, to include commercial models and total cost of ownership assessments, within the Sourcing team

The ideal candidate:

  • Educated to a Business or Economics degree standard or equivalent business experience
  • Deep level of Sourcing experience, with a demonstrable track record of savings delivery
  • Detailed knowledge of the UK Rail Industry, including procurement processes in a reclassified environment
  • Demonstrable level of negotiation and dispute resolution skill set
  • Demonstrable experience of contract law and financial management
  • Demonstrable experience of driving value from complex sourcing opportunities
  • Experienced with agile cross-functional collaborative working methods
  • Politically savvy, with the proven ability to use direct and indirect influencing strategies at an executive level
  • Demonstrable level of problem-solving experience of complex sourcing specific challenges
  • Line management experience

For more information, email your C.V to j a k e . p a r k e r @ v i t a l . u k . c o m

The partnering concept promoted by Vital means that we work together with candidates and clients to achieve your career and recruitment objectives. For clients the result is cost effective, culture-compatible solutions that make staff selection, recruitment and retention far easier

For candidates it means a personal and professional relationship that will help you through every stage of obtaining your ideal job and pursuing your career goals

Our commitment to both candidates and clients is equalled only by our professionalism and dedication to providing the best possible service

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