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Job Title

Indirect Sourcing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
BenefitsAdditional benefits
LocationsBuckinghamshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 January 2018

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An exciting opportunity for a graduate with procurement experience to join a global manufacturing business. The role will cover a variety of indirect categories including IT, MRO, travel and FM.

Client Details

Global Manufacturing Business


  • Provide the primary point of contact for suppliers of various services, including IT, FM, MRO and travel.
  • Manage allocated supplier relationships to ensure that supply of services is delivered in accordance with contractual terms and the production schedule.
  • Ensure performance against key KPI’s (Quality, Cost, Delivery) and proactively identify and manage any risks.
  • With the relevant category manager, actively develop, gain agreement to and roll-out the appropriate Category Strategy to ensure all functions work from an agreed Preferred Supplier List.
  • Identify and engage with new suppliers via tendering and RFI and RFQ exercises as required. As required support customer meetings, bids and reviews in respect of supply chain strategy and any issues affecting ability to deliver.
  • Actively work with internal stakeholders to ensure that product, services and materials are supplied to the technical and quality standards required.
  • In conjunction with the Category Managers research and evaluate new suppliers.
  • Monitor the external environment and keep an up to date knowledge of competitors and supplier capacity and capability.
  • Identification or risks within suppliers which may impact the business
  • Support the senior team to develop risk mitigations and corrective actions plans.
  • Preparation and authorisation of purchase requisitions in accordance with standard operating procedures and delegated authorities including, sourcing, creating specifications and contracting with suppliers.
  • Generation and maintenance of supplier data in SAP – cost, scheduling lead times etc. to support financial and governance process.

  • Candidate must be qualified at degree level
  • At least 18 months experience sourcing indirect services
  • Experience within manufacturing or a similar field preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-site operation desirable
  • Experience of negotiating with multiple suppliers to identify best value
  • Strong interpersonal skills- able to present confidently to internal & external customers and suppliers
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
  • Able to network and build relationships with a wide range of contacts
  • Skilled Stakeholder Manager

Job Offer
    • Basic salary up to £40,000
    • 25 days holiday
    • Flexible working
    • Private health insurance
    • Other subsidised benefits

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