Strategic Sourcing Senior Specialist - 39439 (563)

Warwick, Warwickshire

Other Specialisms » Supply Chain

Competitive salary

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Embark on a rewarding career journey in Warwickshire as a Strategic Sourcing Senior Specialist with a leading automotive company. This role presents an exciting opportunity to oversee purchasing activities across designated categories, driving strategies aligned with organisational goals. Collaborate with regional stakeholders and leverage global markets to achieve cost and quality targets. Utilise your expertise in indirect procurement, strategic thinking, and relationship management to excel in a dynamic and results-driven environment. If you're ready to elevate your career in a globally recognised company, apply now!

The Opportunity
Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified categories, including;

  • Responsible for sourcing in line with Strategy Category Plan (SCP) through the Global Sourcing Process to the point of Contract / Purchase Order for their sub categories Lead continuous improvements in purchasing activities by supporting COE initiatives / activities for their respective sub categories
  • Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on strategy and sourcing, including key focus on regional inputs and regional deployment for their sub categories
  • Responsible for global category strategy development and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing within the Global markets for their sub categories
  • Support delivery team in supplier relationships through the Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management process for their sub categories
Key Performance Indicators
  • Savings in line with the savings target (Budgetary and Value Add) for their sub categories
  • SCP Approvals in line with targets for their sub categories
  • Supplier rationalisation in line with targets for their sub categories
  • Sourcing timing / GSP / Sourcing Board Review adherence and First Time Through for their sub categories
  • Contract Management KPI's tbc (Change management, ongoing cost performance, problem resolution timing etc. etc.) for their sub categories
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Category Strategy
  • Responsible for SCP delivery, ensuring completion line with annual SCP targets for their sub categories
  • Responsible for ensuring the SCP is kept up to date in line with the annual review target for their sub categories
  • Accountable for ensuring analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements is available for their sub categories (Analytics will be provided by the Analyst function)
  • Accountable for application of SCP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and go to market approach in line with policy for their sub categories
  • Responsible for delivering sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through GSP and deploying Total Cost of Ownership approach
  • Accountable for leading complex supplier negotiations including legal and financial approval pre Contract / Purchase Order, engaging specialist teams and Global Purchasing Finance as required for their sub category
  • Responsible for Global Strategy Approach Document submission and GSP process adherence for their sub category
  • Lead Stakeholder alignment in relation to strategy creation and implementation for their sub category
  • Ensure alignment with Regional Buying Colleagues to ensure strategic / tactical sourcing is in line with strategy for their sub category
  • Responsible for their sub category delivery against savings targets
  • Identify Make vs Buy and business justification when required and support analysis for their sub category
  • Responsible for supply chain risk management for their sub category
  • Responsible for ensuring regional buying teams are adhering to the sub category strategy within the region.
  • Engage with specialist functions where required GPF, Risk, OGC
  • Maintain lead for supplier interaction
Key Interactions
  • Stakeholders / Budget holders / Requisitioner departments
  • Suppliers within category - normally account / sales director
  • Finance controller for project / programme or requisitioner functional area
  • External Industry forums
  • OGC (Legal Team)
  • Supplier Risk Team
  • Regional Buying Teams (Slovakia India China Brazil)
  • GPF (Global Purchasing Finance)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of indirect procurement of goods and services
  • MCIPS or working towards the qualification
  • Experience of negotiating terms and conditions
  • Commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience
  • Relationship management - internal and external
  • Category knowledge and demonstrated experience
  • Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs
  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
Personal Profile
  • An individual able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex and highly demanding environment.
  • A self-motivated individual who uses initiative and problem solver - focussed on delivering results.
  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning
  • Works well under pressure of conflicting priorities
  • A a strong communicator with the ability understand and to communicate complex ideas
  • A effective team player, actively develops and supports team members
  • Proactive team player, who is happy to be hands on and work with a small team
  • Proven track record of demonstrating logic and analytical thinking
  • An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs

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