Head of Sourcing

Posted today by The Global Search Company

Location:
London
Salary/Rate:
£75,000 - £85,000/annum

Fast growing sustainable sports gear manufacturer are looking to appoint a head of sourcing in their London Head Office.

Responsibilities

  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Examine and test existing contracts
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
  • Expect unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Requirements and skills

  • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management software
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong leadership capabilities

The ideal candidate will be coming from a buying or sourcing background with a strong passion to help deliver a sustainable future.

Type:
Permanent
Start Date:
ASAP
Contract Length:
N/A
Job Reference:
HOS0120
Job ID:
218034776

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