Sourcing Manager in port talbot

port talbot, united kingdom
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£ 30,000 - £ 38,000 per year
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adam rock, randstad cpe
01489 560129
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job description

Sourcing Manager

The opportunity on offer

We are looking to recruit a procurement professional who will maintain and develop supplier market knowledge. You will be responsible for regularly scanning the European and global marketplace and suppliers, collecting facts and then delivering relevant marketplace and supplier data, including 'clean sheet' analysis, to ensure effective construction of category strategies in close co-operation with key stakeholders for the best interest of Tata Steel UK. You will convert demands of TSUK end users and construct an effective business requirements overview, and an appropriate sourcing plan that maximises value across TSUK within the framework of an agreed category strategy. You will deliver all required aspects of pre-contract work, supplier selection, negotiation, closing and putting in place contracts that deliver short and medium term value for TSUK. Managing the contract through its life cycle by frequently analysing its effectiveness, in close co-operation with the contract management organisation and the end user and taking action based on KPI results.

Applicants will also Operate as the point of leadership for vendor relationships ensuring fact-based communication as well as taking accountability for ensuring that operations-based contract managers are engaged in contract strategies, escalating effectively where performance gaps appear. Manage through "influence, gravitas and expertise" the effective delivery of value throughout the life of the contract.

Who we're looking for

You will be an experienced Procurement/Purchasing professional educated to degree level in a technical or business related field, or equivalent practical experience. Applicants will have relevant experience in Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing or Supply Chain Management experience.

Ideally, you will have experience or be interested in developing cost models, cost trends and product development. We're looking for applicants who have the confidence in collaborating and working cross-functionally with operations/manufacturing teams, engineering, finance and legal.

TSUK purchases items/services across a wide range of sectors/categories so particular experience in one or more areas of the following would be of particular interest to us:

  • Procurement of Goods/services
  • Raw materials used for steelmaking operations including category knowledge in metals, ferrous scrap, alloys, chemicals, industrial paint, refractories, minerals, packaging
  • Market Analysis
  • Global Sourcing

The successful candidate will be able to operate within an cross functionally based team and be willing to travel as required.

Our UK Procurement organisation has responsibility for the lowest possible cost base and maximizing the value out of supply agreements for Tata Steel; delivering a professional procurement service to businesses and leading several pan-Tata Steel procurement sectors; and also leading a stronger drive for supply chain effectiveness and realisation of challenging group and business-specific targets.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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