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Associate Sourcing Manager

Hertfordshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Associate Sourcing Manager - Pharmaceuticals - Welwyn Garden City

A major global pharmaceutical organisation based in Welwyn Garden City, is looking for a Sourcing Manager for a 12-month contract.

The role has a strong understanding of internal stakeholder functions and spend characteristics, and effectively translates business needs into sourcing requirements.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the execution of operational Procurement activities for low to medium value reactive or Business-led sourcing requests.
As a team member in the regional operational sourcing team, they are responsible for executing various day-to-day sourcing activities such as ad-hoc, call-off, and unplanned or reactive business-led buying activities ensuring maximum possible Procurement impact.
It is their responsibility to ensure all operational sourcing requests are executed in line with the category buying guides / content, and in compliance with relevant policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures.
The Sourcing Manager works with Procurement and Business stakeholders to understand requirements, and execute the relevant sourcing process, as well as with legal and contracting functions to support contracting activities.
To support value delivery, the role collaborates with the Category and Supplier Management teams to address end-user requests, and escalates opportunities for above site, country or region aggregation and leverage.
By efficiently and effectively executing the operational sourcing process end-to-end, the Sourcing Manager ensures that end user demand and expectations are satisfied. In addition to providing high levels of internal customer service, the role also contributes to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery.


*Maintain information flows.
*Perform operational sourcing activities - Execute operational sourcing requests within Region or large site ensuring a focus on efficiency and the quality of customer service.
*Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity.
*Collaborate with Transactional / Requisition to Pay Procurement.
*Monitor targets and KPIs.
*Support site-based Procurement.
*Support CSR initiatives related to suppliers.

Education, experience and skills

*University degree, with business related degree preferable.
*Life Sciences experience.
*2+ years operational procurement experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.
*Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
*Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.
*Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).
*Experience or knowledge of offshore or shared service operating environments.

*Post graduate business related qualification.
*Documented international strategic sourcing or cost reduction experience.
*Shared service center operational experience.
*Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS, ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications.
*Experience with enterprise systems, procure-to-pay tools and eSourcing tools.

If you are interested, please contact me on +44 121 6163 404 for more information or contact me via e-mail: sdreier@pararecruit.com
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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Contact: Sophia Dreier
  • Phone: 0121 616 3404
  • Reference: SD/ASM/WGC
  • Updated: 19th June 2020
  • Expires: 17th July 2020

Paramount Recruitment

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