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Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager

Cheshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time


Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Manager

An opportunity has arisen for an Strategic Sourcing and Procurement manager to join a multinational pharmaceutical company. The EMEA Sourcing Manager will collaborate across Europe, Middle East and Africa to implement procurement strategy across various categories.

Location: Chester, Cheshire Hybrid Role

Pay rate: 28.57 per hour

Duration: 12 months

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Strategy & Leadership Competencies

Implement procurement strategy across various countries and categories by determining appropriate methods of procurement; role dependent on category and project complexity and in accordance with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies.

Provide internal and market analytics to support development of strategic category plans, country performance and budget management processes as required.

Support implementing and managing the small business and disadvantaged suppliers search and development program.

Professional Competencies

Proven process and project management skills. Is able to prioritise and manage a large number of projects and independently applies project management framework.

Being able to create project plans for managing stakeholders, progress, risks, and issues to meet objectives and budget. Leads multi-functional and multi-cultural work and project teams. Handles cultural differences

Capitalises on sourcing and contracting knowledge to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Lead on supplier selection methodology and related financial methods. Routinely uses, perhaps with supervision, financial analysis as input to sourcing decisions and supplier performance evaluation.

Procurement Competencies

Can articulate in-scope Category & Market strategic objectives and related multi-year Sourcing strategy. Enable procurement financial performance, explore new value capture opportunities and continue to drive relevant supply base rationalization.

Leverage internal and market analytics to provide insight in the development of strategic category plans.

Can demonstrate experience of negotiating successful outcomes, both as an individual and as a leader of negotiation teams. Understands rhetoric and legal terms of templates and is able to defend stance without outside assistance for low / medium complexity contracts.

Lead the procurement execution of sourcing projects.

Minimum Requirements:

Fluent in English and French, a third language like Italian is preferred

Experience within indirect categories is preferred

Pharma experience is preferred

Ariba experience preferred (contracting, sourcing, spend visibility)

Minimum of 5 years work experience with 4 years of procurement or relevant experience.

Bachelors Degree (Business, Science or Engineering is desirable), Masters Degree in related field preferred.

Relevant industry certification is preferred, e.g. Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Professional (CIPS), Procurement Masters degree.

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2209-500921
  • Posted: 13th September 2022
  • Expires: 11th October 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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