Job vacancy - Strategic Sourcing Manager

Position: Strategic Sourcing Manager
Reference: CHacs962
Location: Horsham
Salary: Dependent on experience

The Strategic Sourcing Manager has overall responsibility for an allocated group of suppliers for translating and executing the company Procurement Strategy. You will have clear contract and savings measurable objectives.

  • You will have a clearly apportioned area of responsibility, split by suppliers / ATA Chapter / spend and accountable for the overall performance of the allocated suppliers
  • You will pursue improved cost reduction, risk reduction, contractual quality, delivery performance and effectiveness for your area
  • The role will also require the implementation of Procurement (CIPS) value creation methodologies such as:
    • Aggregation - Reduced cost per unit for common parts / categories
    • Standardisation - Rationalisation of commoditised parts / suppliers
    • Category Mgmt. - Segmentation by Air Transport Association codes & value analysis
    • Outsourcing - Non-critical activities (Where applicable)
    • Supplier Mgmt. - Development of 'should cost', Supplier Kaizen, 7 wastes elimination
  • Negotiation techniques, market place benchmarking processes, risk reduction techniques & 'Red Book' benchmarking concepts
  • The management of; Market analysis, sourcing suppliers with the necessary capabilities and performance to meet customer requirements, issuing tender documentation and analysing responses

To be successful in this role of Strategic Sourcing Manager we would love to speak to anyone who has experience of:

  • Experience and ability to coach TB&E Staff as to supplier relationship management
  • The ability to articulate in specification the need for managed data
  • The understanding of the commercial environment and the variables available to the team
  • Procurement is built on strong relationships, those relationships can often be tested due to the need to take a different course of action over that which has become custom and practise (e.g. supplier consolidation)
  • CIPS qualified
  • Communication / Relationship Management, Negotiation & Persuading skills sets

ACS are recruiting for a Strategic Sourcing Manager. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Strategic Sourcing Manager, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Strategic Sourcing Manager. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Strategic Sourcing Manager with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Strategic Sourcing Manager role you desire.