Job: Sourcing Manager | Marketing, Print & Distribution | Bournemouth

Title Sourcing Manager | Marketing, Print & Distribution | Bournemouth
Categories Permanent, Procurement Jobs in Dorset
Salary Competitive salary + 10-30% Bonus, 30 days holiday & Double-matched Pension
Location Bournemouth, Dorset
Job Information

A market leading financial services provider is looking to add to their Procurement Sourcing team in Bournemouth.  Boasting over 6000 employees across 16 UK offices and 5.8 million customers nationwide, the business has been undergoing an exciting period of transformation with Category Management being implemented across the Procurement function.

Due to unprecedented business demand across the Procurement function, an opportunity has arisen for an accomplished Sourcing Manager to lead sourcing projects across the Marketing, Print & Distribution and e-Commerce categories. Responsibilities will include the development, management and reviews of all sourcing activity, issuing and assessing RFP/RFIs, Stakeholder & contract management, and encouraging a Lean & Strong culture throughout the business.

The ideal applicant will possess experience in Procurement/Sourcing of Indirect services within Marketing, Generalist or Professional Services categories, as well as being able to hit the ground running in a Procurement function reporting directly to the Senior Category Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for contract reviews and Sourcing activity, utilising the Business Sourcing Process (BSP) including developing, issuing, and scoring RFI/P as required to ensure value in the marketplace.
  • Engaging proactively with stakeholders to ensure best value solutions and all relevant legal/regulatory/technical requirements are included in our requirements to the market and subsequently embedded in our contract with the successful supplier
  • Support the Senior/Category Manager by continually reviewing the efficacy, efficiency and security of current supply arrangements, ensuring that contracts remain in force, effective and up to date with market trends, price, customer service competitiveness and regulatory change.
  • Manage the creation of purchase order requisitions, correctly aligned to the spend categories and nominal ledger codes
  • Work collaboratively with the Procurement Practice Team to maximise throughput of activity through the BSP and capacity planning, ensuring quality focused results are produced.
  • Leverage the use of existing goods/services on the Preferred Supplier Lists, ensuring demand is challenged and then matched to existing product within its inventory before any steps are taken to go to market.
  • Lead negotiations on mid/high value opportunities. You will have the required skills to draft contracts and appropriate schedules using a suite of approved templates/clauses.
  • Ensure that the above delivers end-to-end commercial, contractual and relationship lifecycle value, specifically ensuring that optimum routes on business requirements are developed.
  • Understand cost drivers and value levers when formulating specifications, ensuring value levers are a central part of Procurement activity.

Knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience:

  • You must have demonstrable stakeholder management ability with the gravitas to
  • interact and influence at Head of Function level to deliver effective Procurement
  • strategies
  • Strong knowledge of commercial models and approach/techniques necessary to achieve best in class sourcing deals, good knowledge in your assigned market and category area
  • Proven ability to deliver substantial cost benefit and customer service improvement outcomes
  • Good relationship management and networking skills and experience, required for both key stakeholder and supplier engagement
  • Sourcing expertise and in-depth knowledge of the BSP to ensure optimum levels of Value are delivered.
  • Strong negotiation skill set and able influence outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience at having successfully drafted contracts and associated schedules of legal Agreements


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