Sourcing Manager - Cork. Position Summary: The Sourcing Manager will lead the development and implementation of strategic sourcing activities for assigned suppliers and/or commodities; with the goal to obtain the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. The Sourcing Manager will lead the development and implementation of strategies and projects related to cost reduction initiatives, new product development, supply base optimisation and rationalisation, quality improvements, risk assessments, and contract negotiations. Key Areas of Responsibility. • Leading cross-functional teams to develop best in class strategic sourcing strategies for assigned suppliers and/or commodities in support of business objectives. • Drive implementation of supplier and/or commodity strategy which will include spend/supply assessments, consolidation strategy, sourcing selection, financial and make versus buy analyses. • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce when applicable. • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses. Represent the ‘voice of the supplier’ in the organization. • Participate in new product launches; lead supplier selection, requests for quotes, and ensure that suppliers are clear on product launch deliverables; collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful launch. • Responsible for assuring cost standards are established for annual operating budgets. • May mentor / provide support for graduate /entry level positions. Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills Sought: • Strong analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks. • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams. • Excellent PC Literacy (Excel, SharePoint, ERP Systems. • Excellent negotiation skills. • Strong business & financial acumen. • Excellent communication and influencing skills. • Proven Project Management capability with demonstrated results. • Stakeholder Management. Interested applicants should have: • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field. • At least 8 years' sourcing/purchasing experience, or 6 years which includes comprehensive global sourcing experience with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development. • Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration. This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com.
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