Strategic Sourcing Manager

Blackburn Permanent £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Join a stable and growing SME with a strong order book
  • Have the opportunity to build on a already successful operation

About Our Client

Our client are a high growth SME expanding to support key customers on a long term order book. They have a great reputation for supporting and developing people and teams, giving opportunities for training and career advancement. This role is key to the supply chain structure supporting current programs, bids, and ensuring the business is leading the way in terms of the ESG agenda.

Job Description

As the Strategic Sourcing Manager you will:

  • Assess and support the team to ensure they have a clear direction and understand the strategy in terms of supplier development and risk management
  • Lead key high value negotiations with suppliers ensuring the organisation is protected, whilst maximising QCD
  • Review current contracts to ensure terms of business are favourable
  • Work with the programs team to understand where new capacity is required and prioritise sourcing activities accordingly
  • Build strong internal relationship to support internal customers, this will primarily include continuity of supply for production, but will also stretch to occasion input on capital purchases

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be already operating at a Strategic Sourcing Manager / Purchasing Manager level with a regulated manufacturing environment (Aerospace or Automotive)
  • Comfortable managing a small team, providing direction and development
  • Competent and proven in high value, commercial, contract negotiation
  • Show a track record of managing a broad spend portfolio, ideally metals (castings & forgings)

What's on Offer

circa £55,000 base + package

Jonathan Weller
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0388

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Jonathan Weller
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0388
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