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Employer Sigmar Recruitment
Job Title Strategic Sourcing Category Manager - Ca

We have a need for an experienced procurement professional to join our global team to leadcategory sourcing initiatives that encompass local, domestic and / or international purchasing organizations with a focus on specialised process equipment.

This role can be based in Sittingbourne - UK, Ludwigshafen - Germany or Sligo - Ireland.

This position is responsible for establishing, articulating and implementing sourcing strategies for individual spend categories, capital projects, supplier networks and / or geographic regions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conceive, initiate, develop, communicate, and manage the execution of purchasing strategies representing a minimum of $25 million of annual expenditures. Possess and maintain knowledge of spend vertical with ability to develop and manage long range plans for such spend category
  • Deliver successful cross-divisional sourcing projects that yield benefits to the corporation including; savings, re-engineered business processes, sustainable long-term agreements and risk mitigating supply strategies. Set aspirational targets for the team; helps the team understand metrics for evaluating performance. Inspires high performance by holding the team accountable for key results; evaluates milestone achievement and addresses issues through appropriate channels
  • Skilled approach to execution of the negotiation process including usage of information, best-of breed practice and deal closure. Properly converts the negotiated deals to performance based, legally sound contracts that serve as a guide for on-going supplier management and program sustainability
  • Communicates with management and stakeholder groups affected by the teams sourcing decisions. The use of effective oral and written communication skills to achieve organization objectives and improve productivity is critical. Fosters the exchange of ideas and information aswell as establishing productive working relationships and teams
  • Initiates and cultivates open, honest and beneficial relationships with colleagues and stakeholders by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of other’s needs, promotes common goalsand follows through on commitments. Adapts information to stakeholder’s needs: delivers communications tailored to the needs of the receiver; uses appropriate language and level of detail for the receiver; provides specific feedback to others; writes clear executive summaries andpersuasive proposals
  • Takes initiative to resolve conflicts constructively; diverts tensions away from individuals and toward work issues; probes for root causes of problems, collaborates to find mutually beneficial solutions, proposes action steps and assists in implementation. Maximizes cultural sensitivity to influence positive long-term change with sustainable benefits for the corporation
  • Uses analytical abilities to gather, analyse and establish spend baselines as a starting point for each sourcing process. In addition, they must possess the analytical abilities to perform analyses of the spend data, market data and the various supplier proposals, to yield fact based decisions that address the requisite needs of the key stakeholders for the spend under evaluation
  • Timely execution of an established sourcing process for all projects. This includes all aspects of theprocess from initial project scope development through implementation. Identify and scope out new potential sourcing projects. Prepare scoping document to include scope and scale of project ad key stakeholders
  • Set direction on standards (what may be purchased), identifying points of supply (which suppliers become approved key suppliers), developing, executing, and managing a sourcing strategy and strategic initiatives for all Stakeholders to improve Purchasing’s overall and ultimate value. Gainsenior level authorization for project activities and resource planning.Responsible for compliance with applicable company’s policies and procedures

To be successful, you should have / be:

  • Degree or equivalent experience - ideally in Engineering, Finance or Economics
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or other procurement / purchasing qualification would be an advantage
  • Proven experience as a recognized Sourcing Authority in capital equipment particularly specialised process equipment and construction procurement
  • Proven experience in:
    • Project Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Seasoned Negotiator
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Production Planning
    • Value Engineering
    • Cost Analysis
    • Financial Analysis
    • Quality Systems and Documentation
    • Regulatory Issues and Compliance
    • Contracting Experience
    • Commercial and Construction Law
  • Presentation and interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to lead matrix teams through the sourcing process and keep members focused on a fact-based conclusion without defaulting to a compromise position
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, execute and measure successful project implementations
  • Displays the capabilities of project management by formulating complex project objectives and breaking them down to actionable tasks. Manages to key milestone dates that are critical to ensure maximum savings impact on an annual basis
To apply for this position please contact James Porter at Sigmar RecruitmentT: +353 91 455305E:

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Sigmar will never forward your CV to a third party without prior consent

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