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Sourcing Specialist

  • City of London
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Permanent
  • Added

Description

Sourcing Specialist - Central London - Competitive salary, bonus & benefits

My client, a global healthcare company based in Central London, is looking to recruit a Sourcing Specialist. The Sourcing Specialist will work with the New Sourcing Initiatives Lead focusing on creating, developing and delivering new sourcing strategies and processes to support key business objectives related to launches, product cost, supply, and the business needs. Working cross functionally both internally and externally the Sourcing Specialist will have a deep understanding of the customer needs and supplier goals in order to develop new and creative ways of delivering value through the sourcing of specific products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support New Product Launch operational tasks and process improvements.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of operational implementation for supplier base related to sourcing activities for all new to market product launches.
  • Execute negotiation strategies for the sourcing of new and existing products
  • Contribute to member alignment and opportunity identification or value creation across suppliers or product categories.
  • Support the development and testing of innovative negotiation strategies in collaboration with the Sourcing & Supplier Relations and Non-Retail Sourcing Teams.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and drive suitable changes through change management.
  • Participate and support in new sourcing initiative team projects.
  • Responsible for data gathering, analysing, reporting, and developing recommendations to support new strategic initiatives.
  • Monitor market trends to identify new growth opportunities.
  • Work cross-functionally with the business units to accomplish enterprise goals and objectives.

Key skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Previous experience in retail, sourcing, consulting, pharmaceuticals, finance/business analysis or product management
  • Product sourcing experience in pharmaceuticals highly preferred
  • Formal training in negotiations and/or demonstrated experience
  • Experience with conducting financial or spend analysis.
  • Experience with category, supplier and/or contract management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Alteryx and Tableau experience and advanced Excel skills is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, listening, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong planning, organisation, and project management skills; able to work on multiple projects and flex within changing priorities.

Broadstone Resourcing Ltd acts as an Employment Agency and an Employment Business and all appointments will be made on merit alone.

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