Strategic Sourcing Manager - Procurement Manager

Acquisitive and expanding speciality products supplier require an ambitious Procurement Specialist / Strategic Sourcing Manager to completely review existing global suppliers and identify new, strategically advantageous European producers. Within 18 months we envisage you will manage a procurement team for us and potentially the group,

SALARY: Basic up to £50,000

BENEFITS: Group Pension Additional Group Benefits

LOCATION: The role can be home or office based. We have offices in the North West but the majority of our personnel work from home and visit our offices circa 1 day/week. International travel; once established we envisage circa 30% of your time will be travelling to supplier’s sites predominately across the UK and Europe, but also worldwide when required.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Manchester. Leeds. Birmingham. Nottingham

JOB SPECIFICATION - Strategic Sourcing Manager - Procurement Manager

A full job brief will be made available to shortlisted candidates but in summary and in support of our growth/M&A strategy, we wish to recruit a Strategic Sourcing Manager / Procurement Specialist to:

·Completely review and evaluate our existing global supplier base in terms of core competencies, competitive positioning and price negotiation for materials/services to ensure continuity of supply, reductions in costs and improved profitability
·Identify more cost effective European based suppliers to complement and grow existing and new product portfolios which in turn will improve our existing market penetration and increase profitability
·This is a fully encompassing role covering all aspects of commercial and strategic sourcing/procurement from and with global producers

Ultimately, we want to further enhance our reputation as a market and innovation leader and be seen as a critical, long term partner to our suppliers and client base.

REQUIREMENTS - Strategic Sourcing Manager - Procurement Manager

We would be delighted to receive applications from individuals who meet the following brief:

·Experienced Strategic Sourcing / Procurement / Purchasing Specialists used to sourcing, internationally, specialist, bespoke products. That could be raw materials, consumables or components
·Any experience of sourcing related raw materials/speciality chemicals for any of the following markets would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite: Adhesives and Sealants, Coatings, Composites, Rubber, Thermoplastics, Thermosets, Urethane Lubricants & Fluids, Personal Car, Cosmetics, Refractory, Pharmaceutical, Oils & Inks

Character wise, it is imperative you:

·Are tenacious and proactive in your approach, able to handle a variety of challenging tasks and go that extra mile for our company
·Are self-motivated, able to work off your own initiative and become the “Sourcing/procurement Champion” for our company and potentially the Group
·Are capable, in the near future, of managing, motivating and reinvigorating a procurement team who are established, somewhat set in their ways but open to new and better ways of working

THE COMPANY - Strategic Sourcing Manager - Procurement Manager

Part of a £multi-Million International Group, we are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of speciality chemicals, additives and raw materials for global producers to the Adhesives and Sealants, Coatings, Composites, Rubber, Thermoplastics, Thermosets, Urethane, Lubricants & Fluids, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Refractory, Pharmaceutical, Oils & Inks market sectors.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Strategic Sourcing Manager. Procurement Manager. Head of Purchasing. Buyer. Procurement Specialist.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies John Gowen quoting JOB TITLE reference JG14743 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683301 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.