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Generalist Sourcing Manager

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  • Sector:

    Cloud, Infrastructure and Services

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  • Job functions:

    IT Service Management

  • Salary:

    £650 - £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Kieran Daly

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

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La Fosse is working with a global entertainment company that is embarking on a large-scale transformation journey to recruit a Generalist Sourcing Manager for a greenfield position.

Using your procurement experience, and leveraging your knowledge, you will work directly with the Marketing, Corporate Affairs, HR, Professional Services, Retail & Business Operations, FM, Commercial/Product teams at all levels. In this role, you will be expected to develop & deliver an effective procurement strategy and conduct activities such as RFP's, effective negotiations of commercials & agreements, and ongoing vendor management to deliver continuous savings, performance & process improvement for the above categories.

Location: Watford (2 days in the office)

Contract: Inside IR35 - 9 months

Rate: £650 - £700 per day

Start Date: ASAP

Your role as a Generalist Sourcing Manager

  • Act as a trusted adviser, and subject matter expert, leading Marketing, Corporate Affairs, HR, Professional Services, Retail & Business Operations, FM, Commercial/Product teams sourcing and procurement projects. These projects often involve working across multiple products.
  • Lead and own a full range of projects from transactional to complex, spanning all types of categories.
  • For individual procurement projects build, communicate, and implement work plans and timelines. Identify the required supporting efforts, dependencies, or barriers, as well as track and report on progress/issues.
  • Deliver sustainable value by leading negotiations with vendors on the scope of work, commercials & contract, which will involve working with legal, finance, tax and other internal departments.
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships to maximize value and to deliver a best-in-class supply chain across multiple spend categories.
  • Source third parties who can meet the requirements and conduct initial research to create a short list.
  • Run the RFP process, co-ordinating supplier pitches, with the right internal stakeholders.

Ideally to be successful as a Generalist Sourcing Manager

  • Experience in multiple categories is ESSENTIAL.
  • Min. 5 years of experience in indirect and direct procurement environments in a buyer or category management role.
  • 5+ years of experience in selecting, onboarding, and managing suppliers.
  • Experience of drafting, negotiating, and managing supplier agreements within FM, Operations, Retail categories.
  • Flexible working approach, and open to exploring categories outside of outlined remit should the opportunity arise.

Sound interesting? Please do apply directly for more detail.