Sourcing Manager HR Services (Remote Role) The Sourcing Manager
HR Services will report to the Global Procurement Director of HR
services and is responsible for identifying opportunities to reduce
third party spend and increase value of purchases made within the
HR category through consolidation of supply, standardisation of
demand requirements, optimisation of contracts and negotiation of
rates and terms globally.
Qualifications Preferred Degree or Diploma in Procurement,
Finance, Business Mgmt, HR or equivalent
Experience Strategic sourcing and operational buying together
with detailed knowledge of advanced procurement methods and
techniques. Full understanding of RFx process and expert in the HR
category relating to HR benefits and Talent Acquisition needs.
Ability to work in a flexible environment, an independent
thinker, relationship focused, client focused and able to navigate
a large scale global organization.
Responsibilities Procurement strategy development - Category
sourcing process development Provides support to the Category
Director/Procurement SLT in developing a business listing of
preferred suppliers In accordance with above establishes and
maintains a needs-based segmented supply base Ensures that local
sourcing practices and processes conform to overall procurement
policies Ensures adherence to and understanding of purchasing
policies and procedures in order that purchasing standards are
upheld Suggests and works with the Category Director/Procurement
SLT on process improvements e.g. introduction of more efficient
working methods Under the guidance of the Category
Director/Procurement SLT implements systems to monitor supplier
performance Execute against savings pipeline as set forth by
Category lead Procurement strategy execution - End user
requirements identification, coordination and supply service
delivery Liaise closely with the end-users in determining their
requirements so as to provide early input into the sourcing process
Provides recommendations on sourcing strategy based on stakeholder
needs (RFx, direct negotiation, etc..) Negotiates local or regional
contracts in conjunction with the procurement manager.
Advises end users of suitable items of acceptable quality at the
most cost effective prices.
Raises the spend visibility of items purchased to enable their
placement on contract.
Ensures that end-users requirements are sufficiently detailed in an
appropriate format Accountable for all orders to be placed within
service level agreement (SLA) limits.
Identify/action cost reduction programmes/procedures.
Compiles and submits work reports to the Category
Director/Procurement SLT Drives savings opportunities including
execution in support of overall category target Supply base
management - Supply base optimisation, market knowledge
assimilation, analysis and application Analyses data related to
macro environment, market sectors, suppliers and categories.
Reviews prices in market place and develops knowledge on industry
characteristics and trends in order to optimise organisational
operational expenditure (opex) spend.
Monitors changes/new developments/operating conditions/market
capacity and quality issues.
Undertakes or arranges ad-hoc purchasing studies or investigations
into suppliers, and costs where appropriate.
Recommends potential sources of supply from knowledge of market,
existing supplier service levels, and competitive sources of supply
Introduces new suppliers to the business as appropriate and
proactively investigates opportunities to take advantage of
developments within the supply market.
Identifies potential contract items and liaises with the supply
chains contract management function to ensure such items are added
to existing contracts or appropriate contracts are established.
Takes cognisance of and action requests from end-users and
suppliers for the adding and/or removal of items to contracts and
informs contract management accordingly.
Develops and implements strategies for negotiations with
Elevates certain activities to procurement specialists on
categories that strategic category management is actively handling
Works within the business supply chain policy and procedure
framework to optimise the organizations supply base.
Gives due consideration to recommendations from key stakeholders
with regards to social and economic considerations.
Stakeholder relationship management - Procurement stakeholder
Promotes interaction between end-users and suppliers to ensure
supplier development and appreciation of end-user requirements.
Establishes and maintains effective supplier relationships with
suppliers, so that the benefits of better communication and
understanding may be reaped by the company.
Monitors supplier delivery and quality performance and reports
findings to the Category Director/Procurement SLT.
Supports stakeholder through procurement process and lifecycle
starting from RFx activity through due diligence, supplier
selection, and contract execution Point of escalation and key
liaison with procurement ops, legal, and corp security for all
issues raised through supplier on boarding Addresses performance
issues with suppliers where appropriate.
Keeps the end-users informed regarding the latest issues involving
their requirements and the influences that external forces could
have on their situation.
Identifies benchmarking opportunities.