Global Sourcing Manager - Logistics

  • Job ref:

    GSM Logistics

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    Market Rate

  • Contact:

    Evelina Abolina

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Global Sourcing Manager - Logistics

A top global organization is looking for Sourcing Manager to support the logistics side of the business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for execution of sourcing strategies
  • Lead global and geographic contract negotiations
  • Lead global and geographic supplier management
  • Provide ‘Centre of Excellence’ Logistics expert knowledge support
  • To ensure the category sourcing and contract (s) meet the business requirements
  • To apply global standards, policies, standards and platforms and to deliver robust terms and conditions
  • To drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific categories
  • To manage negotiation and supplier selection
  • To apply the agreed global policies, standards and platforms
  • To capture and report on compliance using the agreed compliance platform and escalate through relevant route
  • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
  • To own commercial supply base management building strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of the category goals.
  • To facilitate the creation of supplier SLA’s and performance check-points
  • To effectively utilise the basket of e-tools available to drive the maximum savings delivery for each sourcing event.
  • To align and influence both procurement and functional teams at a global and local level to integrate their collective value delivery for all sourcing events

About you:

  • Detailed knowledge of logistics supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a geographic / global level.
  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques
  • Experience in successful development of complex, mulit-country contracts and agreements
  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers
  • Logistics and/or Operations experience, either gained working within the function and/or as specialist logistics lead within procurement, demonstrating three years of experience, preferably (whole or part) in an end market
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills
  • Understands logistics cost drivers for contract logistics and all transportation modes
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills