Global Sourcing Manager - Packaging - Global FTSE100 Organisation - London

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    Global Sourcing Manager - Packaging - London

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    Henry Simpson

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    over 3 years ago

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    9 Months

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Global Sourcing Manager / Global FTSE100 Organisation

A leading FMCG Organisation is currently looking for a Global Sourcing Manager toJoin their Operations & Procurement Team be responsible for the execution of global category “Sourcing to Contract”.

Duration:9 Months


Rate:Market Rate

Essential Skills

  • High level of commercial awareness.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven negotiation skills and influencing skills: able to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract.
  • Strong numerical ability.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries.
  • A focus on service delivery and savings.

Key Knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of the packaging supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a geographic / global level.
  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to deliver added value benefits in addition to contracted benefits.
  • 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.
  • Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for BAT (including specification and testing requirements).
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products.
  • Experience in managing complex global projects and programmes to improve performance and deliver service.
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contracts.
  • Experience of sourcing at an above market / geographic level for a period of 3-4+ years minimum.
  • Understands the dynamics of sourcing management at a global level.


  • Relevant business qualification.
  • CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and/or membership of The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply or equivalent country qualification or membership would be an advantage to the position.

Key Accountabilities

  • Drives the road map for direct material sourcing in identifying, evaluating, negotiating and integrating a variety of global data sources/services within companies packaging space.
  • Develops strong relationships with key stakeholders and with key providers in current and future markets.
  • Acts as a trusted business advisor providing thought leadership and consistent customer service whilst delivering qualitative and quantitative value to the organization.
  • Provides subject matter advise to internal and external stakeholder groups addressing current/future business needs demonstrating marketplace knowledge.
  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits.