Global Sourcing Manager - Mechanical Categories, Injection Moulding, P

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4 months (+)
Clement May
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Global Sourcing Manager - Mechanical Categories, Injection Moulding, Plastics, Metals

An exciting opportunity has opened in a top global organisation who are looking for Global Sourcing Manager to join the Global Procurement team.


  • Responsible for execution of sourcing strategies
  • Lead global and geographic sourcing plans and execution
  • Lead global and geographic contract negotiations
  • Lead global and geographic supplier management
  • Support local sourcing activities, where required.
  • 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 facilitate the creation of supplier SLA's and performance check-points
  • To identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution
  • To have clear ownership of the shared savings target agreed with function, for both P&L and Working Capital savings and the individual responsibility to directly contribute and/or influence PBM's and sourcing managers, to maximize delivery to overall category targets
  • To align and influence both procurement and functional teams at a global and local level

Essential Requirements

  • Chinese sourcing experience with a detailed knowledge of the hardware market including plastic injection moulding, metal pressing and forming, extrusion, precision machining, cosmetic finishing and associated tooling.
  • Detailed knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a geographic/global level
  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques
  • South East Asia including China sourcing experience with a detailed knowledge of the category and have experience in tooling commissioning and transfers.
  • Experience in successful development contracts and agreements. This should include experience in tooling development programs.
  • Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement.
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products
  • Experience in managing above market 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
  • Understands the dynamics of sourcing management at a global level