Job Details
Job ID: 1683
Job Title: Sourcing Manager
Job Type: Direct Hire
Level: Managerial
Location: Germany-Germany-Frankfurt am Main

Job Description
Description: The Sourcing Manager position ensures optimal sourcing strategies are developed and implemented successfully across the enterprise. The position will require the following skills and experience:
• In-depth category, supplier and market place knowledge
• Understanding of customer requirements, experience in sourcing process and total cost of ownership practices
• Market analysis
• Financial analysis and recommendations
• Contract terms, development of negotiation strategies and supplier negotiation
• Risk assessments and mitigation, stakeholder engagement, and continuous cost and performance improvement activities

This role also requires a sophisticated level of relationship management interfacing with supply base, requiring balancing of interests to maintain mutually beneficial business outcomes.

Further, the Sourcing Manager is responsible for guiding and supporting the customers in sourcing projects and initiatives, demand/consumption management strategies, and on-going support to deliver to forecasted and ad-hoc business needs and key performance goals.
Requirements/Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of strategic sourcing tools.
• Cross functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and external).
• Demonstrated understanding of entire supply chain and cost drivers.
• Strong negotiation and contract creation skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated data and financial analysis capability.
• Solid project management and continuous improvement skills required.

• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Business or related field.
• CPM, CPIM certification a strong plus.
• Ariba experience strongly preferred. Services purchasing experience with specialized application in temporary labor industry a plus.
• MBA preferred but not required.

JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: 5-10 years of significant strategic sourcing experience with specific applied experience in dealing with temporary labor suppliers.


• Lead cross-functional teams comprised of stakeholders from customers and internal business units in the development and execution of sourcing strategies, supplier selection, negotiation, and contract management.
• Establish and maintain supplier relationships while optimizing enterprise-wide buying power by reviewing the financial, quality, pricing, service, and availability of suppliers. Identify and address all purchasing needs of customer.
• Source qualified suppliers and negotiate optimal contractual agreements, often complex and of high-value.
• Execute effective supplier negotiations and event driven cost reductions to meet annual cost reduction goals.
• Build appropriate supplier relationships and drive rationalization strategies to maximize category leverage.
• Manage the RFP / RFQ and RFI process. Knowledge of Ariba or similar sourcing tool desired.
• Work with supply base and customers drive quality, delivery, and continuity of supply.
• Support the organization’s sense of urgency and ensure that it is aligned with sourcing strategy and customer requirements.
• Drive continuous cost improvement, supplier base rationalization, supplier relationship management, resolve critical supply issues, develop and establish new part pricing and terms.
• Develop suppliers in support of our value stream, business and company objectives. Emphasis will be on identifying key suppliers to deliver our total cost initiatives.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

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