To deliver great results for the business through passion, purpose and determination.
Support the development and execution of commercial sourcing strategies that provide a fit for purposes supply chain and deliver value for money to Sainsbury’s Group.
I will use our strategic sourcing methodology to enhance Sainsbury’s competitive advantage, minimise risk and help deliver outstanding solutions for our customers and colleagues.
What you need to do
Working in collaboration with Sourcing/Category managers, provide support to the development of complex commercial strategies that balance cost, quality and risk.
Provide analytical and research support to projects and activities across my category area.
Support the execution of sourcing activity including the preparation and management of sourcing events (RFIs/ RFPs), supplier appraisal and selection, negotiation and contract.
Develop and execute category plans for specific commodities, building understanding on internal and external supply markets and influencing stakeholders to obtain support for your ideas.
Work flexibly across the category delivering commercial projects as required to maximise value for the Sainsbury’s Group.
Ensuring all commercial activity completed in line with Sainsbury’s Procurement Policy
How I will succeed
Being organised able to prioritise actions
Supporting the design of appropriate specifications, service level agreements and commercial structures
Preparing for and completing supplier negotiations, selecting appropriate techniques.
Work cross-functionally with other parts of the business
Being commercially curious, understanding key cost drivers, influences and trends and using these to identify opportunities for improvement.
Understanding my suppliers and supply markets
With the support of your Category Manager, confidently deal with difficult conversations and negotiations with suppliers and stakeholders alike
Be a critical business partner to your stakeholders, challenging and supporting them as appropriate
Help your stakeholders manage the risk and operational performance of their suppliers as is necessary
Balance the needs of your stakeholders, the business, customers and colleagues in all of your decisions
Committed to delivering results and achieving the objectives agreed with your line manager
Within business governance framework, deliver business as usual activity such as supplier appraisal and selection, contract terms, negotiation strategies and supplier management.
Always act with integrity, living the Sainsbury’s values every day
What you need to know
Commercial acumen and desire to build a career in Procurement
Experience of working in a commercial environment, with relevant exposure to Procurement principles and techniques.
Experience in working as part of a cross-functional team and influencing others in order to land business change
First rate written and verbal communication skills
Experience of managing suppliers and stakeholders
Experience of commercial negotiation with suppliers
Basic legal knowledge and some experience of contract negotiation
What you need to show
Autonomous and able to use initiative to problem solve without need for direction
Curiosity and inquisitiveness
Ability to apply an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving
Being comfortable working with abstract ideas and detailed data
Energetic, resilient and adaptable- effectively operate in dynamic, fast paced environments.
What decisions I can make
Managing categories worth £1m-£30m revenue and capital expenditure across varied portfolio of categories
Prioritisation of time
Approvals in line with C4 role
Resources available to me
Please note:This role profile is aimed at describing the core output that should be achieved in this role. It is not intended to include specific tasks, temporary activities or projects to recognise flexibility in a changing context.