The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for the executing of the global category ‘Sourcing to Contract’, specifically:
Category strategies and subsequent sourcing strategies need to be aligned with the business needs and in consideration of the dynamic business environment.
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 to deliver added value benefits in addition to contracted benefits.
Experience in successful development of complex, multi-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 and area 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 2 years minimum.
Understands the dynamics of sourcing management at a global level.