Senior Manager – Sourcing and Procurement Services

Full Time
UK & Europe, USA
Posted 1 month ago

Position

This is a Sourcing Manager senior manager level position focused on supporting the accelerated growth of Simfoni’s business across North America through sourcing and category management. You will be part of a specialist team of procurement and technology professionals. You will support the expansion of our footprint and services across both new and existing clients.

The role is focused on leading sourcing and procurement activity across client accounts, and potentially overseeing the performance of regional Buyers and buying teamsand delivering against service levels and targeted benefits and maintaining strong relationships with our clients.

The position offers a platform opportunity for fast-tracked growth and to expand your managerial responsibilities, which extends to account P&L responsibilities and growing the team and our delivery capabilities. You will also participate in product and account development planning and activity.

You are also expected to manage relations with clients and partner organizations. You will direct project teams, work plans and budgets and may oversee the performance of buying team members.
Support for business development includes contributing to client proposals, work plans and budgets and presentations, as well as directing project delivery in conjunction with Simfoni’s project delivery teams.

Overview

Simfoni creates competitive advantage for its clients through deployment of analytics, technology and services to unlock value in sourcing and procurement operations, to deliver tangible and sustainable value. Our global delivery teams work closely with our clients to implement our innovative technology solutions and services that deliver breakthrough results.

We are a global leader in spend and procurement analytics and spend management services. We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand.

We are growing our team and capabilities across North America to support strong demand for our analytics and spend management services.

Requirements

Candidates will have previous experience in procurement and sourcing gained through procurement line management roles and/or consultancy where they have a proven track record of delivering sourcing projects, managing procurement operations and securing demonstrable benefits with their previous organizations.

The position requires a minimum of a university degree, or equivalent post-graduate degree from a recognized business school. A recognized procurement qualification such as ISM or CIPS is desirable.

We employ high-performing individuals with analytical minds and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must be energetic self-starters who can manage their time effectively and can educate themselves while contributing to dramatic client performance improvement.

Team and Client Management
• Workload management
• Stakeholder management, communications and reporting
• Manage team performance

Cost optimization
• Analyze spend using analytics to identify opportunities to optimize spend
• Manage tactical sourcing activity
• Track and report benefits

Sourcing
• Manage delivery of sourcing projects across various categories
• Develop sourcing strategies and plans using structured methods
• Manage eRFX events

Additional information and credentials:
• Capable of leading project teams with minimal supervision
• Identifies and develop new business or extension opportunities with clients
• Contribute to practice growth and development to include development of thought leadership materials and client propositions
• Experience in multiple industry sectors is desirable
• Demonstrate progression and advancement into positions of greater responsibility
• Team-oriented, supports other team members
• Self-starter with strong problem solving and analytical skills

Responsibilities and key skills

• Team management
• Manage client relationships
• Support business development activity
• Excellent analytical skills – strong in MS Excel, sourcing tools
• Excellent commercial awareness
• Strong communication skills

Travel and working hours

Working days and hours will be defined in the employment contract. The standard working week is 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the work, the post holder is expected to be flexible around working hours, but Simfoni promotes self-managed work/life balance as a company value. The role requires flexibility in terms of work location and travel, which will vary depending upon the nature of client project activity. The role may require travel between regional Simfoni office locations and client sites in the USA.

Job Features

Job CategorySpend Automation
BenefitsCompetitive Salary, Company Bonus Scheme, Medical cover, 25 days’ vacation and public holidays
Service LineProcurement Operations
SpecialismSourcing and Procurement
IndustryCross Industry Experience
Reporting toClient Services Director

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