Reference: 5887

Job Title: Sourcing Manager – IT/Digital

Sector: Utilities

Location: Reading

Package: c£55k-£58k p.a. + benefits

We are seeking experienced Sourcing Managers IT/Digital to develop & manage compelling sourcing initiatives & strategies for complex projects that deliver best value for our client.

This is a great opportunity to join our client, the UK’s largest Water and Wastewater Company, in a strategic sourcing role as they continue to invest to improve their network and infrastructure – pipes, sewage treatment and clean water treatment plants. You will be joining at a time when the entire industry is transforming towards a more competitive market – the biggest change since privatisation.

As Sourcing Manager IT/Digital, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading strategy development for specific complex projects
  • Creating compelling and innovative sourcing strategies for complex areas which challenge current ways of working and deliver best value to the business
  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team through the procurement process with full customer engagement and following the company’s sourcing methodology
  • Demonstrating that sustainability, innovation and risk management, collaboration, health & safety and well-being are effectively considered and managed through each initiative
  • Ensuring that sourcing projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers’ expectations
  • Demonstrating leadership within the Commercial Team by always striving for the highest standards of professionalism, high energy, commitment and best-practice. Contributing to the delivery of your team’s targets by maintaining a fast pace in all sourcing projects, and challenging others to do the same.
  • Applying a creative and agile approach to negotiation to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions whilst at all times cognisant of being a representative of the Company
  • Independently leading challenging negotiations to a successful conclusion
  • Meeting & exceeding benefits targets
  • Building deep and trusting relationships with key stakeholders with an ability to engage and influence at senior levels

The Sourcing Manager IT/Digital will have:

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Proven track record of delivery
  • Strong stakeholder engagement & relationship management – building effective relationships
  • Strong internal & external communication
  • Strong supplier relationship management – developing effective relationships with the supply market which generate positive and value driven outcomes
  • Ideally MCIPs qualified or working towards
  • Ideally Degree educated or equivalent

To register your interest in this Sourcing Manager IT/Digital role, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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