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Head of Sourcing

Job Title: Head of Sourcing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
REF: Exec480_1706876104
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email:
Job Published: 29 days ago

Job Description

Head of Sourcing

  • £75,000 to £85,000 + package
  • World-Class Manufacturing & Engineering
  • East Midlands, UK

A long established £250m manufacturer is recentralising Procurement following a historic disbursement of the business process within their group. This means that there is an opportunity for an experience procurement professional to rebuild a new procurement operation in an organisation that already has first class facilities, a high-profile global customer portfolio, and an executive board with a real appetite for development and progress.

Responsibilities will be:

  • Create & manage a team of Commodity Managers/Supplier Development Managers.
  • Coordinates all volume purchase agreement negotiations in primary areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinates the development & execution of volume purchase agreements.
  • Ensure group & supplier contract adherence (with support from central commercial/legal team).
  • Negotiates component & product pricing to achieve cost saving targets.
  • Develop further network of suppliers with large focus in Asia.
  • Coordinates negotiation strategies and maintains contact with key supplier personnel at all times.
  • Maintain current knowledge of market trends, market conditions & recommends changes in supply chain strategies & tactics based on such knowledge.
  • Manages the Supply Chain through any NPI process in conjunction with Programme Management team.


  • This position requires someone who has a Sourcing/Purchasing history, a strategic thinker that can influence and implement change in a dynamic environment.
  • Capable user of Microsoft software including Teams, Sharepoint, Excel, Powerpoint and Project
  • An understanding of computerised MRP systems preferred.
  • Experience of working within a highly regulated engineering environment.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

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