Sourcing Manager

Location : Sittingbourne
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £45-£50K + Car Allowance £363 per month
Reference : JOB-2636

WSR are looking for a Sourcing Manager to join the team for our Global client based in Sittingbourne.

Location: Sittingbourne/Lutterworth or remote

                  European travel

Salary: £45-£50K + Car Allowance £363 per month

Reports To: Head of Sourcing

Sourcing Manager Job Overview:

Drive the Sourcing process to ensure the Supply Chain is fully developed to meet business requirements. The Supply Chain must achieve competitive market rates, considering total cost of acquisition, whilst delivering on the commitment to responsible ethical trading. Contribute to improved project margins, quicker speed to market and enhanced client experience.

Sourcing Manager’s Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage the Supply Chain to ensure competitive market rates are achieved with excellent service and quality across all commodities.

  • Apply long term strategies to manage and enhance supply partners. Continuous improvement measures must consider: business profile, factory audit, Sustainable Procurement, quality systems, service levels, cost management and Health & Safety.

  • Work with Estimating & Project Teams to identify and deliver opportunities for consolidation & margin improvement.

  • Work with Estimating & Project Teams to deliver robust Supply Plans for project implementation.

  • Ensure that the supply chain is cost competitive for both European and Asia supply, and fulfilling all necessary production disciplines.

  • Manage the auditing and on-boarding process for new suppliers.

  • Report on supply chain performance and keep Supplier Dashboard up-to-date. Monthly review meetings with key supply partners.

  • Sourcing of components.

  • Monitor and report on industry and Macro economic trends in order to ensure that the business is able to leverage and react to changing situations.

  • Follow developments in innovation and sustainability to ensure that up-to-date best practices are being delivered into the supply chain.

  • Understand and react to regional and global trends in sourcing.

  • Ensure that suppliers are aware of business objectives.

  • When required, engage in negotiation of contracts and prices.

  • Act as a point of escalation for supplier related issues.

Key Competencies:

  • Ideally a business or engineering degree.

  • Industry experience within a Supply Management role.

  • Strong sourcing, auditing & analytical skills.

  • Supplier auditing experience, including CAPR.

  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.

  • Experience dealing with off shore supply.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), very strong tact and diplomacy.

  • Must be a self-starter with ability to make decisions under pressure.

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines.

  • Very strong commercial awareness.

  • Ability to create, communicate and implement short / medium / long term strategies.

  • Computer literate to a high standard.


Car allowance - £363 per month

25 days holiday

Flexible working hours – Core hours are 9.30am – 4pm.

Travel Insurance

Life Insurance – 2 X annual salary

Private Medical Insurance after 12 months

Arriva pension 5% employee, 5% Company contribution


Please click ‘APPLY NOW’, or call the WSR Team at 01908 616184 for more info.

We appreciate the time and effort invested in your application. While we strive to respond to all applicants promptly, we kindly ask for your understanding in case of delays. If you do not hear from us within 10 days of submitting your application, please assume that, unfortunately, you have not been successful this time.

We will however keep your CV on file and review your suitability against any other vacancies we may have available.