Our client is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Sourcing Manager to join their dynamic team based in Utrecht. This is your chance to play a crucial role in shaping the future of their industry-leading organization.
As a Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategic sourcing initiatives within the supply chain and logistics sector. Your primary objective will be to optimize supplier relationships, drive cost efficiencies, and ensure the highest standards of quality and performance. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including operations, procurement, and finance, to achieve our sourcing objectives.
- Drive cost reduction initiatives while maintaining quality standards and operational excellence.
- Lead cross-functional teams in complex sourcing projects.
- Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to sourcing activities.
- Stay updated on relevant industry regulations and compliance standards.
- Develop and implement sourcing strategies that align with the company's overall business goals and objectives.
- Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers, negotiating favourable terms and contracts.
- Continuously assess supplier performance and drive improvements through effective supplier relationship management.
- Analyze market trends, industry developments, and competitive landscapes to stay ahead in the supply chain industry.
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their sourcing needs and requirements.
- Proven experience as a Sourcing Manager or similar role within the supply chain and logistics industry.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
- Strong project management skills.
- Knowledge of industry-specific software and tools.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in supplier relationship management.