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  • Location

    Evesham, Worcestershire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

  • Contact email:

    chantal.partridge@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    CP2706_1618325322

Head of Sourcing - UK Brands

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly expanding Retail business who are looking to appoint a Head of Sourcing to their commercial team. This role will be evolving the UK Supplier base, bringing in exciting new brands, as well as manging contracts, purchasing activities and a small but team.

This role needs someone with Sourcing experience from a procurement and Brand focused role, ideally as a Senior Category Manager, Procurement Manager, Sourcing Manager or in a Head of Sourcing role.

Key Responsibilities of the Head of Sourcing:

  • Acting as a bridge between the Chief Commercial Officer and Category Managers.
  • Responsible for two direct Category Managers, being responsible for motivation, training, coaching and support.
  • Building robust relationships with Suppliers.
  • Monitoring market trends, competitors, and all UK supplier activity.
  • Negotiating to enhance commercial performance, whilst maintaining strong relationships.
  • Managing supplier contracts to mitigate supply risk.
  • Directing and coordinating all activities involving the buying, pricing, orders, and distribution of products.
  • Driving strategic procurement decisions.
  • Reviewing supplier, measuring productivity and performance against business objectives

Personal Specification of the Head of Sourcing:

  • Previous experience in a Senior Sourcing role - Specifically in people management
  • Retail or FMCG Industry Background and experience with Brands.

Salary:

Up to £50,000 - £60,000 + attractive benefits package

This role needs someone with Sourcing experience from a procurement and Brand focused role, ideally as a Senior Category Manager, Procurement Manager, Sourcing Manager or in a Head of Sourcing role.