Category Sourcing Expert

Posted 21 March 2024
Salary £290 - £340 per day
Job type Contract
Discipline Operations
Contact NameEsther Sapsted

Job description

Category Sourcing Expert - 11 month contract - Dublin / Hybrid Working - £290 - £340 per day

As a Category Sourcing Expert you will be responsible for handling the company's end to end sourcing operations within the ancillary products (cell site racks & cable management, tools & tool repair, etc.) within the NI&P Sourcing team. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve the companies sourcing activities by analyzing the company's spending, building supplier partnerships and by identifying new savings opportunities.


  • Manage the company's passive product suppliers and ensure supplier contracts are managed and maintained on ARIBA.
  • Generate and implement category management sourcing strategies with business partners and with category intelligence team.
  • Analyze and calculate annual spend and annual cost savings opportunities.
  • Prepare and agree supplier negotiation strategies. Conduct contract negotiations with supplier and appropriate internal teams, and secure profitable deals.
  • Lead RFX projects for product tenders and collaborate with team stakeholders.
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency - question the day to day activities that can deliver further improvements.
  • Build and foster US team relationships with business stakeholders and with your peers.
  • Lead supplier performance business reviews locally and virtually.
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, as well as pricing benchmarking.
  • Identify supply risks and apply risk minimizing techniques in line with corporate policies.
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy suppliers.
  • Ability to execute projects from beginning to end with emphasis on attention to detail. Item pricing and item data management is an essential function within this role.
  • Experience in summarizing and presenting scope of work and supplier selection solutions to internal clients.

Skills & Competencies

  • 6+ years of sourcing experience preferable in the electronic manufacturing industry or the telecommunications industry.
  • Proven track record as a sourcing expert - be able to demonstrate activities and results
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Operate with internal & external stakeholders in a matrix environment
  • Strong Presentation skills. Be able to present to senior management.
  • Contracting experience - drafting, negotiating and execution
  • Demonstrate creative thinking - solving problems by thinking outside of the box.