Sourcing Manager

Materials - New Business Sources Istanbul, Turkey


Description

As a Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities. You will also be the customer contact for all new part enquiries.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Responsible for all new RFQs from Ford, from receipt of RFQ through to being awarded purchase order.
  • Problem solve launch critical items to identify vendors who can produce in a time critical condition.
  • Weekly visits / reviews with the customer

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a sourcing manager or procurement manager
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
  • Willing to travel
  • Strong Excel Knowledge