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Sourcing Manager (FMCG)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork (All)

Ref # 8174

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We are delighted to be partnering with our client, a leading large Irish business with a strong heritage and culture of innovation, in their search for a Sourcing Manager to join the team in Cork.  

Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team driving positive change in the food industry? This company is committed to providing a supportive and rewarding workplace where you can grow and thrive.

About the Role:

This business is seeking a dynamic and experienced Sourcing Manager to join their central Sourcing team, reporting directly to the Head of Sourcing. In this role, you will collaborate with various teams across the business to procure products for their Own Brand / Private Label ranges. This position presents a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of sourcing and value chain management, overseeing projects spanning multiple categories, developing strategies, and identifying new opportunities while driving cost efficiencies across the Own Brand business.

  • Identify and deliver the most cost-effective solutions for products across retail and wholesale.
  • Develop and execute the annual Sourcing Plan, ensuring timely and budget-conscious delivery.
  • Lead tendering, negotiation, and contracting processes for products, focusing on quality and cost optimisation.
  • Manage Buying Group lead projects to secure required products at the lowest cost.
  • Challenge existing processes to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in sourcing for respective categories.
  • Analyse market intelligence and trends to inform sourcing strategies.
  • Generate and implement efficient category sourcing strategies.
  • Participate in ad-hoc commercial projects and explorations.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

About the person:

  • Relevant degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Sourcing/Procurement experience.
  • Sound understanding of market dynamics and business judgement.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Attention to detail with excellent data analysis skills.
  • Ability to work in and lead cross-divisional and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders and deliver KPIs.

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Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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