Global Sourcing Manager - Direct Consumable Spend

Date: 17-Sep-2021

Location: Nottingham, GB

Company: Dover Corporation

Markem-Imaje is a trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions. Our connected solutions help manufacturers to reduce waste, increase efficiency, achieve compliance and protect their brand.

We offer the most complete range of market-leading marking and coding systems along with software, services and consumable solutions so you can streamline all your printing needs from one supplier.


The role:


In this role you’ll be responsible to plan, drive and implement Direct material spend purchasing activities under defined categories (chemical products, buy and sell products) to meet supplier’s performance to Markem-Imaje standards and lead a team.

You’ll have an opportunity to lead high level business and strategic negotiations in line with company strategy and partnering with senior management and key internal stakeholders.


What you’ll do:

  • Reporting to the Global Sourcing Director and responsible for the annual plan for the all Direct spend in defined categories, acting directly in some categories.
  •  Accountable for the definition of Global Purchasing Strategy for the Category and Subcategories to meet Markem-Imaje business requirements and compliance.
  • Provide forward looking guidance on trends, threats and opportunities, search and move of spend to global best values areas.
  • Responsible for overall Supply Base performance in term of Cost, working capital and performance.
  • Negotiate all Global contracts and get involved / support on Regional level.
  • Provide input to inform the top down target setting process and drive the bottom up Sourcing Roadmap budget.
  • Engage with key stakeholders on spend, budget visibility, defined roadmaps and driving adhesion to commodity strategy.
  • Manage strategic suppliers (SRM) and deal with high level decision makers.
  • Accountable for the Commodity spend and Sourcing economic performance.
  • Act as a senior focal point and partner with key stakeholders, ensuring full understanding and support of strategic category initiatives.
  • Provide line management support for Category leaders and Sourcing Analysts within the scope.
  • Contribute to the optimization of the organization regarding processes, policy, tools and reporting.


What you need to have:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Chemical, Business Administration or similar.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with strong business acumen.
  • 7 to 10 years + experience in a similar role in industrial and international environment.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Ability to partner with senior management and executives. Leadership and stakeholder management skills.
  • Results driven in a structured approach and build complex contractual agreements.
  • Availability to travel on a regular basis.


You’ll only be the right candidate if you are aligned to our values and culture:

  • Collaborative entrepreneurial spirit
  • Winning through customers
  • High ethical standards, openness and trust
  • Expectations for results
  • Respect and value people


If you believe you match our values and have the experience we’re looking for, then apply! We can’t wait to hear from you.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and genetic information.

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