Associate Sourcing Manager

£187 - £225 per day
  1. Interim/Contract
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  1. Clinical Operations

Hobson Prior are currently working with a leading pharmaceutical organisation who focus on preventing, diagnosing and managing diseases. Our client is looking for a Associate Sourcing Manager who will join them on a contract basis in Hertfordshire. This position will be accountable for supporting the execution of operational Procurement activities for low to medium value reactive or Business-led sourcing requests within a specific region, country or large site.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete operational sourcing activities - Execute operational sourcing requests within Region or large site ensuring a focus on efficiency and the quality of customer service.
  • Accountable for maintaining strong information flows back to the global Category teams.
  • Co-operate on a day-to-day basis with the requisition to pay Procurement team to ensure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered.
  • Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, incl. the application of eSourcing tools. Support the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies.
  • Ensure that Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service are delivered. Track and monitor these metrics where required and escalate issues as they arise.
  • Execute escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required (e.g. for sites with no dedicated Procurement support).
  • Support CSR initiatives related to (candidate) suppliers, e.g. supplier diversity, anti-bribery, animal welfare, etc.

Key Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.


  • University degree, with business related degree preferable.
  • Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the sites supported.
  • A minimum of 2+ years operational procurement experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).
  • Experience or knowledge of offshore or shared service operating environments.

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