The Sourcing manager contributes to Starbucks success by effectively developing and leading complex sourcing strategies. Effectively manages suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the food category within Starbucks.

The Sourcing manager contributes to Starbucks success by effectively developing and leading complex sourcing strategies. Effectively manages suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the food category within Starbucks.

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Sourcing manager (Job Number: 170000579) Location NL-Noord-Holland

 Your key responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Sourcing Strategy 

Employing strong knowledge of key industry players, competitors and market dynamics;

Effectively developing and leading complex sourcing strategies;

Effectively managing suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the relevant spend area;

Consistently delivering measurable and strategic goals to enable bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership;

Developing effective negotiation strategies to enable success.

Supplier Engagement and Management

Leveraging effective business and professional relationships with strategic suppliers and industry players;

Professionally managing and measuring suppliers for continuous performance and improvement.

Cross-Functional Projects

Proficiently advanced employ program and project management tools and techniques;

Independently solving problems and making decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes;

Providing day to day oversight and performing a hands-on execution role.

Leadership and Teamwork

Effectively motivating and collaborating within their team and across their peer group;

Leading using demonstrated and proven experience and the application of best practice procurement and sourcing skills;

Leading cross functional teams, mentor sourcing analyst;

Work within peer group and leadership infrastructure ensuring that best practice and leveraging opportunities are delivered;

May collaborate with group sourcing manager and or director of sourcing.

Required Experience

The ideal sourcing manager we’re looking for has a minimum of 4 years solid sourcing experience and has particularly experience in sourcing in the food category.

Must haves:

  • Excellent knowledge of sourcing in food;
  • Knowledge of supplier relationship management, ‘should-cost’ models, supplier continuous improvement programs and Lean initiatives;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices;
  • Knowledge of business ethics;
  • Ability to influence at an executive level both internally and externally;
  • Ability to lead and influence peer groups both internally and externally;
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral;
  • IT literacy.

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