Supply Chain Operations Sourcing Manager

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Employment

Fulltime (38 hours)

The Supply Chain Operations Sourcing Manager is part of the Supply Chain function and is responsible for the selection of the best possible Sourcing Partners against realistic / slightly ambitious terms, in accordance with Actions operations sourcing strategy and in time to secure operation start-up / continuity, with buy-in of all relevant stakeholders (internal and external).

Daily Activities

Stakeholder management

  • Proactively aligns on updates from internal stakeholders linked to the all Sourcing Partners (at Group and Local level) and monitors the execution of the required expansion activities. Includes ensuring internal stakeholders are kept adequately up to date on status of outstanding issues, but also ensuring that they are all aligned on what’s expected from them in relation to the expansion activities.
  • Maintains quality ongoing relationships with the key external stakeholders, which include Logistic Service Providers, Transport Service Providers, Hub Service Providers, Maintenance Providers and other relevant suppliers.

Contract (re)negotiations

  • Escalation point for operations in case contracts are not met/understood/respected, but also ensuring further insights & learning experiences are incorporated in “new” contracts with SP.
  • Responsible for timely selection of the best possible SP against realistic but slightly ambitious terms, in accordance with Actions operations sourcing strategy, in time to secure operation start-up / continuity, with buy-in of all relevant stakeholders.
  • Deciding on conducting a tender vs grant the contract to a current preferred partner (or something in between, like a limited tender amongst current partners)

People Management 

  • Takes the lead where necessary, gives clear working instructions, plans employees and activities in such a manner that targets are successfully achieved.
  • Is actively involved in improving employee skills by providing constructive feedback, instructions, explanation and coaching.
  • Makes employees enthusiastic, clearly indicates the intended effect of targets, brings about a positive attitude towards the work and inspires team members' strong will to perform.
  • Gives direct and constructive feedback about the delivered performance and personal development related to future requirements and priorities.
  • Stimulates employees to join in on the thought process and to actively contribute to the development of new ideas and to learn from his/her own experiences and those of others.
Who you are

A sourcing manager always puts the customer first, while maintaining a cost-efficient and simplistic approach. You work closely together with your team in a respectful way. You have strong leadership capabilities and you know exactly how to manager you team, by setting the right example and communicating clearly and effectively. You have a proactive and result-oriented attitude and you proceed with pace and urgency, yet in a structured manner. You have the discipline to self-start and you are proficient in both negotiating and analyzing. You see the bigger picture, rather than just your own department.

Furthermore you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a fast growing international supply chain environment
  • Good general knowledge of computers and applications like SAP
What we offer you
  • A competitive salary (based on 38 hrs/wk.)
  • A company-provided laptop and phone
  • 15% employee discount for purchases at Action

Personal Growth
Action opens a number of new stores nationally and internationally every week. This rapid growth makes us a successful organisation, continuously expanding in scale. Your responsibilities on an international basis will increase accordingly. Not only Action is growing, but you as well will have numerous possibilities to grow and develop yourself at our company.

Questions?

For more information about the application procedure, please contact our Recruiter Christina Asimakopoulou via c.asimakopoulou@action.nl. You can only apply via the online application form!

While we appreciate the offer of assistance, unfortunately Action does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Action via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of Action, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Action. 

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