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Sourcing Manager

Job Description

Job Description

You will be responsible for the sourcing of products from across the globe, from here in the UK to Europe to Asia and the Far East. You will be accountable for leading your category supplier matrix, sourcing new suppliers, investigating new origins and working strategically with the current vendor base to save cost for our customers.

Working closely with the buying and supply teams to ensure we develop our suppliers, manage performance and create a souring plan fit for the future.

You will need to have a natural ability to negotiate, be collaborative and nurture suppliers, can multi-task, forward plan, and work cross functionally.

You will gain a high level of understanding about the technical aspects of our products, freight and manufacturing processes, understanding how commodities and labour impact our cost of goods

Candidate Description

Do you have a passion for strategic sourcing and supplier management? Are you interesting in General Merchandise and Homewares?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the General Merchandise Sourcing team. This role is incredibly varied and offers a real insight into Retail, from creating Sourcing strategies with our Trading teams, onboarding the right suppliers to working with our technical teams to source the right product with the right supplier. You will be challenged to think creatively to help Asda's deliver its strategic objectives,

  • Previous experience working in a sourcing capacity, manufacturing or buying environment

  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to drive performance from a diverse supply base

  • Ability to develop supplier sourcing strategies and identify strategic opportunities

  • Commercially aware with strong analytical skills

  • The ability to engage and influence stakeholders of all levels

  • A creative and positive mindset, motivated by how to do things differently

  • The ability to lead and demonstrate strategic thinking

  • A proven track record of delivering innovation and leading change

  • An ability to work at pace and make data driven decisions

Employer Description

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

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