Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a Sourcing Manager include:

Supply Portfolio Management

  • Manage the company's supply portfolio to ensure transparency and visibility of spending.

Sourcing and Category Management

  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies.

Cost Analysis and Expenditure Reduction

  • Analyze and calculate procurement costs, and recommend methods to decrease expenditure.

Job Brief

We are seeking a skilled Sourcing Manager to oversee our company's end-to-end sourcing operations. The ideal candidate will evaluate and enhance our sourcing activities by analyzing spending patterns, supplier partnerships, and identifying new opportunities.


  • Manage the company's supply portfolio, ensuring transparency and visibility of spending.
  • Develop and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies.
  • Analyze and calculate procurement costs, and propose methods to reduce expenditure.
  • Develop negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals with suppliers.
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure agreement on terms and processes.
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers.
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Assess risks and apply risk-minimizing techniques.
  • Identify and establish partnerships with reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries.


The ideal candidate for the Sourcing Manager position should meet the following requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a Sourcing Manager or Procurement Manager.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management, as well as relevant software.
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and maintain networking relationships.
  • Comfortable working with figures, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
  • Solid judgement with the ability to make sound decisions.
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.

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