Strategic Sourcing Manager – Cork | Collins McNicholas

Strategic Sourcing Manager – Cork

  • Reference: CJ44533
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Fantastic opportunity to lead and build the Strategic Sourcing function in a rapidly growing organisation. This is a newly created role where you will gain great exposure to the operations side of the business by being heavily involved in cost saving initiatives as they scale the business. This role would ideally suit somebody with strong project management and rational decision making capabilities. You will need to have a strong/hard-nosed personality and have the ability to influence senior management. 


***Modern offices set in a great location with a vibrant culture***



  • Lead and build the Strategic Sourcing function
  • Build and operate a standardised approach (SOP’s) to the sourcing of products and services as we scale the business internationally
  • Ensure a robust approach is followed for all supplier selection processes, including structured stage gates and approvals
  • Create a focus on Total Cost of Ownership incorporating partner needs, business needs and market conditions as we scale
  • Ensure a consistent approach to communications across the sourcing lifecycle both internally and with external vendors
  • Drive a focus on getting the best product or service at the best value
  • Ensure a collaborative approach is followed at all times with input and support from all areas of the business impacted
  • Create a clear segregation between solution and price in all selection processes, ensuring that the internal business owners drive the right solution
  • Be challenging, the solution today may not be the best for tomorrow, foster an environment where this is embraced
  • Ensure all decisions are based on fact based analysis and clear market intelligence that is documented
  • Build a pipeline of work at the start of each quarter to address specific areas where value can be created by running a re-sourcing process
  • Ensure that expiring supplier agreements are incorporated into the pipeline and addressed early prior to contract roll-overs
  • Execute on the sourcing opportunities in our quarterly pipeline and provide progress updates to management
  • Understand and influence demand drivers and behaviours in the business, work closely with the finance team to ensure that internal processes are robust and manage consumption to that required for the business to execute successfully
  • Ensure that internal policies and procedures are updated by the relevant business owners to reflect any changes after a sourcing exercise
  • Be focused on operational leverage as we scale and structure vendor agreements to ensure that value is captured at additional scale
  • Ensure we establish strong risk management protocols across the sourcing lifecycle
  • Develop and implement a standardised set of terms for all vendors to ensure that contract risk is mitigated
  • Ensure that KPI’s are included in each vendor agreement working with the business owner to ensure that there is a clear framework for successful vendor management across the agreement life
  • Work closely with other members of the Strategic Development Team on the creation of new location plans internationally
  • Run the process on the sourcing of vendors for our new locations internationally ensuring cross functional engagement in the process


Main Requirements:

  • Level 8 Degree  
  • Accountancy Qualification – ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent desirable
  • 5+ years’ PQE
  • Previous sourcing, procurement, supply chain experience
  • Advanced Excel


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Michael on 021 4911062 or email

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