Sourcing Business Partner

20 Jun 2022
20 Jul 2022
R13351 - LB
Full Time
Choose your own hours
Contract Type
The Sourcing Business Partner is part of the Category Management team within the Supply Chain Management organisation.

Location - Reading area

Package - Negotiable on experience

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

The role of the Sourcing Business Partner (SBP) is to actively contribute towards securing short and long-term successful business for AWE and acting as single point of contact for all Supply Chain and Sourcing requirements for the assigned business area. The SBP will work collaboratively with stakeholders and Category Teams to develop and implement category and project strategies to solve business problems and support current and future business requirements, whilst mitigating risk.

Through early contribution in the Stakeholder organisations, the SBP shall drive higher value contribution from the supply chain to AWE's business. To drive supply chain value, relevant category strategies and preferred supplier lists shall be endorsed, through proactive participation in strategic product/project forums, including business and product decision meetings.

This is an exciting time to join the AWE Supply Chain Management, as the function is rolling out an ambitious and challenging transformation programme. The SBP will play an instrumental role in the transformation.

Specific duties of theSBP include:

  • Deliver supply chain value to the business (including efficiencies and risk mitigation

  • Building relationships at executive and senior level through early involvement and proactive stakeholder engagement

  • Understand the business strategies, plans and forecasts in order to prepare Category Management team for upcoming projects

  • Develop customized sourcing solution strategies and plans for Stakeholders

  • Drive Business Ideas, Strategies and Preferred Supplier Lists

  • Identify needs in projects and product areas and anticipate trends to ensure that they are incorporated and addressed in Category and Sourcing strategies

  • Sell and promote the value of Category Management to the stakeholder community (sharing category strategies, market intelligence, supplier market insights, spend analytics etc…)

SBP applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Understanding of Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to write strategy documentation

  • Resilient approach to driving change

  • Can demonstrate innovative approach to problem solving

  • MCIPS (desirable)

  • Knowledge of public procurement regulations (desirable)

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the correct security clearance for this role.


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