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Title:  Sourcing Excellence - Senior Consultant


London, GB

Date:  Dec 31, 2021


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team in London and are therefore looking for you!


The Sourcing Excellence Manager (EMEA), based in London, will be part of the Regional Sourcing department. This individual will strive to make positive impact on the organization, short and long term and as well will report directly to the Head of UK.

The Sourcing Excellence Manager will enable and support the Sourcing Teams in applying best in class sourcing practices to deliver maximum value for our clients. She or he will develop and share best in class sourcing practices, provide strategic sourcing and procurement industry insights, work directly with the sourcing teams on complex/high value strategic deals to implement the best sourcing strategies and identify potential opportunities to improve in order to achieve excellence in the delivery of sourcing services. The Sourcing Excellence Manager will play a key role in enabling and supporting the sourcing teams working on strategic deals, focusing on key aspects including: approaches to building effective sourcing strategies, optimizing savings and value generation through use of e-Auction or smart joint sourcing, structuring RFPs for maximum impact, supporting complex negotiations (use of game theory), use of expressive bidding, implementing value-based sourcing, and using analytical techniques and scenario analysis to complete complex commercial reviews. 


Your responsibilities:

Ensure excellence in delivery of sourcing services through developing and sharing best practices and supporting their adoption and usage, to maximize the delivery of value by Chain IQ to its clients

  • Conception, development and configuration of sourcing techniques and approaches which supports the Sourcer throughout the whole sourcing end to end process (may relate to developing/improving tools or templates, designing techniques/approaches, or cultivating behaviors)
  • Support Chain IQ in demonstrating market-leading competencies in sourcing services to clients by monitoring market developments relating to sourcing tools and techniques, and apply learnings to Chain IQ best practices
  • Provide training and education to Sourcers on sourcing best practices developed and how they can effectively be applied throughout the management of sourcing initiatives
  • Work alongside Sourcers on strategic deals to support and challenge on key aspects such as strategy building, e-Auctions, negotiation, commercial analysis
  • Work with local sourcing management team to identify issues/gaps relating to sourcing delivery and support the resolution of these through the development of new or improved tools, or training for example 
  • Understand sourcing tools utilized by clients, with focus on Chain IQ own multi-client solution, in order to drive excellence in how sourcing tools are applied to deliver maximum value
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of sourcing systems across multi-client environment and support the Process Owner in the implementation of process changes within Multi Client Environment in EMEA
  • Act as business area SME for best practice in sourcing – focus is on generic sourcing techniques which can be utilized across multi-client accounts and across sourcing categories (where relevant). Expertise is not expected to be category specific or tailored to specific client processes.
  • Engage, liaise and collaborate with the internal cross functional business areas as relevant (IT, Reporting, etc.)

Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Sourcing teams and relevant additional Business Partners
  • Client stakeholders, in conjunction with sourcing teams
  • Chain IQ Leadership Team, including client engagement managers
  • Multi-Client Process Manager
  • IT (relating to sourcing tools)


Your profile:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ work experience in sourcing with deep understanding of sourcing lifecycle
  • Good understanding of sourcing processes, and market-leading technology and systems (such as Ariba, Jaggaer and Archlet)
  • CIPs qualification is desirable, but not mandatory
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and MS Excel skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Flexible and adaptable with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, ambiguous environment
  • Challenging mindset, constantly striving to improve and achieve excellence
  • Experience in e-Auctions (understanding of different types and their relevant application)



Why Chain IQ:

  • You will take responsibility and will be granted the level of freedom as needed
  • You will have the possibility to grow both personally and professionally
  • We offer a fair and market-oriented compensation
  • We individually support your personal development in order to strengthen your competences
  • We act as a team and have a family oriented mindset
  • We have a culture of open and honest communication as well as appreciation


Your benefits within Chain IQ:

  • Modern working conditions as well as 5 weeks of holidays
  • Individual choice of the pension plan suiting your needs
  • Contribution to professional education programs (financially & time wise)
  • Culture of trust: flexible working hours and the possibility of Home Office in a manageable framework


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Information for employment agencies: We only accept direct applications.


Did we pique your interest? We would be pleased to receive your full online application via the "Apply now" button. 

Information for employment agencies: We only accept direct applications.

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