Senior Sourcing Manager for handling procurement in the UK

£50 - £60k
05 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Sourcing Manager for handling procurement in the UK

Do you have a commercial mindset and strong negotiation competences, and are you a team player capable of strengthening the team and building strong stakeholder relations?

Join us and become Senior Sourcing Manager in UK Procurement, a part of Indirect Procurement, where you’ll be responsible for strategic sourcing and category management of assigned categories. Indirect Procurement leads and facilitates sourcing within categories such as audit and financial advisory services, management consulting, HR services, legal services, facility management, travel, marketing, etc. The sourcing activities will support the company’s activities in the UK, leading strategic sourcing within the UK categories and leading group-wide sourcing categories.

Your key tasks will be to

  • handle indirect procurement in the UK and the following categories on a global level: fuel, HR, pension and insurance, and car leasing
  • be accountable for strategic sourcing, contracting and supplier management for Indirect Procurement and be accountable for the overall development and implementation of sourcing strategies and supply market intelligence
  • lead and deliver entire strategic sourcing projects from start to finish, including analysing and assisting stakeholders in the development of specifications and statements of work
  • identify, implement and realise value through effective ‘strategic cost management’ utilising best-in-class methods (e.g. should cost) and tools (e.g. Scanmarket, e-auctions)
  • handle contract management, including negotiation of terms and conditions and implementation of agreements.

You’ll participate actively in capability development of the department and Indirect Procurement as well as in company networks where you’ll share information, best practices and lessons learned. 

Your competences include that you

  • have a relevant master’s degree in supply chain management, finance or business law
  • preferably have MCIPS, CPM, APCIPS or equivalent qualifications
  • have experience with developing contracts, including framework (service) agreements
  • are skilled within contract negotiation, execution and management
  • have experience with developing sourcing strategies and bid lists for routine contracts and obtaining qualification and award criteria.

Moreover, you have a strong business acumen enabling you to ensure that your spend analyses and reporting are business relevant and warranting that you focus on adding value in all your activities.

Working at Ørsted

To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realise their full potential.

Would you like to help shape the renewable technologies of the future?

Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than 11 February 2019, as we’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.


All UK-based positions will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening; further details will be given at offer stage.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.

As you’ll be responsible for global categories in addition to the UK-based work, you should expect some travelling in relation to your work.

About Ørsted

Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted’s 6,000 employees develop, construct and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers. Ørsted Offshore’s 2,300 employees have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we’re expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information on Ørsted, visit

Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.  This ambitious goal relies on maximising the talents of a truly inclusive workforce that brings diversity of thought, perspective, knowledge and background to our business.  

We are committed to equal opportunities at every stage of the employee journey and this starts with recruitment.  Should you need any reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please let us know when you are invited for interview.

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