Are you a Sourcing expert looking for a fantastic new career challenge? If so then this role could be for you. Working with a well-respected Electronics Manufacturer in the low to medium volume Contract Electronic Manufacturing sector, you will be responsible for the company's end to end sourcing operations and management/growth/performance of all the appropriate staff within the sourcing department.As the Sourcing Leader you will assess and improve all sourcing activities by analysing the company's spending, current supplier or new partnerships and lead-time mitigation strategies, to full the businesses obligation of delivering to customer required dates.Sourcing Leader Duties & Responsibilities *Manage the company's supplier base ensuring transparency of spending *Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies *Analyse and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure *Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals *Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency *Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking *Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers *Devise and employ sourcing strategies *Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms *Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts *Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements *Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs As the successful candidate you will have a proven background within a procurement/sourcing management role, experience of working with electronic commodities (preferably within a manufacturing environment) and the ability to define and implement sourcing and procurement strategies. The role will see you leading a small team and so previous people management skills will be required, along with SAP experience and experience in analysing data to deliver structured solutions.We are looking for an exceptional Sourcing Leader who will bring experience and expertise to the exciting projects the company are working on. You will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package and the opportunity for further career development.