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Sourcing Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Pro
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location: 

Location: This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be a hybrid role, offering a combination of being able to work remotely, at our Corby office and visiting external suppliers.


As a dynamic and rapidly changing organisation, we are growing fast and implementing some key programmes that will accelerate the delivery of our strategy, The RS Way, and take us beyond current aspirations, propelling us into an amazing future.


We have two exciting opportunities to join our RS Pro function. RS PRO is our own brand business with an annual revenue of £320m. RS PRO sources 80k products across more than 100 categories, serving 600k customers across 32 markets.


As part of the RS PRO sourcing Team, you will play a pivotal role in forging and development of relationships with key suppliers and sourcing partners alike, ensuring high product quality, ethical standards and service levels which meets our customers expectation.


About the role

  • Build a sourcing strategy for RS PRO products
  • Engage with internal stakeholders such as engineering and operations to ensure quality and compliance of products introduced
  • Lead supplier negotiation to create a “win-win” scenario and built long term partnerships
  • Improve overall margin of the business and work across countries and functions to achieve this
  • Support with customers & industry launches of products and services for RS PRO
  • Identify European suppliers with the competency and willingness to be developed into strategic supply partners
  • Stay current with the technology evolution of the strategic suppliers and identify the new product opportunity to expand global RS Pro offering


What we’re looking for

  • Knowledge of sourcing industrial products across EMEA
  • Good commercial acumen and experience in supplier management
  • Experience in managing quality and brand equity with sourcing partners
  • Experience in working in a matrix organisation and influencing key stakeholders
  • Capability to create process to manage end to end customer volume purchasing demands with suppliers
  • Good interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Drive for results and innovation
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English


We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.


Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At RS Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic culture, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with everything in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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