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Sourcing Manager, RS PRO


Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327

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

Job Purpose   


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. 

You will be developing and managing key sourcing partners in the relevant country to create expertise across different categories.  



What you will be doing to be successful in this role: 


  • Building a sourcing strategy for RS PRO products in order to mitigate supplier risk, create category based supplier sourcing plans, maintain ethical standards and selecting strategic partners to support with technical design and innovation
  • Engaging with internal stakeholder such as engineering and operations to ensure quality and compliance of products introduced
  • Leading supplier negotiation to create a “win-win” scenario and built long term partnerships
  • Being responsible for managing risk assessment of suppliers in terms of financial, quality and compliance
  • Being responsible for forecasting inflationary movement of commodity and supply chain costs
  • Improving overall margin of the business and work across countries and functions 
  • Managing key stakeholder by using data analytics and strong communication skills
  • Supporting the global product team with customers or industry focused application launches of products and services for RS PRO
  • Identifying European suppliers with the competency and willingness to be developed into strategic supply partners
  • Leveraging the existing suppliers or develop new suppliers to support NPI launch initiative for global market (Europe/US/APAC) 
  • Staying current with the technology evolution of the strategic suppliers and identify the new product opportunity to expand global RS Pro offering 


A bit about you: 


  • Excellent oral and written skills in German and English
  • Experience in sourcing and supplier management, consulting or buying
  • Experience in working with suppliers to engineer products to meet customer’s needs
  • Demonstrate competence in supplier negotiation
  • Knowledge of sourcing industrial products across EMEA
  • Strong 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 clear strategic plan with focused initiatives
  • Capability to create process to manage end to end customer volume purchasing demands with suppliers


Your benefits: 

  • Company bonus
  • Ticket Plus
  • Capital-forming benefits
  • 30 days paid leave
  • Hybrid working model

  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.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe

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