Global sourcing managers oversee their company's service and materials sourcing teams. They travel frequently both domestically and internationally. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining efficiency within the supply chain structure, as well as compliance with regulatory bodies and best practices standards. These managers set goals and create motivations for their teams, as well as ensure synchronization of action from the start of the supply chain to completion. In order to ensure uninterrupted supplies of materials and services, global sourcing managers should be able to foster close relationships with vendors and partners and be able to communicate their value to the company. They must provide guidance and leadership to their team, as well as disciplinary action when necessary.
Global Sourcing Manager Tasks
Develop and improve supply chain.
Research and analyze supply market.
Plan and implement strategic global sourcing plan.
Lead, coordinate and support project teams.