Sourcing Manager


London Support Centre 
Starbucks - Sourcing

Job Purpose and Mission

Contributes to Starbucks success by effectively developing and leading complex sourcing strategies. Effectively manages suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the spend in a specific product category. Consistently delivers measurable and strategic goals to enable bottom-line and top-line company growth and corporate social responsibility leadership. Collaborates effectively internally and with suppliers and develops effective negotiation strategies to enable success. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities        

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:                

  • Sourcing Strategy
    • Employ strong knowledge of key industry players, competitors and market dynamics
    • Effectively develop and lead complex sourcing strategies, effectively manage suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the relevant spend area
    • Consistently deliver measurable and strategic goals to enable bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership
    • Develop effective negotiation strategies to enable success
  • Supplier Engagement and Management: 
    • Leverage effective business and professional relationships with strategic suppliers and industry players
    • Professionally manage and measure suppliers for continuous performance and improvement 
  • Cross-Functional Projects:
    • Proficiently advanced employ program and project management tools and techniques
    • Independently solve problems and make decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes
    • Provide day to day oversight and perform a hands-on execution role
  • Leadership and Teamwork:
    • Effectively motivate and collaborate within their team and across their peer group
    • Lead using demonstrated and proven experience and the application of best practice procurement skills
    • Lead cross functional teams, mentor Analyst procurement
    • Work within peer group and leadership infrastructure to ensure that best practice and leverage opportunities are delivered
    • May collaborate with Group procurement manager and or director of procurement

Key Contacts/Relationships

Key Contacts – Internal

  • All Supply Chain functional teams
  • Accounts Payable    

Key Contacts – External 

  • Suppliers

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Extensive solid sourcing/procurement experience
  • Excellent knowledge of sourcing category strategies
  • Knowledge of supplier relationship management, ‘should-cost’ models, supplier continuous improvement programs and Lean initiatives
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices
  • Knowledge of business ethics
  • Ability to influence at an Executive Level both internally and externally
  • Ability to lead and influence peer groups both internally and externally
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the role and is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties that may be required. Management reserves the right to amend the responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder as dictated by business requirements. 

Starbucks is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce .  All applicants and partners will be treated fairly, without regard to race, religion, sex, nationality, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression.