BAT Türkiye

Sourcing Manager

Job Description

British American Tobacco is currently looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our procurement team from Samsun, Turkey.


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Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for strategic indirect sourcing activities of BAT TCNA area (Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia)
  • Obtain the best possible advantage for BAT through the negotiation, implementation and management of supply arrangements in line with company process & requirement of internal stakeholders
  • Negotiate, develop and manage the implementation of Service Level Agreements with contracted suppliers that will promote an environment of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Collaborate with other BAT Opco’s to support Regional & Global initiatives and ensure that BAT TCNA has cost advantages
  • Continuously assess and recommend improvements to e-commerce technology and tools. Assist in the development and implementation of these.
  • Manage the various risks related to commodities during contracting with suppliers of goods or services
  • To perform visible leadership as a role model, for creating an environment among peers that promotes high motivation, discipline, team work and a balanced work life
  • Perform time-management to determine the priorities
  • Ensure compliance to the control environment for audit findings, have procedures in place and have reporting systems in place with control mechanisms
  • Working with QD to ensure they are aware of process issues within Production which effect quality
  • To develop and implement: best practices, common platforms, sharing experience/knowledge with other functions and factories within Operations


Essential requirements:

  • The jobholder is required to have a relevant university diploma with at least 3 years applicable experience in the procurement field
  • Proficiency in English and Turkish
  • Thorough knowledge of the supply chain process, supply market/environment, supplier capabilities and expected trends within Merchandising
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement principals and processes
  • Proficient in high level commercial negotiations and  high level of commercial awareness
  • Proficient at developing procurement strategies and contributing to wider business strategies
  • Understanding of legal issues and contractual principles to effectively formulate contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Proficient in communicating with multi-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Excel: Advanced Level, Microsoft Word: Intermediate Level PowerPoint

About Us

British American Tobacco is a leading tobacco group, with brands sold in more than 200 markets. We employ more than 57,000 people and, with over 200 brands in our portfolio, we make the cigarette chosen by one in eight of the world’s one billion adult smokers. We hold robust market positions in each of our four regions – Americas; Asia-Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Western Europe – and we are leaders in more than 55 markets.

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