Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Falmouth

About Watson Marlow

Join a world leader and make an impact

Who are we? We are the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries. Every day, Watson-Marlow help companies across the globe be more efficient and sustainable.

Established in 1956, Watson-Marlow spans over 60 countries and has 1,600 employees. Our award-winning team is made up of engineers, sales teams, marketers, administrators, designers, assemblers, chemists, web developers, accountants, analysts, programmers and much more.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company.


  • influence and effectively manage relationships with key stakeholders by working collaboratively with our supply partners and colleagues globally
  • Build sustainability into our global supply chain, to help achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with minimal supply chain risk throughout the total life cycle of the product
  • Lead and execute new product tendering, RfQ, supplier adoption, negotiating and contract formulation activities that represent best value for new product introduction
  • Conduct regular spend analysis, supplier risk evaluation and supplier performance analysis to help form new product introduction sourcing decisions


  • Be qualified to Advanced Diploma level - Chartered Institute in Procurement & Supply
  • Demonstrable experience of procurement project delivery, commercially minded with the ability to achieve innovative in a past paced environment
  • Experience in supplier relationship management and contract negotiation
  • Experience using an ERP system with the ability to interpret and analyse data


  • Lives our Values at all times (Safety, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Excellence, Respect and Integrity)
  • Shows strong credibility among multiple stakeholders across the organisation
  • Approachable
  • Organised, methodical and delivery focused (essential)
  • Able to respond to tight deadlines and work under pressure (essential)

The Perks

  • Competitive salaries across all locations
  • 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme including life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including members of their household)
  • Excellent career progression pathways
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free eye-test and vouchers for glasses
  • Ability to join company share scheme