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Job Title:  Indirect Sourcing Manager

Job Number:  33064

Country: Korea, Republic of
Function: Operations
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Fixed Term

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BAT KOREA IS LOOKING FOR An Indirect Sourcing Manager

FUNCTION: Operations



The role is responsible for:

  1. Execution of End market category “Sourcing to Contract” specifically
  2. Source to contract (sourcing plan, tender, negotiate and contract
  3. Spend and compliance reporting
  4. Commercial risk management
  5. Contract Management
  6. To support execution of global sourcing, where required, and facilitate the implementation of above-market projects

Reports to: Procurement Business Manager

Reporting Level: Individual Contributor

Geographic Scope: Local



  • Manage and co-ordinates activities to provide value added, commercially focused insights to the business.
  • To understand customer requirements including their business goals to be able to deliver business benefits
  • Responsible for the development and execution of sourcing plans within the End Market/Cluster 
  • To support the execution of global sourcing where required
  • To ensure the end market/cluster category sourcing and contracts meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process.
  • To manage the stakeholder relationship for the sourcing activities in scope
  • To communicate appropriate supply chain and procurement messages regarding strategies, process and policies to customers, to ensure compliance and engender a common understanding of each other’s goals and targets
  • To drive and facilitate “source to contract” for specific end market categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and includes one-off spend items. 
  • To apply global policies, standards and platforms including the agreed Sourcing Management methodology and approach and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages BAT’s service delivery and commercial risk.




  • Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level.
  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered.
  • Supplier and contract management experience.
  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier’s records and their key cost and business drivers.
  • Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for BAT (including specification and testing requirements). 
  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new products. 
  • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contracts.
  • Experience of sourcing at a local level for a period of 7 years minimum.



At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies



Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!



British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Korea Ltd (KR10)

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