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Global Procurement Lead

Mar, 2024
Indirect, Manufacturing

A high profile global FTSE manufacturer is looking to recruit a Global Procurement Lead.

The main objective of the role is to set and deploy a procurement strategy for a £150m+ indirect spend, supporting manufacturing and distribution facilities across UK, Europe, US and Far East.

Key duties will include:

  • Part of the procurement senior leadership team, supporting the Global Supply Chain Director with a functional transformation.
  • Lead and develop a medium sized global category management team.
  • Further develop and improve the existing procurement strategy and supplier performance management processes.
  • Further develop the categorisation of indirect materials and services, improving current category plan strategies.
  • Improve productivity and simplification of the function, rationalising the supply chain, mitigation risks and improving costs.
  • Further develop sustainable sourcing goals, ensuring the company achieves emission commitments.
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at senior level.
  • Work with other Global Procurement Leads to drive functional excellence across the department, improving processes and efficiencies.

Why Apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to create a global procurement strategy for indirect spend in this newly created role.

You will be part of a significant functional and team transformation, impacting the global enterprise.

You will deliver significant results in this newly restructured procurement function.

You will receive further leadership development and own a training budget for your team, managing them through CIPS and other professional courses.

You will be working for a market leading global FTSE manufacturer.

Further Details

Supporting a market leading global product manufacturer who suppliers a wide variety of markets, including automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, electronics and industrial.

You will be the most senior indirect procurement representative globally, managing a wide variety of categories, including capex, utilities, IT, MRO, Site Services, and general indirects.

Manage a medium sized category management function, responsible for all company indirect spend, £150m+.

Manage senior level stakeholders across the company.

Part of the procurement senior leadership team.

Candidate Requirements

Successfully operated for many years as a Procurement / Category Manager, delivering a global or national procurement strategy for indirects, from any industry.

Proven ability of leading and developing a medium sized procurement function.

Proven ability of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders at senior level.

Demonstrable experience in building teams / functional capability and competency.

Demonstrable experience of improving productivity / simplification of a procurement function.

Demonstrable track record of achievements from previous jobs.

Must be a detailed person, with strong analytical skills.

Must have energy, can do attitude, with presence, and gravitas.

Degree qualified, with MCIPS (desirable).

Should you wish to discuss your fit to these candidate requirements please contact the vacancy manager and quote the assignment reference number under the job title.
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North West
Up to £95,000
Global FTSE Manufacturer
Car / Car Allowance
Performance Bonus
Family Healthcare
Hybrid Working

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