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Director of Global Procurement

Director of Global Procurement

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £98000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Davidson

  • Contact Email:

    Matt.Davidson@pro-Finance.co.uk

  • Salary:

    98000

  • Salary:

    90000

  • Reference:

    BBBH51899

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2021-07-24

Director of Global Procurement: £90,000 - £98,000 + Benefits. London or Manchester

For a global organisation, we're recruiting a Director of Global Procurement. Reporting to the CFO, the Director of Global Procurement will lead the Global Procurement function by implementing a new structure and ways of working and will drive change and later the perception of Procurement across the organisation to create a professional and consistent commercial approach. The Director of Global Procurement will lead, give strategic direction and guidance for the management of 3rd party spend whilst leading on cutting edge procurement strategies across supply chain, process and infrastructure improvements.

Main Duties:

  • Develop and deliver Global Procurement Strategy, working with stakeholders globally
  • Maintain a robust governance framework, ensuring procurement activities are fully integrated into services and business objectives
  • Overall responsibility for procurement processes ensuring they are fit for purpose
  • Build quality relationships, shape and direct cultural and process changes to achieve new target state for procurement
  • Set out priorities for regional and category management teams
  • Lead support and manage the Regional Heads of procurement and Global Category Managers
  • Deliver tangible financial savings through value-add procurement, reporting benefits to CFO
  • Influence the agreement of key strategic contracts to deliver value for money
  • Galvanise cross functionally to ensure efficiency in all levels in the procurement process
  • Inform, advise and influence the Executive and Management Boards, Regional and Country Directors and Regional Finance Directors on strategic and operational procurement matters
  • Embed new ways of working with procurement
  • Lead, manage and motivate a highly performing team of procurement professionals.

Person Specification:

  • Significant similar leadership experience in global procurement; MCIPS
  • Highly developed technical procurement knowledge
  • Excellent understanding of procurement systems and processes across the public and commercial sector
  • Extensive experience of working globally across different cultures
  • Leadership experience of a large and diverse procurement function
  • Extensive experience of deploying category management processes and methodology
  • Proven experience of achieving tangible benefits and cost savings
  • Global travel forms part of this role so excellent understanding of complex international structures is essential.

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