Global Head of Procurement (Pharma/Healthcare)

Portfolio Procurement
£55000 - £70000/annum bonus and benefits
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A global private healthcare organisation is looking for a Global Head of Procurement to initiate and implement procurement/supply chain strategies in local environments as well as complex and regulated countries. The company operates in almost 40 countries worldwide providing a wide range of bespoke healthcare services and products which turns over £100's millions year on year.

The products and services you will be sourcing and procuring will be everything including medical consumables, pharmaceuticals, bespoke services and large scale transport/logistics projects

Main role and responsibilities:

* Provide overall strategic direction across procurement and supply chain teams
* Work alongside senior business members to lead and implement strategic and efficient sourcing, procurement and supply chain
* Build future procurement plans to optimize the supply chain with long term goals in mind
* Suggest internal business process improvements whilst advising on strategic supply chain ideas
* Manage the key global contracts and maintain lasting and effective relationships
* Implement sourcing plans to streamline the supply of all services and products
* Provide leadership, vision and mentor team members to create a class procurement and logistics function on a global scale
* Be adaptable whilst procuring and implementing services in sensitive cultures/environments
* Monitor and benchmark the local and global processes to ensure supplier performance and compliance
* Cross-functional leadership working with key business areas to provide cost optimization for all parties

Experience and skills required:

* Strategic sourcing, procurement experience on a global, complex scale
* Ideally experience within direct procurement / indirect healthcare procurement
* Preferably from a FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Medical or Healthcare industry - not compulsory
* Experience in working in a large global and matrix environment
* Leading teams and complex projects to complete effective, cost savings
* Very results driven, bring high energy to the work place and team members
* Representation in working with and negotiating against senior level stakeholders
* MCIPS and degree educated is a preference, not essential