Procurement Lead - Engineering global brand

Portfolio Procurement
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to join a prestigious and globally famous brand, leading a large procurement team as a centralised function to all arms of the business. The majority of the team is made up on direct / engineering procurement experts at various levels, with 2 people covering corporate indirects.

There is a mixture in this role including managing and directing a team, implementing strategic business critical strategies, taking on the larger complex projects and team structure ownership. You will have regular and direct exposure to board level, maintaining the commercial value of all the spend. You will need to have had leadership experience, managing quick turn-around projects as well longer term strategic projects.

Examples of categories, but not limited to: Components, metals, plastics, bespoke parts, PCBs and indirects

Industry: Aerospace, Defence, Automotive or Engineering

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and mentor a large team, 10 +
  • Implement and define procurement strategies across all categories of spend
  • Work with directors and the board to maintain a strategic approach to spend management
  • Conduct complex and high value tenders, also maintaining relationships with key global suppliers
  • Performance management of team members reporting into post
  • Responsible to recruitment decisions into the team
  • Identify suppliers at short notice for really specific and bespoke parts

Experience required:

  • Team management and performance experience
  • Experience working in Aerospace, Defence or the Automotive industry
  • Managed large, high value strategic projects within engineering commodities
  • Achieved significant change or improvements within a procurement function
  • Worked within a matrix, multi-site company
  • Solid knowledge of all engineering and manufacturing supplier market
  • Ideally degree & MCIPS educated