Procurement Lead

Recruiter
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain - London
Location
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Global market leader in the creative industry.

Procurement Lead – Strategic Sourcing

JOB PURPOSE

This pivotal role sits within the newly created Central Procurement team. Working with the Category/Commodity Leads to develop strategies and ensure that we have a supply base that will offer choice of suppliers and the leverage to deliver value savings and ‘tone-up’ our supply base and ensure that it is fit for the challenges that we have set for ourselves.

Key Focus is to
• Negotiating from a total relationship perspective rather than project or item cost
• Implementing a robust Supplier Sourcing Process that ensures diligence in the assessment and selection of future suppliers
• In particular to secure supply of our core brands and so the materials that they are manufactured from
• Identifying critical dependencies in the supply base and eliminating these or facilitating alternative sources
• Managing both internal and external stakeholder relationships and closely enough to anticipate their needs before they make a request!
Provide oversight for contractual review and the addition of new suppliers.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

• Create and manage outstanding strategic sourcing programmes across multiple Categories, including Finished Product, Packaging and Raw Materials.
• Liaise with Procurement managers to develop and provide best practice.
• Autonomously identify areas of opportunity/risk and generate methods to develop/minimise these.
• Leverage supplier positioning and relationships with Procurement Leads to deliver exceptional cost savings whilst maintaining continuous best value.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


• Demonstrable implementation of sourcing strategies, leading to significant cost savings across multiple Direct Spend Categories
• Involvement and expertise in the full procurement process, including the tender process
• Outstanding relationship management skills, experience of negotiating and influencing suppliers as well as interacting with Senior Stakeholders
• A business related commercial qualification/degree supported by CIPS accreditation
• Experience in a commercial/FMCG environment preferred.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

• Self-motivated
• Resourceful and willing to work flexibly
• Good IT skills
• A creative approach to problem solving.
• Assertive and confident. Willing and able to deal with confrontation in a constructive and fair manner.
• Great Communicator and able to flex style across varying levels of internal and external contacts
• Committed to deliver projects in a timely and qualitative manner

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