Head of Procurement

Market Harborough
15 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Procurement - Market Harborough - C£70k

Your new company

My client are a leading global provider to manufacturing and distribution businesses with a Head Office in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Your new role

In this Head of Procurement role, you will be responsible for all Project Strategic Purchasing (Demand to Contract) and Supply Chain Management activities. You will play an integral part of the successful delivery of projects. You will have responsibility for tendering works, contract negotiations, and supply chain optimisation thus contributing to the long-term success of the business.

* Support the execution of global material group strategies
* Development of organisational and operational structure in Purchasing
* Minimisation of procurement risks through the application of Supplier Risk Management methodology
* Strategic Purchasing interface between European subsidiaries and Group Purchasing Management ensuring channelling of information
* Optimisation of purchasing processes according to globally standardised framework under constant coordination with Group Purchasing Management (and facilitated by a globally deployed SRM tool)
* Communication interface to Planning and Sales to ensure that all requirements are being met and provide professional purchasing support to during the sales phase
* Verification of suppliers‘ compliance to Key Performance Indicators, such as time of delivery, quality and security of supply
* Tendering and negotiation of new contracts, revision of quotes and self-sustained organisation, conduct and documentation of negotiation results (Price, terms, etc.) independent of global requirements needed for the local market
* Management of internal supply chain optimisation initiatives in strong collaboration with stakeholders (sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance)

What you'll need to succeed

* Procurement experience in a project or construction environment
* Negotiation skills and experience
* Quality consciousness
* Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and ways of working
* High degree of performance-orientation (value-adding “service provider mentality”), independence and result-orientation, „get the job done“ mentality
* Willingness to travel across Europe (for training Meetings & Projects)
* Has an excellent working knowledge of contracts
* Has an excellent working knowledge of contracts
* Has the ability to work in difficult environments and influence people around to his/her way of thinking
* Ability to develop, implement and grow a purchasing function in line with business needs

What you'll get in return

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