Role details

Global Head of Indirect Procurement

Northamptonshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Indirect Procurement
  • Head of Procurement

About Our Client

Our client is an instantly recognisable brand with strong global presence - Following a period of growth and introduction of new management team, the business is about to enter an exciting time in their life-cycle with a plan to step change business performance.

Job Description

This is a key strategic role and will lead a global function. You will be responsible for:

  • Maximising value from spend while balancing other business requirements, including quality, service, security and sustainability.
  • Engage with senior stakeholders to develop the procurement strategy for the divisions/functions.
  • Develop strategic business relationships with external suppliers and other internal key stakeholders, lead contract negotiations, drive cost saving initiatives, and implement strategic sourcing and procurement best practice.

Key accountabilities:

  • Managing a team of 14 across multiple, global locations
  • Set the strategic direction for the global sourcing functions as related to indirect categories and communicate the strategies to leaders at all levels of the Company
  • Implementation of the global procurement strategy across the Global sourcing function
  • Build strong influencing relationships with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team
  • Develop a centralized supplier sourcing strategy and a comprehensive on-going supplier review process, using technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Hands on leadership of a global category, as well as management of delivery of all other procurement categories
  • Develop the team's capabilities through delegation and oversight of procurement activities and process review, create and implement actionable sourcing and project plans across the Company

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have:

  • University degree educated. MBA would be advantageous.
  • MCIPS qualified
  • Min 5 years experience working at this level
  • Extensive leadership experience in procurement (focussed on indirect spend) within a large global organisation.
  • Experience of driving transformational change
  • Significant influencing skills and comfortable developing strong relationships at a senior level
  • Expert-level negotiation skills and experience negotiating high profile contracts.
  • Experience of working on global indirect procurement categories

What's on Offer

Six figure Salary + Car/allowance, 20-40% Bonus, Share options, Pension, Healthcare

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