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Head of Procurement

Posted 08.03.22

Household Finished Products

West Midlands


Circa £75,000-£80,000 + excellent benefits package

Are you a Head of Procurement/Procurement Director/Procurement Manager with Transformation expertise looking for a challenge in a high-growth business?Our client is a British household brand name supplying high-value design-led finished products. Long-established and part of a global multi-billion-pound group, they are in a strong position to grow market-share as they strive to become best-in-class in all areas of their operations.

In their pursuit of Continuous Improvement our client is looking for a Head of Procurement to transform their direct and indirect procurement functions based in the UK and Far East. You will:

  • Raise the profile of Procurement across the organisation and lead the migration from expediting to world class buying.
  • Lead by example in best-in-class negotiation and supplier management that will build long-term relationships with the supply base and improve commercial performance;
  • Implement data-driven systems, procedures and processes.

Reporting to the CFO you will lead the strategy and delivery, leading the team, taking accountability for a change management journey encompassing an effective and inspiring leadership style while implementing modern procurement methodology to:

  • Drive cost savings;
  • Mitigate for inflation;
  • Ensure effective NPI buying to facilitate successful new product launches;
  • Drive inventory improvements.

Who we're looking for?

You will be a talented Head of Procurement/Procurement Director/Procurement Manager who has lived and breathed world class supply chain, taking what they have learnt and pragmatically applied it successfully into less mature environments changing them for the better.

  • First class strategic and leadership skills (whilst still being willing to be hands-on) with a history of delivering progressive cultural change enhancing employee capability and business performance.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Extensive experience working with international supply chains within high pressure, high-volume manufacturing environments such as automotive, consumer products, building products.
  • Process driven and experienced in driving measurable and sustainable supply chain performance improvement through implementation of best-in-class techniques.

Are you the one we're looking for? Apply now by clicking the apply button or email me for more information or should you wish to have an informal and confidential discussion before applying.

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