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Competitive Salary and Benefits
Flexible UK Location
World-class procurement is absolutely key to servicing the needs of our complex organisation: a global leader with iconic brands right across the FMCG spectrum. In this major Strategic Procurement Director role, you‘ll develop, drive and execute our buying strategy for either direct or indirect buying categories across Europe. Your career with us will be built through experiences across a number of categories to provide you with the breadth to take on senior leadership roles. You’ll also be expected to lead global projects and lead and inspire your team. Developing your teams to become leaders of the future is also critical.
Either way, as our Strategic Procurement Director your key interfaces will be senior management, business teams and regional peers globally, as well as suppliers’, including VPs, key account managers and owners. Those strategic supplier relationships are essential to ensure our business success. The supplier integration, lean principles and quality improvement you implement will be crucial to streamlining the inbound pipeline and improving cashflow.
Qualified to Degree level, probably in Business or Economics, and already with solid, broad business experience, you’ll already have undertaken a fast-track training scheme with a complex, major international blue chip. If that includes European experience, then so much the better. But whilst it will have enabled you to specialise in Procurement, and given you a clear focus and ambition to develop in that direction, you might not feel quite the finished article. It hasn’t quite lived up to your expectations. We will. Your key skills will include the ability to:
• provide leadership in change management
• prioritise instinctively projects with the greatest impact on the business whilst establishing and sustaining key relationships
• get things done, as well as adjusting for roadblocks and the changing business environment.
We’re totally committed to developing and investing in our people and giving them the ownership and freedom to reach their full potential. If we’ve just described you as our next Strategic Procurement Director and this is where you want to be, then get in touch.