Head of Category

£75000 Per Annum Up to £75k plus benefits
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Darren Hubbard
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Our client a leading FTSE food manufacturing business is currently recruiting for a Lead Procurement Manager as part of a transformation programme.

This position will be a key member of the procurement leadership team, with direct responsibility for all CAPEX, Engineering and Facilities Management across the group managing a spend of approx £80m. Reporting directly into Group Procurement Director.

  • To lead by example as a key driver of change, working closely with the R&D, Technical and Operations teams to secure added value for the business.
  • Ensure that procurement is embedded within the stakeholder community and that the suppliers accurately reflects the business needs and priorities
  • You will contribute to the development of a clear vision and strategy for the procurement function
  • Establish credibility with senior stakeholders internally and externally
  • Lead the team to develop strategies across their portfolios and expand their sphere of influence across the stakeholder's budget
  • Promote a continuous improvement mentality across the supply chain

. Expertise Required

  • Experience of leading and coaching a successful team, including contributing to procurement strategy, design and execution
  • Category expertise in delivering large scale capital projects (CAPEX)
  • Strong change management and implementation experience
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of engagement with key stakeholders in category strategy
  • Flexibility influencing style
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic change in a category role
  • Advanced analytical skills

If you would like to know more about this exciting transformation opportunity, please send me a CV

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