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Global Procurement Manager

CPA Recruitment
London (West), London (Greater)
£60k-£65k per annum
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Global Procurement Manager for a well-known and successful International business. Based in the West London area they are a business who prides themselves on creating high-end food products for an array of companies.

Job Role
Reporting to the North West Europe Procurement Director, the Procurement Manager role is part of the Group Procurement team. The primary responsibility is to lead the Procurement management of a defined Category through the application of Total Cost Management principles. The role covers all procurement activities related to the Category and is covering all our clients entities globally.

•    Defining and delivering key objectives for each category and sub-category under scope in order to implement overall Category plan, address all business requirements, generate benefits, deliver positive change and achieve savings target through strategic projects and activities.
•    Defining and delivering a Procurement Category strategy through a deep analysis of the key elements of the Category, including:
    Procurement spend and supply base analysis
    Stakeholder analysis and business requirements
    Supply market positioning
    Supply base assessment
    Supplier financial analysis
    RFI/RFP/RFQ/ E-auctions
    Negotiation
    Cost drivers and key component indexes
    Service Level Agreements
    Cost analysis
    Strategic options & objective decision making
•    Defining and Negotiating Contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, total cost, security of supply and deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities in innovation are secured.
•    Leading cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the procurement category strategy agreeing the strategy with the regional management teams.
•    Leading all supplier negotiations for assigned categories and managing ongoing strategic supply partnerships 
•    Carrying out make-or-buy decisions and introduce innovative alternatives to meet demand
•    Harmonising processes, contracts and specifications between sites
•    Carrying out supplier relationship management measures
•    Provide technical guidance and instruction to assigned staff in the execution of work and monitor order execution
•    Defining annual Budget and report actual category performance monthly by project against budget 
•    Drive innovation from preferred suppliers
•    Participating in Group, Centre of Excellence or Group Procurement projects as assigned

Personal Profile 
•    Experience of working to deliver a new Indirect Procurement strategy is desirable
•    Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
•    Experienced in complex stakeholder management
•    Skillful in handling all stakeholder groups and creating networks
•    Demonstrated experience in the specific procurement category
•    Experience of working with a fragmented user base in multiple locations
•    Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
•    Experience in purchasing of food, beverage & consumable products (desirable)
•    Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
•    Good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings
•    Ability to motivate and manage cross-functional and cross-entity teams, securing resources, redirecting team efforts as focus shifts

Ref Code: FMW40427

To apply or for more information, please e-mail in strict confidence, with an updated CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Jon Hemming-Nash to

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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