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Interim Procurement Lead - Corporate Services

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorOther, Service - Other, Services
Salary£450 to £500 per day
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey, West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted18 August 2017

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1st Executive are retained by a global Pharmaceuticals organisation, who are going through a major period of transformation across both the business generally and their procurement department. They require a driven contractor to support a number of strategic procurement project taking place over the coming months. You will require a proven track record delivering Corporate Services procurement experience, on a European scale.

Key Goals/Accountabilities:
  • Work with the Category Lead & key Regional/Global Procurement team members to define & execute the Category strategy
  • Working alongside the Category Lead; develop, support and execute Regional and Global Category Strategies that are aligned with business requirements, provide short, medium and long term focus and generate market-leading deliverables
  • Support and lead multi-functional, cross-regional, cross-business category teams through the sourcing lifecycle and in line with the Procurement strategy and agreed targets for cost & quality
  • Support the Category Lead and serve as interface to respective Global and Regional Business Unit/Functional leaders to align procurement activities with operating priorities, influence behaviours and deliver leading financial and performance objectives
  • Apply leading tools & techniques to segment suppliers for the category, understand supplier performance, analyse market trends & constraints and deliver a broad range of value chain initiatives to improve performance, reliability, quality and life cycle costs
  • Support/Partner with Category Lead on high-level projects and initiatives as required
  • For agreed categories/sub-categories, manage spend and usage patterns in order to deliver high levels of compliance across the business

Required Profile/Experience:
  • Degree qualified
  • Competency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project, MS PowerPoint
  • Experience in Corporate Services categories is essential, with the immediate projects focusing on Contingent Labour / Recruitment, Travel and Fleet.

  • Embraces and applies leading edge tools and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Energy, confidence and ability to deliver the necessary change and benefits
  • Able to interpret business requirements and effectively align inputs, outputs and results
  • Makes good and timely decisions based upon facts, analysis, experience and judgement
  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Able to provide input to and drive initiatives that will have significant impact on long-term business decisions
  • Able to manoeuvre effectively through complex policy, process and people related organisational dynamics
  • Drive and determination to succeed, meet deadlines and delivers to a high standard
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Applies project management skills confidently, identifying key milestones, reporting delivery and proactively managing problems in order to keep internal and supplier teams focused and on schedule to deliver
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and manage senior stakeholders
  • Evidence of developing innovative commercial solutions using a wide range of value levers
  • Strong understanding of Category Strategy formulation
  • Negotiation and contractual skills to ensure that all contract negotiations are conducted effectively

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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