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International Procurement Lead

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Services
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 October 2018

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This is an excellent International Procurement Lead role with an ambitious growing global technology business. In this role you will have the remit to grow a team in an area that is forecasted to have massive growth.

Client Details

My client is a leading global technology that is innovative in the services and products that it provides back to its customers. They are going through an exciting period of growth as they look to further establish themselves on a global landscape.


Some of the key responsibilities of the International Procurement Lead are:-
  • Develop strong relationships with leaders and key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.
  • Ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.
  • Collaborate with the Procurement Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale.
  • The Procurement Lead will be responsible for identifying repeat requirements from the projects pipeline and placing demands on the Procurement Team to deliver suitable, long term contracting mechanisms.
  • Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.
  • Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.
  • Collaborate with adjacent Procurement Leads to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing to help achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.
  • Develop robust workload planning tools and trackers that shape the team’s priorities and track actual against planned progress. This should be driven from the business pipeline of projects.
  • Develop direct reports through the provision of direct and actionable feedback, and creation of meaningful development plans.


The successful International Procurement Lead will be:-

  • Adaptive and change focused; able to adapt pace of delivery to meet business requirements.

  • Natural and articulate around senior management. Good listening skills and able to focus on issues critical to senior leaders. Can deliver communication concisely and steer conversation towards decisions needed.

  • Has the technical skill combined with sufficient gravitas to be recognised as a subject matter expert.

  • Highly customer focused and concerned with meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

  • Highly results oriented. Keeps the organisation on track and delivery oriented.

  • Both a doer through to leader and can comfortably adapt style to teach, coach, or delegate, as appropriate.

  • Emotionally intelligent and comfortably relates to many different types of people. Is personally self-aware of strengths and weaknesses.

Job Offer

If successful you will become an International Procurement Lead in an exciting global technology business that is truly innovating in it's field. There is a strong salary and package on offer and in addition you will be joining a business that believes in developing its staff and give them the opportunity to grow.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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