We are working with a client to find a new Head of Procurement for the team, to take the procurement team forward. This is an exciting opportunity to take ownership of both the upstream and downstream procurement functions. You will be responsible for the procurement team, supplier quality assurance and strategic procurement as well as engaging with the other business units in the group.
There is a renewed focus in the business coming with a change in the business structure and we are looking to take the opportunity to implement a new leader to deliver across two main procurement streams.
Downstream you will work with the team to understand their processes and procedures and what can be improved both from an operational and transactional perspective as well as a strategic procurement drive. There is an opportunity to identify what "good" looks like in the business within the changes and we are looking for someone who can identify that and then influence the current team and stakeholders to implement best practice across the business.
Upstream you will have the opportunity to network across the other business units to build synergies within the group out of what has historically been a very insular group. You will grow relationships with the other procurement leaders to understand what they do, how they do it and who with to allow you to come up with broad strategies and execute the changes ensuring you are optimising the opportunities across the business.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strategic and operational procurement in a regulated manufacturing environment. On top of that you must be a proven influencer to allow you to support the change necessary in the team as well as the networking across the group. You must have a good track record of driving change and improvements across a team of procurement professionals as well as the skills to engage and network across your peer group globally.
Great opportunity in a global business.