Global Procurement Manager – Direct Materials

A unique opportunity has arisen within a globally recognised Technology brand in Sussex, due to an increase in demand for the Procurement Team. This role will see you managing the Procurement Category Strategy globally for a range of direct goods. The preferred candidate will have ideally come from a manufacturing or engineering background, and needs to have a background in direct materials within Procurement. This role will report straight into the Global Head of Procurement who is based in the UK.

What the role involves:

  1. Management of a range of direct materials spend across the division.
  2. Ensure that Procurement is seen in a strategic way, looking at new long-term supplier strategy and innovation and how to bring best value to this.
  3. A lot of contracts are single source so identifying ways to review this.
  4. You’ll have the chance to interact with the wider Procurement exec team in making critical commercial decisions as part of the short, medium and long-term strategy of the business.
  5. Work collaboratively with the rest of the Procurement Team to drive value from current supplier base.

The person we hope to find:

  1. Proven procurement buying experience across direct materials.
  2. Previous experience working in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment is desirable.
  3. Understanding of reviewing a sourcing strategy and working internally and externally with stakeholders to deliver this.
  4. Flexible, and can adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty.
  5. Able to leverage knowledge of operations and develop solutions to complex issues.
  6. Strong negotiation skills and understanding of contracts and supply agreements.

It’s a great time to join this growing company that continues to invest in its products and global markets and a chance for perhaps a Buyer looking for a step up into something more senior and to be part of this global team. If you have a direct procurement category background and are looking for a new challenge in Sussex, then please get in touch!

If you’re interested in this role, please apply directly.

For further information, please call Martin Smith on +44 (0)7523 778781.

Thank you!

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