Global Procurement Manager

A unique opportunity has come up in a world recognised FMCG brand in Slough, Berkshire due to an internal promotion in the Procurement Team. This role will see you oversee the Procurement Category Strategy globally for a range of direct goods and contract manufacturing across one of the organisations most highly profitable global divisions. The role will have an international reach, with a large supplier base in North America as this organisation looks to raise the profile of Procurement.

The preferred candidate will have ideally come from a FMCG/ Manufacturing industry with strong Procurement expertise across direct materials/ Contract Manufacturing expertise and this role will report straight into the Global Head of Procurement who is based in the UK.

What the role involves:

  1. Management of all direct materials spend across the divisional team; the direct products are very varied and interesting!
  2. Ensure that Procurement is seen in a strategic way and 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. 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 and be empowered to make these decisions
  5. Effectively lead, develop, and enable the procurement organisation to achieve strategic objectives.

The person we hope to find:

  1. Proven procurement category management background across direct materials
  2. Previous experience in working in a regulated environment is desirable
  3. Strong ability to manage the global sourcing strategy and critical success factors internally and externally in order to achieve this
  4. Flexible, adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty. Able to leverage knowledge of operations and develop solutions to complex issues.
  5. Strong negotiation skills and understanding of contracts and supply agreements

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