The position for Head of Commodities in Stevenage is no longer available
Head of Commodities
£60000 + up to 25% bonus + Car Allowance £6120, Pension Scheme, 25 days Holiday, Subsidised Healthcare, Excellent Benefits
This multinational company designs and manufactures a range of high technology engineering systems for the aerospace and defence sectors. They operate successfully across European markets and are in the process of building a global presence.
An opportunity exists for a senior purchasing strategist with international mechanical engineering procurement experience to fulfil a key role overseeing the mechanical engineering category within this large organisation. Reporting to the Procurement Director you will have the following overall objectives and responsibilities;
Annual Commodity Spend: circa 120M
Develop market knowledge of the Mechanical Domain both in Europe and in countries on other continents
Interface with the international internal stakeholders on all Procurement matters jointly developing, planning and implementing category strategies based on market knowledge and company requirements
Define the suppliers to be used in the chosen countries with the type of relationships to be developed
Lead the implementation of those strategies in both international and national environments both within the Procurement and stakeholder communities
Lead the strategic direction of the buying community for the Mechanical domain of activity in France, UK and Italy ensuring strategies are followed
Drive standardisation and commonality of what is to be bought
Drive down the costs of what is bought from the supplier base
Drive the Optimisation of the supply base - reduction in the number of suppliers with concentration on fewer better performing suppliers
Lead key negotiations, agreement of Contracts and Frame Agreements
Interface with shareholder companies to realise mutual benefit from the activities of the domain
To continue to develop Low Cost Country activities in the Mechanical Domain
Reporting: One of seven first reports to the Commodities Procurement Director, you will have responsibility for a small group of International Commodity Managers leading multi-functional teams (indirectly leading c.50 people in multi-functional teams)
Travel: role will require 2 to 3 foreign trips per month with duration of c. 2 -3 days per trip.
The ideal candidate should have a good mix of the following skills and experience;
Purchasing Management experience
Procurement professional educated to degree level ideally.
Good understanding of Mechanical Engineering (qualification desirable)
Experienced people management skills in a multicultural, pan European organisation
Results driven individual with good leadership and analytical skills
Advanced influencing, negotiation and interpersonal skills
Excellent process and change management skills
Good knowledge of the supply base and technologies on offer in the domain
Extensive knowledge and experience on a broad range of Commercial issues including Contract and Terms and Conditions (working knowledge of at least one of the following English law, Italian law, French law).
Fluent in the English language. Additional language skills desirable (French, Italian and German)
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