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Head of Global Corporate Purchasing

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Staines, Middlesex
  • Sector: Management
  • Date posted: 31/07/2018
  • Job reference: J390494A

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Head of Global Corporate Purchasing - 3 Month- Staines.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build, manage and mentor a dynamic team of purchasing professionals across our Global offices
  • Establishing and maintaining measurable performance metrics for Corporate procurement activities (e.g. Equipment Expense, Outsourced Services, Project Based Services, Office Expenses, Temporary Labour) to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial (AP) performance, and material shortage elimination
  • Design and implement a global framework for Vendor Lifecycle Management based upon industry leading practices across all global entities
  • Implement tools and processes to maintain the measurable status of progress and corrective actions as it pertains to supplier performance.
  • Ensure performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on as required for supply base management and improvement.
  • Negotiate and execute purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed to support the critical business needs.
  • Strategically develop and implement Procurement strategies covering all Corporate commodities, services and supplier processes throughout a global enterprise to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization.
  • Manages all activities that develop relationships with Corporate Purchasing Vendors
  • Develops an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.
  • Provides support to New Program Teams as required meeting target costs and establishing program cost models.
  • Manages materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives.
  • Job Requirements:
  • 7-10 years progressive experience in leading Purchasing & Sourcing teams for Global organisations
  • Seasoned leadership skills, strategic mind-set coupled with executive presence
  • Capable of operating at fast pace in a changing environment
  • Strong team player and motivational influencer of a global team

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