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Procurement Lead

Our client a Global Media organisation company is looking for an influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practices across their procurement portfolio. This is a standalone role reporting to the Group Financial Controller The main focus will be Indirects.

The culture of the company is open, it has a start-up feel with excellent benefits. This individual will be responsible for evolving and implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement. The role has elements of tactical & strategic procurement

You will have experience of working within a Brownfield procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, and creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on several different spends across direct and indirect.

 The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered procurement plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to strong commercial conclusions
  • Indirect Procurement experience.
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for an established function.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Skilled negotiator specifically.
  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at board level

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/8085.

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