Procurement Director

Job Title: Procurement Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Salary: £75000 - £115000 per annum + car allowance, pension, healthcare
Reference: LDPD55_1547639616
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2019 11:53

Job Description

Regional Operational Procurement Director
An interesting position for an Operational Procurement Director has become available working with an important and unique manufacturing business renowned globally for being at the forefront of their field.
As Regional Operational Procurement Director you will be reporting into the Director of Procurement for Europe playing a key role within the business of a global corporation based in the South Midlands area.
Job Function:
*Lead the procurement activity for a specific region in Europe.
*Drive cost efficiency reviews for the region in-line with defined goals & objectives in the area of cost savings, quality, supplier rationalization, BCC & supplier payment terms;
*Manage & develop the regional team
*Control and approve all program procurement activities & decisions in line with customer demands and commodity strategies within the region;
*Develop and maintain key internal and external relationships to ensure proactive cost efficiency reviews are maintained and ensure consistency and competitive sources of supply within the specific region.
*Ensure compliance across procurement functions and suppliers adhere to ethical standards and customer expectations
*Manage and develop teams within the dedicated region of Europe functions to consolidate issues and improve overall KPI's
*Actively scrutinise and manage the departments goals and objectives in line with company vision
*Engage in Management meetings and regional events
*Alignment with other regional procurement leads to ensure consistent Commodity Strategies & Program Handling within company standards.
Principle Responsibilities:
*The identification of potential suppliers world-wide and the evaluation of existing suppliers from the company supplier pool during the preliminary stage of new operative and strategic programs in order to guarantee the availability of an optimal supplier network in terms of quality and cost for meeting specific customers' demands (Procurement Marketing/Strategic Purchasing)
*The guaranteed compliance with company quality and efficiency/cost standards on the part of the potential and actual suppliers in co-operation with Engineering & Quality (Supplier Development)
*The acquisition of requisite goods (materials, services, machines, tools, systems and buildings), as well as the co-ordination of the plant purchasers to ensure the economical cost and smooth development of the engineering projects and production programs (Operative Acquisition)
*Initiate and collaborate on the development of improved cost-effective programs, e.g. VA/VE in co-operation with other BU and company positions (Cost Management)
*Is responsible for business planning, as well as exploiting the controlling tools to ensure the achievement of plans and objectives (Controlling)
*Professional employee guidance and promotion within the subordinate structure to guarantee employee motivation and self-reliance as well as the achievement of the purchasing goals (Leadership)
*The review and design of the subordinate structure organization and processes for guaranteeing optimal internal and external customer-oriented development and interfacing, while allowing employees independent areas of competence (Organizing + TQM)
*The successful implementation of company strategies, specifications and guidelines in the area of purchasing, as well as ensuring that the plants are equipped with the resources and skills required for task fulfilment (Plant Support)
*Logistic management and support in the BU plants to optimize logistic costs and supply/JIT capacity (Logistic Management)
Project Related Assignments:
*Act as a Business Architect, have overall ownership of the whole Purchasing Process Area(s) and related project deliverables within the region.
For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

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