Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse

  • Location

    Berkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Charlie Fulham

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse - FMCG - circa £600 per day


This senior management role will:

  • Support the design of the L&W category within one of the businesses largest business units
  • Manage the global procurement category team and/or give direction to the Supply Service organisation
  • Define and drive execution of Sourcing Strategies for logistics & warehousing portfolio
  • Ensure Global Best Practice Sharing across the BU
  • Leverage collaborative buying activities with the other business units
  • Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for selected Categories (across all KPIs including total cost, NWC, quality, service & innovation) through understanding of, and supporting internal stakeholders' needs, professional sourcing approach, building effective relationships and alignment with stakeholders, increasing spend coverage by Procurement, and the development of Procurement skills in the Indirect Procurement team

Scope & Dimensions of the role

  • Manage Budget of ~ 180MM GBP
  • Build and Manage L&W Procurement team
  • Drive all major L&W procurement strategies and projects for the BU
  • Key Procurement contact for Business Senior Leadership, ensuring Key Initiatives are translated into Procurement activities

Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Accountable for driving the sourcing and contracting strategy of L&W spend through an optimized supplier base that will generate competitive advantage for business operations world-wide.
  • Develop a sound relationship with key suppliers at top management levels. Ensure that suppliers treat the organisation as preferred customer
  • Works closely with Supply Service management teams in understanding the needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of spend covered

The candidate should:

  • Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by stakeholders
  • Manage and monitor Procurement performance
  • Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business
  • Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes
  • Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with business policies.
  • Motivate suppliers to consider the business as the preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects
  • Lead implementation of tools (Spend Management, eRFx, eContract etc.) and process improvements
  • Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners.

Key challenges

  • Secure best-in-class service from our logistic and warehouse providers whilst optimising total cost of ownership.
  • Drive the quality and impact of Procurement

Professional Experience

  • Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. Strong Experience in FMCG is a must
  • In-depth experience of Procurement, at least 10 years, in a multi-region/global environment, leading logistic and warehouse portfolio

Personal Attributes

  • Capacity to build trustful relationships in all levels of organisation
  • Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills
  • Good analytical skills, business acumen and knowledge of financial fundamentals
  • Ability to work in a truly global and multi-cultural organisation.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and lead/motivate a team
  • Proven team leadership skills and ability to manage remotely Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to make decisions and take calculated risk
  • Results driven
  • Dynamic, highly energetic individual, motivated to achieve success
  • Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages advantageous
  • Flexibility to travel on regular basis