Beaumont Select

Head of Procurement - Corporate Services

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Market leading package
08 Sep 2017
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Recruiting for a Head of Procurement - Corporate Services including HR, FM, Professional Services, Marketing, this role will be managing a team of 10 plus experienced Category Managers…

We are currently working on behalf of a leading energy provider recruiting for a Head of Procurement to join their senior leadership team managing a team of 10+ experienced Category Managers covering corporate spend such as HR, Professional Services, FM, Marketing, Travel & Fleet.

  • Responsible for steering of the sourcing activities for the spend categories in the area of Corporate Services (including HR Services, Travel and Fleet, Marketing, Professional Services and Labour as well as Facility Management)

  • Manage a team of 12 experienced Category Managers located in different countries (UK, Sweden, Germany), taking full responsibility for the strategic and tactical sourcing activities related to the respective spend categories

  • Be a part of the International Corporate Procurement leadership team, actively shaping the Procurement function and its strategy and perception in the group. Support Operational Excellence and new digital enhancements, fostering new ideas to drive change

  • Lead, instruct, supervise, support and challenge the Category Managers and continuously develop sourcing strategy for the respective categories regarding saving potentials, standardization of specifications, new sourcing channels and supplier development

  • Identify innovative market approaches and solutions within these categories and drive them together with the key business stakeholders

  • Liaise with technical counterparts in the different  business units in order to reflect and pro-actively shape business needs, promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation, staff and lead category-focused deep dive projects on saving potentials and effective implementation measures. Ensure close collaboration with key internal management decision-makers

  • Take full responsibility and accountability for the spend forecasting, definition of saving potentials, negotiation and target as well as saving target achievement

  • Leadership, steering and management of the supplier relation within tenders and negotiations as well as in pre-tender discussions, prequalification processes and claim management; strategic development and control of business-critical supply chains

  • Promote and facilitate continuous skill development within the team as well as actively contribute to best practice sharing within Procurement

  • Potentially take-on mentoring responsibilities for developing young talents within Procurement

Required Skills:

  • Detailed relevant procurement / strategic sourcing expertise within corporate and indirect spend

  • Leadership experience in cross-country teams

  • Ability to understand demand carrier needs, grasp quickly fundamental economic drivers and key risks and help to transfer them into lean and reliable process solutions

  • Significant negotiation and contracting experience in an international environment, open to industry sector

  • Highly analytical work approach

  • Strong and proven stakeholder management skills

  • Fluency in English, further languages of advantage especially German

  • Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of processes, structures, tools and methodologies of modern procurement organizations

In return our ambitious client will offer you autonomy and opportunity to impact and drive within their new procurement structure / function joining it's senior leadership team.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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