Global Procurement Director - Supplier Risk & Governance

GBP80000 - GBP110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
11 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Director - Risk & Compliance - Global FTSE 50 - London - £80k- 95k + Excellent Benefits


This incredibly diverse FTSE30 pharmaceutical organisation is enjoying rapid expansion across five continents, and its multi-award-winning procurement function is playing a pivotal part in this growth. With an ever-increasing £15bn expenditure, Procurement are up-skilling the department and looking to hire two accomplished commercial procurement experts to lead the management of risk and compliance activities.

They are seeking an experienced procurement expert with related experience in risk management within a blue-chip matrix environment. You will provide strategic leadership across policy, risk & compliance globally, liaising directly with the senior global stakeholders to incorporate policy execution whilst coaching and mentoring 5 direct reports.

The Procurement Director & will: -

  • Provide strategic leadership to determine policy, risk & compliance activity
  • Develop and deliver global procurement policies and working practices to enable delivery of Procurement savings targets and support to key business initiatives
  • Lead the overall strategy and execution of the Firm's Supplier Diversity Program
  • Be responsible for global ethics & compliance governance and direction setting for major projects
  • Implement and embed risk management‎, Supplier Relationship Management, and define linkages with risk councils
  • Determine and effective model for the policy, risk & compliance with support the execution of policy across global procurement

Responsibilities specific to Procurement Director position: -

  • Set Procurement direction & inspire the wider procurement team
  • Develop procurement capability and talent

Required background for Procurement Director:

  • Impressive track record within procurement, quickly rising from junior buyer and procurement specialist positions to senior procurement positions
  • Experience of leading complex procurement change in a global environment with evidence of benefits delivery
  • Strong experience leading risk strategy within a blue-chip environment
  • Strong technical competencies in: stakeholder partnering, procurement performance management, ethics & compliance, supplier relationship management
  • Degree, MA, MBA / MCIPS preferred though not essential

Now is an exciting time to be joining this powerful procurement hub and carve a name for yourself within a top-light Blue Chip firm renowned for promoting from within.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, direct, third party risk, risk management

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