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Procurement Development Lead

80000 - 70000
New England

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To support the professional development of all individuals within the global procurement function and build a functional capability roadmap and planning accordingly. Work with the business functions to develop and deploy content that grows the professionalism of procurement staff To review individual capability gaps across the global function to identify generic capability needs for which new programs are required and to build/help build and deliver those interventions To manage the learning platforms for Procurement capability uplift To manage the annual assessment cycle of procurement competencies To bring innovative opportunities to the procurement teams Building and delivering a vision and roadmap for Procurement Delivery of content and capability uplift across a global community of c300 procurement practitioners Run or oversee the running of procurement specific training courses Work closely with Regional and Global Heads to deliver meaningful content

Critical knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of Procurement, solid knowledge of the external trends and best practice
  • Ability to develop new procurement training content and lead the implementation
  • Leadership of complex Regional and/or Global projects
  • Ability to develop performance measures
Critical skills
  • Good communication skills in order to interface with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Good interpersonal relationships and capability to operate effectively in a matrix organisation
  • Able to lead a number of multi-faceted projects
  • Excellent analytical thinking ability
Critical experience
  • Has at least 5 years commercial experience, preferably in Purchasing, with demonstrated success
  • Experience building a delivering L&D programmes for a global audience
  • Expected to have strong procurement experience or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge of procurement skills
  • Project Team Leadership (geographically dispersed and cross-functional with proven results)

Global business based in Manchester

A truly unique opportunity with an employer of choice in Manchester

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