Director, Procurement

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Director, Procurement

Alvarez & Marsal Europe is demonstrably differentiated to address the most complex business problems and deliver dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. Working either in an advisory capacity or taking the reins in an interim C-Suite role, the Corporate Transformation Services team comprises a group of truly outstanding senior industry and other specialists providing corporate clients with solutions to complex business issues.

 

The Team

A&M’s Procurement specialists not only advise but also negotiate directly with suppliers to strip out significant costs. These unique Procurement services are in high demand across Europe delivering the quickest results and giving the best returns for our clients. Reporting to and, working closely with, the European Business Unit head for Supply Chain and Procurement, the successful appointee will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the build out of the profile and reputation of the Firm, specifically in the key Procurement function.

 

The Role 

As a Director, you will be responsible for managing and delivering projects, helping to win new business, and developing more junior members of the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, awarding and service implementation with direct communications to vendors and in-house stakeholders. The focus will be on identifying, communicating and implementing strategic sourcing opportunities, ensuring that key strategic suppliers/partners are utilized, well managed and best practices are leveraged. Ideally, you will have a demonstrable deep knowledge of procuring effectively, a broad and varied blend of operational and commercial skills, an entrepreneurial approach and some developed networks.

 

The Qualifications

The successful appointee will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused business entrepreneur who is addicted to having an impact, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo. He/She will be a high-energy individual with excellent financial skills and a track record of success. You may bring a mix of advisory experience, either from a top tier strategy firm or leading specialist consultancy but must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of a particular product category (e.g. metals) gained through industry experience and direct negotiation with a range of suppliers.

 

Candidates will have a tight grasp on Procurement trends and challenges in areas such as:

  • Managing complex procurement programmes
  • A specific range of category expertise
  • A specific understanding of the key attributes of the category as well as Global supply options, routes to value and other related cost topics
  • Change management
  • Influencing, engaging and advising various stakeholders across the business (from senior executives down)
  • Facilitation, negotiation and supplier management
  • Data analysis (turning raw data into business insights and intelligence)
  • Technological know-how including processing of category products, (e.g. metals pressing, forming, finishing etc)

 

We would expect the successful candidate to bring:

  • 8+ years experience, with the above outlined expertise in the UK and Europe / Global
  • Experience and consequently a good network across the procurement industry 
  • Clear determination to deliver the latest thinking in procurement solutions within a highly competitive advisory marketplace
  • Robust financial experience and analytical rigor
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited university (Procurement specific related certifications are of interest)
  • Fuency in English and additional European language such as French and/or German is essential.

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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