Managing Director, Procurement Transformation

Firm
Location
London
Education
Postgraduate degree
Benefits
Competitive
Functional areas

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) delivers real results for blue chip corporates, boards and private equity firms, facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams help organisations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced industry operators and world-class consultants, we leverage our restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

The Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) practice is built on deep functional expertise that addresses the most complex business problems and delivers dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. CTS leads CEOs and Boards through the planning and execution of large, complex operational restructuring and business transformation initiatives. We provide an objective perspective of a company’s performance and accelerate lasting bottom-line results.

The Procurement team brings experience from both operational and advisory roles. The team of senior professionals have not just capabilities as consultants but in most cases also a track record as an operating executive at a senior level in the corporate world. They relish the opportunity to work in a “hands-on” style with senior client management, and with the entrepreneurial freedom and opportunities which are at the heart of A&M’s culture. A&M’s Procurement specialists negotiate directly with suppliers to strip out significant costs. Our unique Procurement services are in high demand across Europe delivering the quickest results and giving the best returns for our clients.

An opportunity exists for a Procurement expert at Managing Director level, with deep knowledge and insight, a broad and varied blend of operational and advisory background and a strong network of high-level contacts across UK and Europe. Working closely with the European Senior Leadership team, you will be responsible for to the build out of the profile and reputation of the Firm, specifically in the key Procurement function. You will manage and deliver projects, win new business, and develop a world class team.

You will be experienced in procurement transformation solutions that address businesses critical issues either in an advisory capacity or taking the reins in an interim C-Suite role. You will operate on a pan-European level and, leveraging A&M’s brand and expertise, help shape and build a differentiated and best in class consulting services. The successful candidate will:    

  • Lead the development of the Procurement Transformation team in the UK and Europe by engaging with prospective clients and developing enduring senior level client relationships
  • Build the A&M brand and profile by successfully winning and delivering client assignments and managing project teams to exceed client expectations
  • Contribute to thought leadership and the development of the practice by raising the profile and our reputation with clients and internally across other teams  
  • Provide a significant contribution to practice building activities such as recruiting and training junior team members
  • Identify and manage key strategic suppliers/partnerships

Desired Skills and Experience

You will have a demonstrable deep knowledge of procuring effectively, a broad and varied blend of operational and consulting skills, an entrepreneurial approach and well-developed networks and be prepared to fill interim management roles in Procurement such as e.g. CPO, Head of Direct Material Procurement, etc.

  • 10+ years’ experience with the above outlined blend of corporate line management in a blue chip environment and advisory in a major advisory firm delivering procurement transformation and performance improvement
  • Experience and consequently a robust network across the UK and European in Industrial Products, Automotive, Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Medical Devices or other B2B sectors
  • A track record in supporting and driving the relationship and sales management process
  • A breadth of experience across sourcing, supply market scanning, bidding, negotiating, awarding and service implementation with direct communications to vendors and in-house stakeholders
  • Analytical rigour and financial experience
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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, gender identity, 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.

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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.

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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