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I am thrilled to be exclusively partnering with a market leader within the FMCG industry on their search for a Procurement Director (Head of) based in Liverpool. This is a brand new position to the business and is a fantastic opportunity for any ambitious purchasing professional looking for their next step into a senior leadership role.

The Procurement Director will be responsible for the direct & indirect procurement functions, overseeing the purchasing budget for the entire business, and managing a team of 5 Buyers.

Key responsibilities will include:
* Drive, develop and deliver the purchasing strategy across the business.
* Responsible for the entire purchasing budget, overseeing a team of 5 buyers.
* Drive exceptional performance inline with the companies values and strategic goals.
* Responsible for a portfolio of 20,000 lines across grocery, frozen and chilled goods.
* Identify potential suppliers (national & international) ensuring commercial terms are agreed.
* Manage and continually develop relationships with existing suppliers ensuring performance levels are inline with business needs.
* Lead of exclusive agreements and terms with manufacturers across various markets.
* Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers for quality, value and lead times.
* Lead on all in-direct procurement as per the business requirements day to day.
* Regular reporting, forecasting and budget management.
* Promote team development, coaching and succession plans.

Key skills required for the role:
* Experience leading the purchasing/procurement function for a business ideally within the FMCG industry.
* Team management experience across a buying function.
* Previous exposure to procurement budgets and reporting to senior stakeholders.
* A leader that is passionate about developing others and achieving success.
* Experience across a broad range of buying channels is essential with evidence of success.
* Good people skills with a sound work ethic.
* Organised with strong attention to detail combined with a passion for brands and food.
* The right candidate must be IT literate and have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.


This is a permanent role offering a salary up to £65,000 + benefits (car + bonus) based in Liverpool. For further information on the position please reach out to Jessica directly.

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