Task

• Providing strategic direction for the purchasing function that will support the overall business objectives of the company.

Key Success Factors

You are expected to achieve: • A safe and sustainable supply chain • Fully managed, integrated and seamless supply chain solutions with preferred supplier agreements • Key relationships with preferred supply partners to support business development and growth • Cost reductions and value enhancement delivered by the highest quality, motivated people • A performance measured supply chain, showing marked continuous improvement • Innovative supply chain solutions including electronic procurement and off-shore sourcing • A Customer focused service, closely collaborating with internal stakeholders to deliver the best solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Identifying, leading & implementing projects and initiatives to improve supplier commitment and delivery in order to meet our customer aspirations • Drive optimal supplier performance against the function budget in order to support our customer service and experience • Develop value adding relationships with suppliers.
• The development, motivation, and retention of your direct reports, ensuring they excel in their roles. • Ensuring the team continually review products and services, identifying those which improve efficiency, reduce costs and drive sustainability. • Providing coaching and mentoring; to lead to the empowerment of teams and individuals. • Embedding a culture that ensures adherence to corporate policy and procedure, and legislative requirements. • Communicating Elliott objectives and ensuring direct reports understand and consistently deliver to those objectives. • HR issues including discipline, sickness, absence, and performance & succession management for direct reports and hiring and developing best talent.
• Providing strategic direction for the purchasing function that will support the overall business objectives of the company. • Providing long term breakthrough to generate sustained growth, profitability and focus on sustainability. • Delivering effective procurement solutions to hire depots, new customer tenders, major project delivery teams and the business as a whole. • Managing the supply of goods and services across the Divisions, in order that financial savings and performance improvements are made through a strategic and integrated approach to supply chain management. • Championing the standards of operational, professional and ethical excellence. • Proving leader ship and acting as a key change agent for the function. • Raising the profile of the Procurement function, both internally and externally. • Identifying suppliers who will actively seek to innovate and add value to Elliott’s going forward and develop these relationships.

Hierarchical Relation

Reporting directly to the Technical Operations Director

Experience and Required Skills

• Has strong people management skills, is able to develop and maintain effective relationships. • Is a strong negotiator and influencer with proven track record of savings delivered in Supply Chain arena, introduce and drive change; often representing major culture shifts. • Projects confidence and has an ability to gain respect from across a varied audience; internal & external; from Directors, Operational Managers, suppliers/subcontractors, and the Health & Safety team • Has experience of working within a large and diverse business, understands and is able to introduce up to date working practices and new ideas, system upgrades and changes. • Has experience of managing staff and has a proven record of managing and developing a highly motivated and professional Supply Chain team • Has knowledge of category management. Has the ability to contribute actively in support of any future category management plans • Operates as a role model; by maintaining a professional and ethical approach at all times. • Is a strategic thinker and has highly develops business acumen. • Has experience of high level project management. • Computer literate, with specific understanding of Microsoft Office software. • Ability to communicate, both orally and written, in the English language. • Is self motivated and Customer focused and can prioritise their workload and their teams. • Ability to work as part of a team or as an individual. • Excellent time management skills • Has a Business or technical degree; with specialisation in purchasing and supply chain management being desirable • Has experience in key purchasing roles; where responsibilities included the overall strategic management and development of the function to deliver “best practice” initiatives. • Preferably has experience in a construction / manufacturing / engineering environment.

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