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Procurement director Jobs in Chester

Procurement director Jobs in Chester

Job Overview

Skills Required

You will need:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team player at executive levels to collaborate with business units and functional partners like IT, finance, HR, legal, etc. The biggest reason for CPOs not staying long at a firm is due to culture
  • Solid operational management and general business skills and savvy
  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc.
  • Industry knowledge in terms of broad industry dynamics on the buy-side (and the sell-side), but also the internal knowledge and “language of the business”
  • Excellent communication skills and even better listening skills that allows the CPO to get the “voice of the internal customer” and to understand the company culture and how to best communicate procurement’s value to it
  • Ability to “sell” procurement’s value and to run procurement as a services business like any other well-run professional services business
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices, but doesn’t have to come from within the procurement ranks
  • Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals
  • Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
  • Strategic Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Change management skills and self awareness to take varying approaches with a dynamic set of stakeholders (e.g., expert model vs. facilitative model)
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management and business continuity planning

 

Qualifications

At least a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area, with a Master's degree preferred.

​A beautiful city located in the heart of Cheshire, it is famed across Britain as one of the most beautiful and history-rich areas in all of the United Kingdom. Boasting impressive landmarks, such as Roman Walls, Cathedrals, and the famous Chester Zoo, tourism and sightseeing in Cheshire is a walk in the park. Cheshire is also not far from the coast, and is conveniently placed, within an hour from Liverpool, Manchester and the Welsh border.

The city is also not far from various motorways, including the M6 and the M56, two well-maintained and commonly used motorways in the North West. The city is also surrounded by many major roads and A-road systems, making it easily accessible and easy to travel to and from across the North West of England. There is also Chester Train Station, should one want to travel a little further or quicker in and out of the city.

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