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Procurement director Jobs in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Procurement director Jobs in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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.

​One of the most widely-known and biggest cities in the United Kingdom, Newcastle is known for its wild nightlife, historical attractions, and of course, the long-established Newcastle United Football Club. The city has many thriving businesses and a successful economy, of which Meridian is but one small part of a large-scale successful city.

Being such a well-established city, it probably isn’t surprising that transport around the city is a necessity. Newcastle therefore has many different available travel options, including multiple bus companies alone, with the likes of Stagecoach and Arriva respectively. Newcastle upon Tyne also has its own railway station, being included as a stop in the TransPennine express route, which allows travel across the north side of England with relative ease. To make life even easier, being such a staple city in the North East, road and motorway linkage across and around Newcastle is more than adequate, with several A roads such as the A694 and the A19.

Aside from the ease of travel, Newcastle has a proud northern culture, with the aforementioned Newcastle United, the stunning Tyne Bridges, and various historical landmarks such as the Newcastle Castle and Newcastle Cathedral. It truly is a very unique and special northern city.

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