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Procurement director Jobs in Trafford Park

Procurement director Jobs in Trafford Park

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.

​Our Trafford Park branch is part of one of the most widely-recognised industrial estates in Manchester, as Trafford Park is known for being a historical, industrial powerhouse in the North West. Which comes as no surprise considering the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal run right through it, of which the Salford Quays is found on the other side.

Bustling with industry and growing businesses such as Kellogg’s, Screwfix, and many more, forming nearly one and half thousand businesses in the area, and employing many more. It is a great place to find growing businesses, constant projects and construction jobs, and ongoing renovations and refurbishments.

On top of this, Trafford Park is within five minutes’ drive of The Trafford Centre and Trafford Retail Park and is across the Manchester Ship Canal from Salford Quays. Transport links are therefore abundant, with various buses to and from The Trafford Centre, The Quays, the City Centre, and within Trafford Park itself. Additionally, the M60 Ring Road goes around Trafford, with junctions at Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston alike, so there is no shortage of fast travel options across Trafford either.

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