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Head of Procurement - €185k + package

Head of Procurement - €185k + package

  • Location

    Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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  • Salary:

    €165000 - €185000 per annum + LTIP + benefits

  • Contact:

    Geoffrey Reading

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  • Job ref:

    GR - J11661_1535017993

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Role: Head of Procurement

Location: Luxembourg (2 days / week home office)

Remuneration: €165-185k base + LTIP

Languages: English (business language), and either fluent French or fluent German

1st Executive are currently retained with a Global 500 organisation, currently establishing a new procurement department to manage a previously unaddressed spend.

Working for a leading brand, you will be someone who enjoys establishing, building and growing teams, in an environment that can ambiguous and entrepreneurial.

Stepping into a completely greenfield environment, your first responsibilities will be to take ownership of the spend and to start building a team of experienced category managers as well as graduate hires.

Working with suppliers who have a monopoly, you will be someone who can lead bespoke cost modelling, clean sheet calculations and utilise VA/VE principles.

Having experience in a decentralised environment, you will be someone who can engage will stakeholder groups European wide.

Your Profile:

  • You are currently working at a head of position, leading a team of at least 10 other procurement professionals
  • Ideally from an automotive background, you have technical experience using VA/VE principles and Cost Modelling. Experience with clean sheet calculations or similar will be beneficial
  • You have experience with building and developing teams, both in terms of hiring new headcounts and upskilling existing juniors
  • You have experience with transformation and are comfortable stepping into a procurement function where the categories have never been sourced through procurement before
  • You have experience with leading large direct categories (€250MM+), for stakeholder groups that international located
  • You are able to deliver results when working with suppliers who have an absolute monopoly
  • You have a strong academic background
  • You are able to travel c.20%