The Head of Purchasing is responsible for developing a strategic approach to the corporate procurement and material management process for the purchase of direct and indirect goods and services.
In this leadership role, the successful candidate will direct the purchasing of goods and services; assist Purchasing team members and colleagues with procurement processes, change and updates other procurement-related activities;
develop and / or update policies and procedures; and develop a centralized purchasing program that will add value and efficiency to the organization.
Your team will have tactical responsibility for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems that support the company’s acquisition and materials management of goods and services for both customer integration and internal use.
Your main responsibilities will be :
Develop and communicate a procurement business plan; establish, communicate and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
Develop, communicate and administer purchasing team performance and development plans and appraisals.
Serve as the primary contact for procurement related questions, training, policy and procedure interpretation and alignment by all departments.
Oversee contract development and administration.
Develop and implement procurement-related training programs for the team and organization.
Manage current purchasing policies, procedures and programs with a focus on their ability to enhance organizational value and efficiency;
meet regularly with respective departments regarding procurement for their understanding and / or recommendations to enhance policies, procedures and develop, communicate and implement new / revised policies, procedures and programs as needed.
Develop a centralized purchasing program that adds value and efficiency to the organization.
A university degree in Business Administration or Economics or related field.
Solid analytical and computer skills.
Strong communication skills.
Outstanding team building and leadership skills.
7-15 years of related experience, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
Results-oriented, metrics-driven leader with expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development and compliance.
Experience with sourcing and procurement and building a vendor program.
Languages skills : English and French and / or German are required.