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Director of Procurement
- Multinational Scope
- Newly created position !
About Our Client
Our client is a multinational consumer packaged goods company, globally headquartered in the Greater Chicago area. They have had a strong focus within health and wellness sector, resulting in explosive, year on year growth for the past 5 years. The company boasts a very relaxed, open environment with highly passionate group of professionals. They are seeking equally passionate people, who are eager to contribute to and be a part of a growing, multinational business.
The Director of Procurement will be responsible for building the existing Procurement and Sourcing team while increasing the overall efficiencies throughout the department. The role will also be responsible for identifying, vetting and selecting new suppliers while simultaneously developing stronger, robust relationships with the existing supplier base. As partnerships with new and existing suppliers will be critical to the growth of the business, the Director of Procurement will take the leading role in creating long-term, beneficial relationships with all suppliers.
Equally, as the Procurement and Sourcing team will be expanding under the direction of the Director of Procurement, they will be responsible for hiring, training and developing new members into the group. The Director of Procurement will also mentor and develop existing team members, setting professional development goals while working with Talent Development Dept. on appropriate training programs etc.
The Successful Applicant
The Director of Procurement will have 12 years + experience within direct procurement, supplier sourcing and supplier management within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. They will have experience working within a multinational organization, with procurement experience inside and outside the US.
The Director of Procurement will also have 5 years people management experience, with a heavy focus in hiring, training, and mentoring individuals within their team. They will have a strong ability and experience in supplier relationship building with a core focus on establishing long term arrangements.
What's on Offer
This is an exciting opportunity for any procurement professional interested in making a significant impact within a growing organization. For all those looking to take on an exciting challenge, please apply now.