Procurement BP - 1600748

Bracknell RG42 6EY, Jealotts Hill, United Kingdom

Ref#: 12345695565

Date published: 8-Dec-2016

Role Purpose
  • Work closely with the business leaders in the country(s) to ensure that the country(s) business requirements are clearly understood, appropriately challenged, and taken account of in the Category and Sub-Category strategies (Demand management).
  • Establish close working relationships with the Category/Sub-Category Managers to ensure that Category/Sub-Category strategies are fully deployed in the country(s)
  • By developing and maintaining close working relationships with the various business leaders in the country(s) ensure that Indirect Procurement is able to deliver appropriate savings to the P/L on a consistent and sustainable basis
  • Work closely with territory Country Buyers
  • Provide tailored Procurement solutions for the business where the business requirements cannot be met by a Category/Sub-Category strategy or existing buying channel
  • Act as an ambassador of Procurement and Global Sourcing and be the country(s) champion for all Procurement policies, processes and tools
  • Financial: Procurement spend influenced: up to $100m
  • People: No direct reports; the ability to co-ordinate and influence multiple team members and stakeholders
  • Be the face of procurement to stakeholders, ensuring they are aware of and actively support procurement policies, processes and tools and ensuring that Indirect Procurement is fully aware of the challenges, opportunities, and priorities within the territory
  • Ensure the deployment of global and regional Category and Sub-Category strategies in the relevant countries
  • Ensure the alignment of the procurement BP and Category Management teams to ensure the savings/benefits associated with the deployment and leveraging of Category/Sub-Category strategies are fully realised in the countries
  • In cases where the business requirement cannot be covered by an existing procurement channel or Category/Sub-Category strategy, design and execute tailored (custom) solutions, to include running sourcing events, supplier evaluation and selection, contracting, and appropriate contract management on an on-going basis
  • Ensure opportunity pipeline is accurate and able to drive the delivery of targets
  • Work closely with country and territory finance management to embed joint processes and handle escalations from functions
  • Ensure the Indirect Procurement is fully compliant with all relevant policies and processes
  • Promoting Indirect Procurement achievements
  • Deliver the agreed savings within the countries ensuring no adverse impact on quality and time requirements 
Critical knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of purchasing procedures and processes
  • Good understanding of how to influence and sell internally
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Good understanding of Category Management approaches and techniques
  • Leadership of procurement projects and sourcing
  • Developing partnerships based on business acumen
  • Proactive business challenge and analysis (including risk)
  • Good communication and presentation competencies
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Ability to establish and manage relationships with internal clients which drive the Syngenta and procurement strategy
  • Strong ability to influence peers
Critical experience.
  • Strong procurement experience with demonstrated success
  • Strong business acumen
  • Degree or equivalent
Syngenta Competencies
  • Manages for performance
  • Focuses on customers
  • Collaborates across boundaries
  • Critical thinking
  • Business acumen
  • Influencing and negotiation
Additional information
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction
  • Travel within the territory will be required

Work Location

G06-Jealotts Hill Int. Research Cen 
Jealotts Hill Int. Research Cen 
 Bracknell RG42 6EY

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