Sr. Director, Global Strategic Procurement Materials

Brambles ,
Manchester, Greater Manchester


Job Description

Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as 'pooling'. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit Job Description The Senior Director of Global Strategic Procurement Materials will lead the global office for direct materials. The global office for direct materials will have the mission of defining the technology of use in our suppliers' future production facilities, the location, and the business model. This function will define our future Value Chain of direct materials. It will identify & develop our supplier panel of the future, looking for those suppliers who can become partners in innovation and value creation for our direct materials. Location: Alpharetta, GA, Orlando, FL, Manchester, UK or Madrid, Spain Scope * All spend categories (Direct - Assets, Timber, Plastic, Steel, Equipment, New materials). * All Brambles countries. Major/Key Accountabilities * Value creation * Analysis, evaluation, and selection of suppliers, technologies, locations, for the production and supply of our direct materials. * Evaluate alternative future /emerging production technologies, technical capacities in suppliers * Evaluate Brambles production needs and potential future locations for our suppliers' production activities * Select Supplier Panel: Owner of the Relationship with Suppliers * The Senior Director owns the relationship with our suppliers. In particular, the Category Maps & Development Plan for each supplier * Supply Contracts, Terms & Conditions (T&C) Measures * Procurement KPI's such as cost, delivered savings, delivered cost reduction initiatives, cash improvement, reduction of the number of suppliers, execution of supplier's development plan Authority/ Decision Making * Expense and supplier contract up to 200k USD Purchasing decisions; * Approval of non-standard payment terms * Non-Hire stock CAPEX approval up till 100k USD * Disposals of asset up till 250k USD * Co-approve leases * CAPEX PO's up till approved CAPEX by business Key contacts * VP Global Procurement, Operations * Regional Heads * Regional Proc. Directors * BU and CBU Heads * Direct and dotted line reports * Main suppliers * Outsourcing Third Parties * Associations Qualifications * Master degree or Masters in Science; MBA desirable * Professional qualification related to Procurement required (e.g. CPM) Additional requirements * Experience in logistics or pooling industry * Supply chain qualifications * Engineering degree * Quality Management degree * Product development qualification * At least 10 years of experience within the business in relevant departments such as Product Development, Process Engineering, Quality, Procurement, Innovation Experience * In-depth knowledge of existing value chains in materials under scope specifically on pallets, timber, and plastics * Experience in leading high performing teams or a Procurement unit * Strong people management skills (managing, motivating and developing staff) * Communication skills to Preferred Education Masters Preferred Level of Work Experience Not Indicated We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at