We have an open profile search for an Industrial Company based in France:
A Corporate C.P.O. is required.
This search is open to free-lances professionals, it is likely be converted into a permanent position.
• The CPO leads all global procurement efforts for the global enterprise.
• He / She reports to the CEO and is a true chief at the big wigwam
• Responsible for managing all spending, regardless of the nature of the operating / influence model being used (i.e., who performs the strategy vs. execution of sourcing, buying, paying and managing of suppliers)
• The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is responsible for leading all global procurement efforts to efficiently and effectively enable spend owners such as business units and functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to meet their objectives.
• The CPO will work with each business unit to lead centralized direct and indirect sourcing and procurement efforts. This will include working with the internal stakeholder from initial need identification to final goods or service delivery to meet stakeholder needs. The process starts with demand management (via stakeholder management) that then drives supply analysis / strategy, supplier identification, sourcing execution (i.e., “tendering”), contract negotiation, delivery planning and monitoring, purchase execution, and then ongoing performance management and improvement.
• The CPO will accomplish these tasks through a team of senior sourcing and procurement professionals, local and remote, who will work for and with the various business units and suppliers selected to meet their needs.
• The CPO will also establish relationships with senior-most budget holders to ensure that procurement gets aligned with their particular objectives, and to enlist their support (and some level of their resources) in participating in supply base improvement efforts.
• In addition, the CPO will be responsible for overall procurement strategy and for increasing spend under management (which doesn’t have to include resources that report hard line to the CPO), identifying and evolving best practices and transforming the organization from one that is often still locally driven to one that is led by a center of excellence.
• In the regions where local requirements need to dominate for practical reasons, the CPO will apply knowledge and expertise to assist the local business units in strategy development, tender execution, contract negotiation and supplier performance evaluation.
• Creation and ongoing value creation with a world class supply base
• Development of organizational procurement strategy
• Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
• Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts)
• Management of business process outsourcing activities
• Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
• Selection and management of procurement systems
• Management of procurement staff in (and across) sourcing, contracting, transactional purchasing, supplier management, and miscellaneous internal procurement support activities
• Creating a talent management process in coordination with H.R. to ensure that the right resources are in place
• Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities
• Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
• Budget management for categories under management – and for procurement itself
• Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement
• Building a Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) to help transform Procurement, and also support broader transformation of the value chain and the enterprise.
TECHNICAL PROFILE //
• Strong leadership skills
• Team player at executive levels to collaborate with business units and functional partners like IT, finance, HR, legal, etc.
• Solid operational management and general business skills and savvy
• Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc.
• Industry knowledge in terms of broad industry dynamics on the buy-side (and the sell-side), but also the internal knowledge and “language of the business”
• Excellent communication skills and even better listening skills that allows the CPO to get the “voice of the internal Customer” and to understand the company culture and how to best communicate procurement’s value to it
• Ability to “sell” procurement’s value and to run procurement as a services business like any other well-run professional services business
• In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
• Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals
• Experience with modern sourcing and procurement systems
• Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
• Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills
• Change management skills and self-awareness to take varying approaches with a dynamic set of stakeholders (e.g., expert model vs. facilitative model)
• Knowledge of enterprise risk management and business continuity planning
• Analytical mindset, but also creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches that have historically “boxed-in” procurement
• At least 10 years of senior supply management experience, operational management experience, or experience in the primary service delivery of the organization.
• Candidates should come up from the ranks or from procurement organizations of another industrial firm.
• Procurement consulting experience is accepted (i.e., partner level for many years)
• Proven track record of delivering large savings and other value to large swaths of spend via a strong team of employees managed and developed. The more spend and employees you have manage (and savings you have generated), the better your chances to be our future CPO.
• At least a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area, with a Master's degree preferred.
1 C.P.O. (Chief Procurement Officer), member of the Board.
Our Client is an Industrial Client, undergoing a large multinational transformation programme, across all Business Functions / Units.
France, Paris, where the Headquarters are + multiple regions throughout the world (inside + outside Europe).
Attractive daily fee + expenses (freelance position).
Salary + package to be negotiated (permanent position).
Excellent French and English skills, both written and verbal, are mandatory. Other languages are a plus.
START / END //
September 1st, 2019 for, minimum 6 months.
Full-time, for 120 days, minimum.
Likely to end-up in a permanent position.
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