Interim Head of Procurement

Posted a week ago by Pod Talent Ltd

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£400 - £600/day


I've partnered with one of the largest global consumer goods brands, specializing in cosmetics, health and haircare brands to recruit a Head of Procurement to lead a greenfield division in the business. Founded in the late 90's, the company have gone from strength to strength, initially beginning their journey as a fragrance reseller, now branching out across 7000 products weekly. As Head of Procurement, you are responsible for defining and delivering the procurement strategy for own brand, private label products, whilst working cross functionally with the marketing, NPD and quality teams to ensure excellence across the brand.

The Head of Procurement (own brand cosmetics) will be responsible for:

  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process for own brand, private label products

  • Drive the procurement strategy and play a key role in the delivery of sourcing projects and supplier negotiations

  • Ensure the right products and materials are delivered to the agreed specification, at the required time and at the lowest total acquisition cost

  • With the NPD team, ensure all supplier specifications clearly define the quality and production standards required

  • Source new materials, from either existing or new approved suppliers, through the correct due diligence processes to meet the business needs whilst optimising the commercial benefit

  • Implement a multiple supplier strategy to help mitigate supply risks, ensuring there is a healthy mix of suppliers across all categories

The Head of Procurement will have:

  • A demonstrated track record operating at Senior Category Manager/ Head of Procurement level in a cosmetics/ consumer goods brand.

  • Experience within both an established and greenfield procurement function/ category.

  • A passion for the industry - private label is a relatively new area of the business but is growing quickly

  • Degree + MCIPS beneficial but not essential

This is a great opportunity for a Head of Procurement to step into a greenfield function within the business and drive the team towards excellence, whilst nurturing key supplier and stakeholder relationships.

For more information, please contact Shiva at (url removed)

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, category management, NPD, merchandising, marketing, direct procurement, indirect procurement, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management, SRM, procurement strategy, greenfield, cosmetics, consumer goods, quality assurance, packaging procurement, RFP, RFI, RFQ.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and Technical space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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