Head of Purchasing - Lifestyle Brand

Company Name Cast UK Limited (view profile)
Location Bristol, United Kingdom
Date Posted February 17, 2021
Category Retail & Sales
Job Type Full-time
Salary £70000.00 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits


Role Title:

Head of Purchasing - Lifestyle Brand

£70,000 - £80, 000 + Excellent Benefits

Bristol - Flexible Working

Role Profile:

Unique opportunity to develop an innovative purchasing strategy for this high growth brand as it expands operations across Europe.

Responsibilities include:

Develop and continually evolve a clear purchasing strategy for the brand.

Develop a world class purchasing team and process to ensure that purchasing is at the heart of the business decision making and engaged fully upfront for strategic and leverage spend areas.

Develop a clear, agile and controlled purchase to pay process with the appropriate high standards, update cycle and evidence of control expected of a large pan European operating business.

Establish a repeatable and scalable European purchasing approach, blending insourced and outsourced resource

Align purchasing to the changing business strategy.

Leverage systems to enable the purchasing journey to be effortless and to enable adherence to PTP approach.

Identify opportunities to deliver total value savings (avoidance, absolute saving) across the purchasing teams and create a value conscious organisation culture.

Leading a commercially savvy team, create talent density to provide a technical, agile and learning culture that provides competitive advantage to the group and sourcing assurance and confidence on the first pass of sourcing decisions.

Skills & Experience

Preferred Professional qualification in respective field (CIPS qualified, ideally at MCIPS level or equivalent)

Experience of managing multiple external providers and budgets. Network of external support and advisors in field

Proven track record of delivering and implementing step change through identification of opportunity and subsequent follow up

Preferably experience of working with successful lifestyle brands.

Client information

Expanding lifestyle Brand with growing operations across the continent.


£70,000 - £80,000 + Benefits

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